When Should You Replace Your Phone Battery?

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When Should You Replace Your Phone Battery?

If you're wondering when should you replace your phone battery, we've got you covered.

A rechargeable lithium-ion battery is the lifeblood of your smartphone. And like any rechargeable batteries, they become less effective as they chemically age. In other words, the amount of charge they can hold diminishes over time. Eventually, it reaches a point where you need to replace the battery.

But how would you know when it's time to replace your phone battery? Well, in this article, we’re going to give you an insight into the right time to replace your phone battery. Let's get into it!

When Should You Replace Your iPhone Battery?

If you own an iPhone, it’s pretty easy to tell if the battery needs replacing. Unlike Android, iOS give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery. By checking the battery health on your iPhone, you can determine whether you need to replace your battery. To do that:

  1. Go to Settings > Battery
  2. Tap on Battery Health.
  3. You will see the Maximum Capacity of your battery in percentage. That's your battery health.
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When your battery health drops below 80%, Apple recommends that you replace your battery. However, that doesn't mean you need to replace your battery immediately. An iPhone with 70 to 80% of battery health can still pull through the day.

You shouldn’t worry about replacing the battery until the day you notice that it stops holding a sufficient charge to get through the day comfortably. When that day finally comes and you would like to get help with a battery replacement, contact Apple Support for service options.

When Should You Replace Your Android Phone Battery?

But for those who don't own an iPhone, the question remains: when should you replace your phone battery? While users can check the battery health on their Android smartphone using third-party apps like AccuBattery, not everyone prefers to do that as it requires installing a separate app.

So, for Android users, there are several symptoms that can help you determine if your phone battery is getting worn out. Here's a quick rundown of the signs that indicate your battery is degrading and needs a replacement.

  • An unusually rapid drain on the battery
  • Overheating
  • Unexpected shutdowns
  • Noticeable performance issue
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When you notice one or several of these things happening on your phone, you should consider getting a replacement. Again, we suggest that it's okay to wait until your battery starts failing to make it to the end of the day.

But if you are really concerned about the performance of your phone, you can replace it right away. After all, you are the master and have the final word on what you do with your phone.