Battery health is important for all devices and a good device is well known from the battery performance if well calibrated. The battery status of any gadget is very critical and important as you cannot enjoy your device when the battery is faulty except you want your device to remain plugged to electricity all the time. Using a bad laptop battery is manageable and useable when plugged with electricity, but when you want to mobilize your laptop to office or school you have to source for electricity to make use of your laptop.
Now compare the stress with having a good laptop battery, you can use your device anywhere you want. This scenario is worse for mobile phones and tablets; imagine having a bad battery health status and you have to plug your phone to electricity all the time?
How will you cope on transit when on the street or waiting for a bus at the bus station? Now you see the battery health status is important.
HOW TO IDENTIFY A GOOD BATTERY
Well known most of the gadgets this days have good battery life and some devices like iphone and Samsung phones have poor battery life but the battery health status should be good enough to meet up the average use of the phone and meet up enough task on your device.
On IOS you have options to check your battery health yourself. You go to the settings option and click on battery and select battery health. Your will see your battery health in percentage and recent battery activity on your phone.
On Samsung devices and other android devices they are not able to show you the battery health, you can download third party apps on google play store to download battery app that can dig deep into your phone and give detailed information about your phone battery and give recent, daily activities about your phone battery usage.
On Laptop windows and mac os gives you option to check only your battery level, on the bios setup settings you can run a battery test and this gives you adequate health performance of your battery.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR BATTERY HEALTHY
Making your battery healthy gives your gadget a long durability usage, when the battery is faulty the device gets tiring.
- For Mobile Phones; if you got a new mobile phone, charge the phone while it is switch off, by default the phone has its own industrial charging which has been used to test the device from factory and requires proper charging to put in the battery cells to proper function and this device get used to the charging routine. It is advisable to charge mobile phone to 100 percent and most be used till 5 percent or 1 percent and charge the mobile phone back. The reason for making use the battery down to its last life is because you are maintaining the battery health. If you keep charging the battery at green health that means your phone adapts to constant power supply and wont be able to utilize its battery to full capacity and this makes it difficult to adapt to situation when you need the battery and you get fast drop rate
- For Laptop; I advice you charge your laptop to 100% and use till 15% before charging back to maintain the battery health. If you are a busy person that uses the laptop for a long time, you can go to your bios settings and set your battery to a maximum charge of 80%.