5 Mistakes We All Make When Charging Our Phones
When it is finally time to go to bed and drift off, we instinctively put our phone on the bedside table and turn it on to charge. It is both practical and satisfying, right? We can do the final scrolling through social media before bed, the battery will be full in the morning, and our phone will be right there to wake us up with an alarm. This evening ritual sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Well, to our surprise, it turns out that this habit doesn’t affect well on the lifespan of your phone and can even be dangerous. If you want to know what are the most common mistakes we all make when charging our phones, just keep reading.
There are some common mistakes we all make when charging our phones
Continue reading to find out how you can avoid them!
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Mistakes We All Make When Charging Our Phones
#Assuming our phones will overcharge (overnight)
Assuming that our phones will overcharge when left for a long period of time (overnight) isn’t entirely true. Your phone is a very smart device that can actually stop charging when the battery reaches 100%. The problem in this case is that when it drops to 99%, the charging process starts again and continues rotating until we remove the cable. So, as it turns out, overcharging is not a particularly big concern, but if you have the option, don’t leave your device to charge for too long.
If you have the option, don’t leave your device to charge for too long
#Waiting for the battery to drop all the way (before charging again)
It is actually best to plug your phone to charge shortly before the low battery message pops up. It suggests that you change the settings to power-saving mode. This usually happens when the phone battery is at 20% (depends on the phone model). So, if you are at home, plug your phone to charge instead of putting it in low battery mode!
Plug your phone to charge instead of putting it in low battery mode
#Thinking batteries don’t age
Batteries age almost like humans, it is an irreversible process. The more time passes, the longer we will have to charge our phone. And after a few years of use, the battery will only perform at 70-80% of its original capacity. That is why, to keep your battery in top-notch condition for longer, you should try to make as little mistakes as possible when charging your phone.
Try to make as little mistakes as possible when charging your phone
#Thinking your phone battery can’t be replaced
It is no coincidence that with newer models of smartphones, the process of replacing your phone’s battery becomes easier. Your battery can be replaced, and you should probably do it every few years. Instead of throwing away your phone, and buying a new one immediately, change the battery! It can make all the difference in the world with your phone’s performance.
You should probably replace your smartphone’s battery every few years
#Not being careful with the temperature
Remember to keep your phone at a normal temperature, especially when charging it. It should be not too hot and not too cold. Don’t listen to advice on the internet that recommend things like leaving your phone in the fridge for a minute to extend its battery life. And don’t be surprised if your phone’s performance drastically reduces when you leave it on a beach towel in direct sunlight while you are swimming. Phones don’t like dramatic temperature changes, so keep that in mind!
Smartphones don’t like dramatic temperature changes, especially when charging
These were the most common mistakes we all make when charging our phones. Just know that if you avoid these mistakes, your phone will last you a lot more! So, be smart when charging your phone and never leave it out in the direct sun.
Now you know the most common mistakes people make when charging their phones!
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