That feeling when you are about to send a very urgent and important text message or perhaps you are about to win a hard level on your favorite Candy Crush Soda game and your cell phone battery suddenly shut down. It’s both annoying and frustrating, isn’t it? I know many of you agree with me. These simple tips can help you make the battery life of your mobile phone last longer.

Just like the CPU of your cell phone which functions as its brain, the battery also plays a very vital role in the system of your mobile device . The battery serves as the heart of your mobile device. And without it, your phone will definitely stop working. This is the main reason why you need to keep it healthy.

Fortunately, there are practical ways to keep your battery healthy and to also keep it last longer. Here are a few pro tips that you can follow to stretch the life of your battery.

Avoid using your cell phone while charging. Turn it off, instead. Experts say that using your mobile device while it is charging is one of the reasons why batteries get easily damaged. The phone generally gets hot when being used while it is charging. And too much heat is definitely bad for batteries. It can decrease the lifecycle of your battery by half or so.

Turn off cell phone when charging

Do not wait for your battery to hit 100% before you unplug the charger. It is also not advisable to completely drain the battery or wait for your device to shut down on its own before you charge it. Instead, keep the battery level somewhere between 1% and 100%.

Keep battery level in the middle

Reduce screen brightness

Your screen can eat up a large percentage of your battery life. When you set the screen brightness to a hundred percent, it will not only gradually reduce your battery percentage points but it will also increase the operating temperature of your phone. It would be better if you dim the screen or leave it on “Auto” most of the time and just turn up its brightness when needed.

Fancy animated screen saver is one of your phone’s biggest battery hogs. If you prefer to save your battery points to make it last longer than to make your phone look more fashionable, better disable animated screen savers.

Replace battery

If you think that you need to consider cell phone repair because your device is starting to act strangely like when it suddenly shuts down even when its battery is still at the 25% level or perhaps it does not hold a charge anymore, try to get a new battery first. No matter how much you take good care of your battery, it will never last forever. In some cases, a simple battery replacement can fix these types of cell phone problems.