Signs You Need to Replace Your Cell Phone Battery

There comes a time when you need to service your phone. Whether you’re sending your phone to Wireless Specialties of Middle Georgia for cell phone repairs, or you’re trying to piece together your warranty on your own, cell phones all need a little TLC from now and then — especially their batteries.

Many people don’t know this, but cell phone batteries are considered “chemical components” that will eventually degrade in performance and capacity over time. And as your cell phone battery degrades in capacity and performance, you’ll likely start to notice some of the following issues. Read on to learn more, or get in touch with us today to schedule repairs!

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Your Phone Battery is Draining Quickly

When a phone’s battery is on its last leg, it drains quickly. You could look at your phone at 100% in an hour, and have the device drain down to 20% in just a few minutes. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but it’s often a problem with the battery and the way your phone’s software reports battery capacity. If you have a quick-draining phone, schedule a quick repair with Wireless Specialties of Middle Georgia.

overheating phone

Your Phone’s Battery Is Overheating

If you notice that your phone’s battery is overheating, this could be a sign that it needs to be replaced. Overheating batteries can lead to serious issues, including potential fires. Make sure to replace your battery if it’s getting too hot. This can often be a result of rapid charging and discharging due to a decaying battery.

dead phone battery

Your Cellphone Battery Isn’t Holding a Charge

If you’re finding that your phone’s battery is not holding a charge as long as it used to, this could be a sign that it needs to be replaced. This could be due to the battery becoming damaged from use or simply because it’s reached its lifespan.

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Your Phone Is Experiencing Performance Issues

Did you know that your phone’s performance can be affected by its battery health? Oftentimes, when a phone detects a battery is decaying, it will shift processes and “throttle” (think of this as your phone weakening its performance on purpose to conserve battery). Eventually, if your battery degrades to a certain point, the phone can no longer compensate for the battery, and the device will not be able to turn on.

Batteries are chemical components just like anything else on your device, and they do degrade over time. If you notice any of the telltale signs of battery degradation, it’s important to get in touch with Wireless Specialties of Middle Georgia for a fast and easy battery replacement.