After Apple not-so-surprisingly came out saying that they’ve been slowing down iPhones in order to compensate for degrading batteries it’s not wrong to think whether us, Android users, might be having the same problem but just that we haven’t found out publicly yet.
The one truth you can take back from all this is that batteries do degrade over time (even faster than you’d expect) and at times it can even cause your phone’s software to misunderstand just how much more battery it actually has left.
Former Samsung technician, Ashtonmore, shared on Reddit few days back that as batteries deplete with age, they only have so many recharge cycles. This helps let the phone’s software know how much has drained over time and what the true 100% of the battery is.
As time goes by and after the many times you’ve charged your phone the 100% that you first thought your phone’s battery level was at will only really be 90 or 80%. That’s a clear sign that your phone’s not showing the correct charge that is left and it needs to be calibrated (have it brought back to normal levels).
This guide, all thanks to Ashton, will show you how to calibrate your Android phone’s battery and get it back showing your battery’s actual charge. 🙂
How to Properly Calibrate Battery on Any Android Phone: 5 Steps
Step 1: Use your phone like you usually do and let it until your battery died. Wait until the screen turns off completely.
Step 2: Great! Now turn your phone back on. Your phone will likely shut down again before it even finishes booting, but the battery is not completely dead yet.
Step 3: Keep repeating this process several more times. Power it on, and let it keep trying to boot up, then let it die. You see, eventually, your phone won’t even try to boot up anymore (you won’t see the logo or splash screen). At this point, you can stop powering your phone back on.
Step 4: Good work. Next, without turning your phone on, plug it into a charger and let it sit there plugged in for at least 6 hours or so. This is to make sure the phone is charged to 100% capacity without turning the phone back on.
Step 5: Finally, once you’re confident that your phone’s battery if fully charged, you can go ahead and turn your phone back on again. You can continue to keep your normal usage and normal charging habits.
That’s it! 🙂
After about a week later, repeat this same exact process (Steps 1-5) and your software battery meter will calibrate precisely with your battery’s physical charge level.
Share this guide with anyone, your friends or your family and help them calibrate the batteries of their Android phone so that it shows correctly how much more battery it actually has left. You’ll never know when it could prove itself important. 🙂