Battery charge and discharge limits: taking care of your mobile?
You may be reading this and wondering why you would need to have battery charge and discharge limits on your Android phone. It is a coherent question and it is what we are going to try to answer here. Basically, it’s about taking care of your battery. Depending on who you ask, you will find different answers regarding how to treat your battery, and the truth is that there does not seem to be a consensus on this today.
However, some things are clear: keeping the device 100% with the cable plugged in is not good. Therefore it is not advisable to leave the phone charging overnightas it will reach the limit and stay there. It is in these cases that it may be advisable to establish battery charge and discharge limits, indicating when to stop charging and when to start charging again.
How to set battery charge and discharge limits on Android
To get this done, you will need an application available for free on the Play Store and called, appropriately, Battery Charge Limit [ROOT]. As its name suggests, you will need to have a rooted phone to use it, something you can learn to do with our rooting tutorials on Android.
Once your mobile is rooted, these are the instructions for use according to the developer himself:
- Enable the limit in the app.
- Change the limit up to which it should be loaded (by default set to 80).
- Check which control file works best with your device (better leave it in the default).
- The app only activates when you connect a charger and deactivates shortly after unplugging it. This saves battery life.
- If you disable the limit but the mobile does not load beyond it, restart the mobile after uninstalling the application. This will undo all the changes.
From now on, it is simply a matter of loading and unloading your mobile. Once you set the limits that you think are conducive, that’s it. You can put your mobile to charge during the night, which when you wake up will not have tried to stay at 100% charge, but will have started to download. And if it gets too low, your download limit will restart the process.