Conserve Battery Life of Mobile Computers and Devices As consumers rely on mobile computers and devices more and more every day, it is increasingly important for the battery life on these devices to support high usage demands. Unfortunately, battery life on these devices often is not sufficient for many users to make it throughout the day with moderate activity on their devices. For this reason, it is important to conserve battery life so that a mobile computer or device can remain functional until it is possible to connect it to a battery charger. The following steps guide you through the process of conserving battery life on mobile computers and devices:
a. When you first obtain a new mobile computer or device or purchase a new battery for your computer or mobile device, charge the battery completely. Most new mobile computers and devices will indicate how long to charge the battery before its first use. Refrain from using the device before the battery is fully charged.
b. Charge the battery only when it is drained completely. Many batteries on computers and mobile devices can be charged only a certain number of times before they fail completely. For this reason, you should charge batteries only when absolutely necessary.
c. When you charge your mobile computer or device, try not to unplug the battery charger until the battery is charged completely.
d. Use the battery charger supplied with the mobile computer or device. Connecting inexpensive battery chargers from other vendors may damage the battery.
e. If you want to use the mobile computer or device while it is plugged in to an external power source, remove the battery, if possible, if it is fully charged. Leaving the mobile computer or device connected to an external power source while the battery has a full charge can shorten the life of the battery. f. If you are using a laptop or tablet, disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth unless you are using them.
1. What other ways can you think of to conserve the battery life on your mobile computer or device? 2. Approximately how long do batteries on your mobile computers and devices last before they no longer are able to hold a charge?
3. What else can shorten the battery life on a mobile computer or device?