Why you should calibrate a new battery.
All newly-installed smartphone batteries should be calibrated as soon as possible.
Calibrating helps your system get an accurate reading on the battery’s state of charge.
Without calibration the battery percentage reading will be incorrect and your device may behave oddly
It may begin shutting down suddenly even though the new battery says it has plenty of charge.
Alternatively it may work for hours when the battery reads almost empty.
It may also stay on a percentage for a long time and suddenly drop to a few percent or shut off completely.
The reason it does this is because the battery isn’t calibrated.
In order for your phones system to read the battery correctly it needs to open all of the cells to get an accurate reading of the capacity of the battery.
How to calibrate
- Use any charge that is in your new battery until your battery shuts off completely.
- Charge your device to 100% and keep charging it for at least 2 more hours before taking it off charge. It helps if you do not use it while it’s charging.
- Use your device until it completely shuts off due to low battery.
- Charge it uninterrupted to 100%.
Your phone will now read the battery properly and you can use your phone as normal.
It is recommended to perform this process periodically to ensure that the battery remains properly calibrated throughout its lifespan.