Ok first of all I back! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while I lost motivation and had exams but now I back! Now on to the title and matter back in hand yes we are killing our smart phones!
Yes, I know, our smartphone batteries are bad because they barely last a day. But it’s our fault now before you stop reading here me out ok? It’s because we’ve been charging them wrong this whole time.
Many of us have an built in notion that charging our smartphones in small bursts will cause long-term damage to their batteries, and that it’s better to charge them when they’re close to dead.
But I think we couldn’t be more wrong.
In fact according to a site called battery company cadex and there article Charging Lithium-ion says “how the lithium-ion batteries in our smartphones are sensitive to their own versions of “stress.” And, like for humans, extended stress could be damaging your smartphone battery’s long-term lifespan.”
Now If we want to keep our smartphone battery in top condition and go about your day without worrying about battery life, we need to change a few things.
- Don’t keep it plugged in when it’s fully charged
Yep it’s true. According to Battery University, leaving your phone plugged in when it’s fully charged, like you might overnight, is bad for the battery in the long run. Once your smartphone has reached 100% charge, it gets “more charges” to keep it at 100% while plugged in. It keeps the battery in a high-stress, high-tension state, which wears down the chemicals within the battery it self.
Now in another post by Battery University goes into a bunch of scientific detail explaining why this happens and stuff but this bit I am quoting “When fully charged, remove the battery from its charging device. This is like relaxing the muscles after strenuous exercise. You too would be pretty miserable if you worked out nonstop for hours and hours.”
2. In fact, try not to charge it to 100%
Well At least when you don’t have to.
According to Battery University, “Li-ion does not need to be fully charged, nor is it desirable to do so. In fact, it is better not to fully charge, because a high voltage stresses the battery and wears it away in the long run.”
That might seem unreasonable if you’re trying to keep your smartphone charged all day, but just plug it in whenever you can during the day, and you’ll be fine.
3. Plug in your phone whenever you can
It turns out that the batteries in our smartphones are much happier if you charge them occasionally throughout the day instead of plugging them in for a big charging session when they’re nearly empty.
When Charging your phone it loses 10% of its charge would be the best-case scenario, according to Battery University. Obviously, that’s not practical for most people, so just plug in your smartphone whenever you can. It’s fine to plug and unplug it multiple times a day.
Not only does this keep your smartphone’s battery lasting for longer, but it also keeps it topped up throughout the day.
Plus, small top-ups also let you use features you might not normally use because they hog your battery life, like location-based features such as your smartphone’s GPS.
4. Keep it cool
Now a real life story is that someone I know who left their phone on charge for a while after 100% there battery blew up so keep you phone cool when charging.
The Smartphone batteries are so sensitive to heat that Apple itself suggests you remove certain cases that insulate heat from your iPhone when you charge it. “If you notice that your device gets hot when you charge it, take it out of its case first. If you’re out in the hot sun, keep your phone covered. It will protect your battery’s health.”
Now if we follow all 4 steps we should have a healthy phone which can last you years
Anyway that’s it from me hope this helps comment below if this helps your phone to last longer or that I am wrong in saying this at all