I wasn’t really a big fan of phones with non-removable batteries until I got a phone with one (the OBI SF1). Since I got the phone as part of payment for a sponsored review for a post I made about the phone on my blog. I decided to go with it. It’s the sixth month I’m using the phone and I must say that devices with non-removable batteries can scare the hell out of you. However some other users get lucky to buy a phone with a non-removable battery that can be dismantled..
Now Here Are Some things you should know if you are using a Device With a non-removable battery or you’re planning to buy one..
1. What To Do When Your Device Freezes (Starts Hanging)
In a normal device when this happens you can simply remove your battery and put it back, everything will be OK after that. Unfortunately for those of us using phones with non-removable batteries it’s like a bad dream.
There are 2 types of Freezing
A. Hard Freeze – This is when your device, Freezes for over 10 minutes without responding.
Solution : Simply soft reboot the phone by holding the volume +, volume down and power button at the same time for about 30 seconds. Your device should reboot and unfreeze.
B. Soft Freeze – This is just a temporarily freeze
Solution Just drop the phone for some minutes it should unfreeze after some minutes. When it unfreezes quickly clear all the apps you’ve been running and reboot the phone.
2. How To Handle Overheating
Since you can’t remove the battery and allow the phone to cool. The best solution is to place your phone on a cold surface (please not inside a freezer or refrigerator). You may place it on a cold sachet of water.
After some minutes your phone should be cool as ice..
3. What To Do When Phone refuses to turn on
This can be really scary but it can be handled. Hold the power button for about a minute or 2 if your phone is still working you it’ll come on. If it doesn’t well try charging it
4. Your Phone Is Charging Slowly.
I made a post previously on that on my blog
so I won’t bore you with more of the details on that. There are 10 possible reasons
You can see full details here.
5. Never Let Your Phone Fall Into Water
Unlike Phones with removable batteries.. There’s no guarantee your device will be OK after falling into water unless you’re using the Galaxy S7.. Or any water proof Smartphone..
I drop my pen at this point..