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Alright!! Today I want to reveal to you the 7 mistakes we made, we make and are still making while charging our phones. The gadgets we use these days have so many different functions that they have become everything a person might need, all stuffed into a palm-sized device, but one big drawback of this technological advancement is that batteries can’t keep up with the workload and die too quickly.
While mobile phone producers continue to improve on batteries to make them charge faster and last longer people still keep doing all kinds of crazy stuff because they think it will extend their battery life. Now lets go ahead and see the common mistakes people make when it comes to charging their devices and what you can do instead to prolong your phone’s battery;
#1 Charging your phone to 100% before using it for the first time
If am not mistaken we have all heard of this statement “Go and first charge it to 100% before starting to use it”. You bring your phone home from the mobile shop where you bought it from, plug it in the socket and wait until your new phone is full to the brim. Take it from me today, this is nothing but just a myth, cell phone batteries work best when they’re charged only up to 40% to 80% and that’s exactly how much charge any smartphone in a store has unless otherwise.
That’s why you will be perfectly fine if you just buy a phone today, take it out of the box and start using it right away. But there’s one important thing to remember, if you turn on your new cell phone and notice that the battery indicator shows less than 40 percent charge you should probably take it back to the shop where you bought it from, such a low percentage usually means that the battery is Old.
#2 Not using your phone while it’s charging
A lot of people are convinced that if they use their phone while it’s charging this will harm the battery’s lifespan and others believe that in this case the battery won’t charge the way it could when it’s not in use.
Well you may now start smiling because Aaron is here to tell you that “this too is a misconception“, it doesn’t matter whether you’re using your phone or not it will still charge the same exact way. Just know that even when you aren’t working with your gadget it’s still completing some “impossible to understand” tasks of its own like synchronizing data this means that you can easily add several more tasks to this workload and your phone’s charging won’t be affected at all.
#3 Being scared that Chargers from a different Manufacturer will kill your battery
In this case I will some how agree with you that some off-brand chargers may not be the best choice for your phone and they of course do take longer to charge the battery but if the charger in question works well enough it won’t harm your mobile device so if you need to urgently charge your phone in an emergency or the factory charger it came with doesn’t work anymore you can get any cheap version that’s compatible with your smart phone. I promise you no harm will occur on your battery.
#4 Trying to train your battery
I have seen this with some people I have met, they think that they can train their battery so that it will be able to hold more charge. They let the battery drain completely before recharging it again and never ever charge their phone if it’s only at 50 or 60 percent, I think their reasoning is that batteries have memory and if you don’t wait to charge your phone before it’s almost hit 0% the battery won’t work as well as it used to but this idea has no ground to stand on, so just feel free to charge your phone even if the battery is as full as 90% charging our phone frequently doesn’t hurt the battery at all.
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#5 Not charging your phone overnight with the fear that it may damage your battery
HA!! This is where my father now comes in, my Dad is not only scared that charging the phone overnight may damage its battery but also strongly emphasizes that anything can happen all of a sudden and the whole house gets burnt due to a fire outbreak. For some reasons Daddy you are right!!
But lets first look at it this way, smartphones are called “smart” for a reason. These devices know for sure when to stop charging because the battery is full. On the other hand while overnight charging doesn’t harm your phone in any way it’s still not the most effective way to do it, if you want to extend your battery’s lifespan keep it charged between 40 and 80 percent believe it or not this actually helps the battery live the longest.
#6 Using task managers to prolong battery life
Lets be real here, Task managers do not prolong your battery life, the built-in system on your phone is already dealing with everything that should be done to keep your device’s performance in an excellent shape and as for third party task managers, they are actually more likely to decrease your phone’s performance, yes they can control the apps you use but they really hurt the battery life, that’s the fact.
#7 Believing that the Internet runs your battery down so fast
First of all let’s specify what you’re using the internet for. If you are doing different graphic intensive activities such as online gaming or watching videos on YouTube then your battery will unfortunately die much faster. These sorts of activities simply need impressive amounts of energy to display those awesome graphics but if you are just surfing the internet or reading articles, it doesn’t influence your battery life any more than listening to music does and if you just can’t live without watching your favorite YouTube channel videos then dim the screen as much as possible to prolong the battery life at least a little bit.
That’s all I had for you today, more for you soon.