# Fast Tips! Battery Calibration

#### bytegeeks

##### Geek
Pinoy Techie
REGARDING BATTERY CALIBRATION

Is it a myth? Or is there a truth behind the process?

No, really? May ibang users na nagsasabing walang magagawa ang battery calibration. Pero may iba naman na naniniwalang nakakatulong ang battery calibration.

So kung hindi totoo ang battery calibration, bakit may mga naniniwala pa rin sa old wives tale na kapag bago ang battery, kailangan munang i-charge ang battery for 12 hours or more?

The problem lies with the wrong information. Kasi ang akala ng iba, most batteries of late are still the same from the batteries being used in the late 90s and early 2000s.

Hindi na po. Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) and Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) are cellphone batteries of the past. Lithium Ion/Lithium Polymer na po ang batteries ngayon, which behaves very differently from the first two mentioned. And dahil diyan, iba rin ang paraan ng pag-aalaga dito.

Kailangan din mai-correct ang notion na battery calibration can prolong your battery charge. Never ever believe the myth that battery calibration can do just that.

It does not.

Pag ang relos ninyo, mali ang oras na pinapakita, anong ginagawa ninyo? Kina-calibrate para tama ang oras.

Kapag ang metro ng timbangan ninyo, hindi nakatapat sa zero ang pointer, anong ginagawa ninyo? Kina-calibrate para tumama ang pointer.

That's what CALIBRATION does. It corrects errors. So battery calibration is performed to correct errors in percentage reading. So ano yung mga errors na yun?

1. Kapag nagcha-charge kayo, hindi umaabot sa 100% at kadalasan stuck at certain percentage
2. Kapag imbes na tumataas ang charge ninyo eh nababawasan pa while charging (provided that you are using the stock fast charger of your phone)
3. Kapag tumatalon-talon ang battery reading (for instance, 100% tapos biglang naging 95% kaagad at nag-ii-skip)
4. Kapag around 15% na lang ang battery percentage ninyo, at biglang namatay na ang phone ninyo, or kapag tumatalon-talon na rin ang battery percentage)

Yan ang mga indicators na kailangan ng battery calibration ng phone ninyo. At dapat naman po talagang kina-calibrate ang battery para i-condition yung battery for use. Pero this is not a process done regularly. You don't need to do it kung wala namang problema ang battery reading ninyo. You only perform this once or in the event na present yung mga problemang na-enumerate sa itaas.

HOW TO CALIBRATE YOUR CELLPHONE BATTERY

1. Ipa-lowbatt ang cellphone hanggang 5% or hanggang sa buhay pa rin ang cellphone. Kapag 2% na lang at buhay pa rin then manually turn off your cellphone.
2. Plug in the charger and charge it ng naka-off until mag-full (100%).
3. Once full, unplug the charger sa phone, then turn on your phone.
4. Once open na ang phone, turn on niyo yung airplane mode para walang papasok na kahit anong calls and texts. Leave the phone for 30 minutes ng hindi ginagamit.
5. After 30 minutes, magbawas man or hindi ang battery percentage ng inyong cellphone, isaksak niyo ulit ang charger sa phone and charge it for another 30 minutes ulit. Again, wag gagamitin ang phone while charging.
6. After 30 minutes, unplug your charger sa phone and calibrated na ang battery. Observe niyo na lang siya.

That's it. Next time, it is suggested to perform a HEALTHY CHARGING technique. Meaning, charge it ideally between 20 to 80%. Bago umabot ng 20%, charge niyo na. At pag around 80% na, then stop na.

Some people will think that it's impractical. Kasi paano kung nasa labas sila ng bahay at around 80% lang sila magcha-charge. So mabilis din silang mauubusan ng charge for the day.

The answer here will be left in your hands. Gaya ng sabi sa itaas, it is SUGGESTED, but not necessarily required. The reason why it is suggested is because ang paraan na yan, mas mapapahaba mo ang overall battery lifespan ng battery mo. Kung ang battery ng phone mo will last you 1 1/2 years. doing this healthy charging technique will make your battery last longer, say 2 or even 3 years overall.

And it is also highly suggested for you guys to buy a quality POWERBANK. Kapag may powerbank ka, wala ka ng worries sa battery charge. Laging always on the go kayo.