Most of us have an unfavorable feeling when we go outside when we are cold, when we notice that the battery of a fully charged phone suddenly discharges in an instant.
A broken phone can cause a lot of inconvenience and disrupt the normal course of the day. Fortunately, there are trusted and proven tips to help you take proper care of your phone even when the temperature drops.
“During the cold season, smartphones can be turned off, battery life generally shortens, and the screen becomes less sensitive.
However, pre-preparation and some smart solutions will ensure that your smartphone works efficiently even on the coldest days, ”says Urtė Eidžiūnaitė, Huawei’s product training manager in Lithuania.
The expert shares 5 recommendations that will help protect your phone from the inconveniences of winter and extend the life of the device:
1. Keep it close to you
Most smartphone batteries contain lithium ion, which works best in temperatures between -5 and 35 degrees Celsius. Therefore, any lower temperature can significantly affect battery life and efficiency.
“Smartphones are most vulnerable when left in the cold for long periods of time, so take care to store your phone properly first. In bad weather conditions, it is important to do everything possible to prevent your smartphone from freezing.
Therefore, it is worth keeping the smart one not in a bag or backpack, but as close to the body as possible, in a trouser or jacket pocket ”, says U. Eidžiūnaitė.
2. Use it only when necessary
If you are ready for a long hike in freezing temperatures and you know that you are not using your smartphone at the moment, it is best to turn it off completely.
“On the other hand, if you need to use your phone, make sure it uses as much battery power as possible. Make sure to close any power-consuming apps, turn off location services (GPS), and turn on power saving mode. When you unplug your phone, use it with your back to the wind.
Also, try to harness the potential of other technologies. For example, if you have to make frequent phone calls outside, consider buying a cordless headset or a smartwatch, which will prevent you from taking the phone out of your pocket unnecessarily, ”recommends U. Eidžiūnaitė.
3. Take care of protection
If it is necessary to turn off the phone during the cold season, it is important to take care of the proper protection of the smartphone. One of the most effective solutions are protective covers that help keep you warm.
“The high-quality, water-resistant case that fully envelops the phone also protects it from direct contact in cold weather. Also from wet snow or ice if you accidentally throw the unit outside. Therefore, the protective cover is highly recommended during the cold season, as it not only retains the cold, but also protects against possible external damage, ”says U. Eidžiūnaitė.
4. Don’t rush to load
Even if you take all the precautions, your phone will still be discharged; don’t rush to load it when you get home.
“The battery life of modern mobile phones stands out for its longevity: for example, the new Huawei Nova 9 has a 4300 mAh battery, which allows the smartphone to recharge in just a few minutes.
However, as soon as you return to a warm room, do not rush to charge it, even if the phone is discharged; first let the device warm up a bit. Even 30 more minutes will help prevent condensation from building up inside the battery, which can permanently damage the device’s battery, ”warns U. Eidžiūnaitė.
5. Learn from other mistakes
One of the most common maintenance mistakes on your smartphone is leaving this device in a car in the cold. Cars cool down very quickly in cold weather, so you can permanently damage your smartphone’s components in low temperatures. However, if you have to leave your phone at work, be sure to unplug it from the charger.
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