Smart phones have made our lives a lot easier but battery problems with these smart devices are really annoying. If you are a smart device user, either android or iPhone, your biggest concern is probably making your battery last till the end of the day. Of course there are tips to extend Android battery life or to save iPhone battery life. But if the battery performance and duration have decreased, it is time for battery calibration. Here is how you can calibrate battery on your Android phone.
How do you know if there is a problem with my battery?
Before you move on to calibrate you battery, you will need to first check if your battery is damaged or not. Sometimes, your battery needs to be changed and calibration won’t do any good for your device.
First of all, if your phone has a removable back cover, turn off your phone and remove the battery. Then inspect the battery for leaks and check if the battery is swollen. Also, if your phone does not sit flat on a surface anymore, this can also be the sign of a swollen battery.
Also, you can consult with a report shop for an expert’s opinion. If it is necessary to replace the battery, try to go with an original one.
What is battery calibration?
The Android OS has a feature which is called Battery Stats. This feature keeps track of battery capacity when it is full or empty. Now the problem might arise when this feature becomes corrupted and starts displaying data that isn’t real which causes the phone to turn off before it reaches 0 percent. Calibrating your Android battery simply means getting the Android OS to correct this information so it shows your actual battery levels once again.
How to calibrate Android battery without root
Here is how you can calibrate your battery if your Android device is not rooted:
- Fully discharge your battery until it turns off
- Turn it on again and let it turn itself off
- Plug in your phone with your charger and let it charge to 100 percent without turning it on
- Unplug the charger
- Turn on your phone. It is likely that the phone won’t say 100 percent. Plug the charger back in, leave your phone on and wait until it says 100 percent
- Repeat this cycle until it says 100 percent when you start it up without it being plugged in
- Now let your phone discharge to 0 percent and turn itself off
- Fully charge your phone one more time without interruption and you are done
Remember, repeating this cycle and battery calibration regularly is not recommended as it is not good for your battery to run it off to 0 percent too often. Do this process only if it is necessary because it has a negative effect on battery life in the long run.
How to calibrate Android battery with root
Battery calibration on a rooted Android device is basically the same as the method explained above with the added step of using the root-enabled application. Here are the steps you will need to take:
- discharge your device fully until it turns itself off
- Turn it on and let it turn itself off again
- Plug in your phone with your charger, don’t turn it on and wait until it is 100 percent charged
- Unplug your phone
- It is likely that the battery percentage won’t be 100 percent. So, plug in your phone, leave it on and let it charge to 100 percent.
- unplug the device and restart it. It is likely that the percentage won’t be 100. So plug it in and let it charge to 100.
- Repeat this cycle until it says 100 percent when you start it without plug in
- Launch the Battery Calibration app and make sure your battery status is 100 percent. and then restart
- Launch the app immediately and recalibrate the battery
- Discharge your phone to 0 percent and let it turn itself off
- Charge the battery to 100 percent with your device switched off without interruption and you are done!
I hope this Battery calibration tutorial was useful for you. Please do notify me in the comments section if you have any problems or questions.