These days, it seems like charging our phones is the number one thing we have to worry about, at all times. Our entire lives are contained in those little devices, from our schedules to our work correspondence to our social scenes and our banking — in other words, (and this might sound dramatic), if it dies, we die too. There’s also a lot of information swirling around about how better to preserve your phone’s battery, which naturally decreases in staying power over time. Some believe you should drain it completely while recharging, some think it’s best to charge overnight and not charge it all day, and others think that whenever they lose some battery life, it’s best to plug it back in. As it turns out, your charging approach might actually be the reason why your phone keeps dying. Check out the post below to find out the new info on the best approach for keeping that lithium battery alive and charged — the solution might not be what you were expecting.Phones these days do a lot, so they tend to drain their batteries pretty quickly. Sometimes, it feels like you’re charging your phone all the time.
Should you charge it when it gets a little low, or drain the battery completely?
But that’s just what we said it was: A myth. You don’t have to drain it completely to preserve the battery.
It’s all about understanding the battery itself.
“The ‘lithium-ion’ in the battery has its own level of ‘stress’. If you increase the ‘stress’ of your smartphone by overcharging it, the battery life of your phone is ultimately shortened, which takes us to the next step which is very important.”
Unplugging your phone from your charger as frequently as you can. Think of it like giving it a rest after a workout.
“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.”
And let’s face it: This screen is the worst possible scenario for most of us.
Nobody wants to be the person charging their phone on the ground of a subway station, but such is life.
Well, it’s actually pretty simple.
Keeping your phone plugged in all the time is a bad idea, and it can even damage your charger.
Draining the battery to zero might seem like the wise choice, but it’s not a good move.
Reading about how lithium batteries work provides some insight into how to take care of them.
Plug it in whenever you need. or whenever you have a chance. Don’t drain it completely, and don’t keep it on a charger overnight.
As Braveheart would say, “They may take our lives, but they may never take — our battery life.”