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5 Myths About
Charging Your Phone
Overtime, the batteries on our devices are being wear out. Unfortunately,
nothing lasts forever, and the bad habits of overloading your device, might be even worse than you thought. Charging
your phone at the end of the day to so to be ready the next morning turns out
to be more very harmful.In this article you will
find out how to properly charge your phone.
Avoiding phone calls while charging and not keeping your phone
switched on all night are just some of the recommendations you can follow.
There are particular rules related to phone batteries that should be followed
and there are others that you can safely ignore.
Overtime, batteries have undergone so many improvements making them
much easier to work with. At the very least the improvement with maintaining
them has nothing to do compared to what it required 10 years ago. Most lithium-ion batteries used by popular
brands last between three to five years if you take good care of them.
Here's the truth behind 5 popular myths when charging cell phone batteries.
Myth 1: Using a
different brand charger spoils the battery.
The truth: you may use a charger from other manufacturers even if it isn’t the best option.However, you should still be careful and avoid using untrustworthy brand chargers.
Myth 2: You should not
use the phone while it is charging
The truth: Use it as much as you want, as long as it is not charging with a suspicious charger.
Nevertheless, this myth is based on several incidents. One of them states
that in 2013 an iPhone pops in the hands of a flight attendant. The cause as it
was confirmed was an incompatible charger. Some
manufacturers of smartphones and tablets have released lists of approved chargers from other companies.
Myth 3: You should not
let it load all night
truth: Telephones are way smarter than we believe. When they reach their full
capacity, they stop charging. Hence, the battery is not in use at this time. However, keep in mind that when optimizing your battery life it is best to charge it between 40-80%. This saves
Myth 4: No need to
turn off the phone
The truth: The phone is a machine, but it also needs a break from time to time.To increase battery life, it's best to turn it off sometimes, for example, before going to bed. “It's good to do it once a week” is what Apple experts recommend.
Myth 5: Do not charge the phone until the battery has
truth: In the past, the most used type of batteries
was nickel-cadmium - then the rule made sense. Nowadays, we use lithium-ion batteries and this myth
rule does not apply. On the contrary, it is advisable to load them as often as
possible, at shorter intervals, for example every day.
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