Here are the top 10 mistakes you make while charging your phone. We all know gadgets these days have so many functions that they become everything a person might need.
All stuffed into a palm sized device but one drawback of this technological advancement is that batteries can’t keep up with the workload and die too quickly.
While mobile producers continue to improve on batteries to make them charge faster and last longer, but people still keep doing all kinds of crazy stuff because they think it will extend their battery life like throwing their phone in the freezer.
In this post, we’ll get into this plus more common mistakes people make when it comes to charging their devices and what you can do instead to prolong your phone’s battery.
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1. Charging Your Phone to the max before using it for the first time
We’ve all heard of this one right, you bring your new phone home from the store, plug it in and wait until it’s full. In fact some mobile sales people recommend doing this it is however nothing but a myth. Cell phone batteries work best when they are charged 40% to 80% and that’s exactly how much charge any Smartphone in a store has, that’s why it’ll be perfectly fine if you just buy a phone take it out of the box and start using it right away, but there is one important thing to remember, if you fire up your new Cellphone and the battery indicator shows less than 40% charge, you should probably take it back to the store because such a low percentage usually means that the battery is old.
2. Not using your phone while it’s charging
Tons of people are convinced that if they use their cell phone while this will harm the battery’s lifespan, others believe that in that case the battery won’t charge as well as it can when it’s not in use. You’ll probably be happy to know that this too is a misconception, it doesn’t matter whether you’re using your phones or not, it will still charge the same exact way. Consider this even when you are not working with your gadget, it’s still completing some mysterious tasks of its own like synchronizing data, this means you can easily add several more tasks to this workload.
3. Being afraid that chargers from a different brand will kill your battery
Now, it is true that some off brand chargers may not be the best choice for your phone and they typically take longer to charge the battery. But if the charger 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 Smartphone. Unfortunately this doesn’t apply to the Android Turbo, it requires a charger designed specifically for this device.
4. Thinking that turning your phone off will damage the battery
That’s true if you leave your phone off for an extended amount of time its battery is going to die that’s a totally normal thing all batteries do but if you simply shut your device off from time to time nothing drastic will happen in fact some devices may actually start working more effectively after you reboot them doing this also helps restore the functionality of their batteries.
5. Trying to train your device battery
Some people 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 fifty or sixty percent. Their reasoning is this that their batteries have memory and if you don’t wait to charge your phone before its almost hit 0% the battery won’t work as well as it used to but this idea has no ground to stand on so feel free to charge your phone even if the battery is as full as 90%, charging our phone frequently doesn’t hurt the battery.
6. Not charging your phone overnight for fear of damaging the battery
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 and it live the longest.
7. Putting the battery in the freezer to make it last longer.
Just like a Milky Way candy bar, well this misconception goes way back to the 90s when people would put batteries in the freezer for short periods of time to make them work longer but freezing your phone does nothing more than kill the battery. The thing is that lithium ion batteries react badly to both cold and heat therefore the best temperature for this sort of battery is room temperature.
8. Using task managers to prolong battery life
Forget everything you’ve ever been told about task managers, they 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 tip-top shape as for third party task managers they are actually more likely to decrease phone’s performance. Yes, they can control the apps you use but they really hurt the battery life.
9. Fearing to leave your phone charger plugged in
You have probably heard that after you finished charging your mobile device, you should unplug the charger from the wall for the safety reasons and fire prevention or short circuits. Well dangling your charger from the wall is ill-advised only in the following situation.
– When you have pets
– When your charger makes weird noised or leaks
– Your house or apartment complex doesn’t have any lightning protection
– When there is a chance that your neighbors may have a water leak
In all the other cases it’s perfectly safe to leave your charger plugged in, it’s all up to you to decide whether or not to do.
10. Turning off Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi to prolong the battery life.
Now, you should know that the only time when any of these services may drain your battery when you’re actively using them, the rest of the time they might pull some amount of energy from the battery but it’s not really a lot and doesn’t drain it completely in. In fact, Wi-Fi consumes even less energy than your Smartphone needs to maintain the cellular data connection. Apple even encourages its users to leave Wi-Fi turned on to save battery.
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