How to prevent your smartphone battery from suffering a premature death
The trick to keeping the battery powering your smartphone from keeling over and suddenly dying is to prevent the component from charging all the way to 100%. that’s because the life span of your battery depends on the number of charging cycles it has. Each cycle is counted when you go from 0% to 100%. Once you’ve charged your battery the maximum number of times, you will have to replace the battery with a brand new one.
The Pixel 6 series, when enabled, will automatically cap charging the battery at 80% to help the component live a longer life
Don’t charge your phone in bed where it can become a potential fire hazard by getting covered by blankets and pillows; cutting off the handset’s access to air is dangerous. The best place to charge your phone is on a flat hard surface. If your phone does get warm, do not put it in the freezer next to the T.V. dinners. Going from one temperature extreme to the other can damage the phone as the components can expand in the heat.
Introducing cold temperatures to the phone in this scenario could result in the addition of unwanted moisture to your device. If you feel that your phone is overheating, your best bet is to unplug it if it is charging and turn off the handset. Sit with it in a cool place, away from sunlight, and take off any case that you might have on the device. If you were charging the phone when it got hot, check the cable to make sure that it isn’t damaged. If it does have damage, toss the cable and use a brand new one.
Take good care of your phone’s battery and it will take good care of you and your phone.