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Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsCell Phones & Plans · 8 months ago

Does keeping a phone powered off most of the time make the battery last an extra year or two before it will need replacement?

How long till a battery needs to be replaced if the phone was always powered off?

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    Lv 7
    8 months ago
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    Yes.  Cell phone batteries only last between between 300 to 500 charging cycles.  If you have an Android phone, it's not a big deal because a replacement battery is about 40 dollars and it's easy to install.

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      8 months agoReport

      Get a  Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4S or go to Battery Joe where the install new battery's for cheap.

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  • 8 months ago

    the battery always has some drain to keep the internal clock &c. running. Probably it will go flat in a couple of months. If you really want to keep a phone as a ready to go unit you need to give it say 20 minute on charge every 2 weeks or so. If you let it go completely flat the battery could be dead forever.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Not necessarily. The battery drains even when not in use so might as well keep the phone on with it.

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  • martin
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    If you power off when you sleep at night and when you're in meetings, an old flip phone could last several years without battery change, but a modern smart phone, fewer years.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    What if the battery is not even in the phone then how long?

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