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Imagine you got back from work, school or training and you went online to catch up on things you’ve missed while you were away from your phone, and then sleep calls, but you forgot to do one of the most important things in your everyday activities so you stood back up and then foolishly plug your phone to charge overnight, for the purpose of meeting our phones fully charged and ready to operate inside the bus, car and when walking on the road.
Cadix is a company that offers devices that test smartphone and other batteries and runs a free educational website called Battery University. As spotted by BusinessInsider, it offers a host of tips for prolonging the life of your phone, reports the Mirror.
Charging your smartphone more often but for a little while
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Charging our mobile phones overnight harms the battery in our devices, but charging our phone for a short period and more frequently might actually be the best option for our battery. It doesn’t matter if you only charge up 10% or 20% as according to Battery University: “Partial charges cause no harm.”
Never Let your phone run out of juice before charging
We often hear people tell us that battery last longer when we fully use up all battery life before charging, this again is not ideal at all.
According to the experts, a “deep-discharge” where you run it down to a fraction of its power which is actually bad for batteries and will wear them out quicker. So try as much as you can to avoid the red warning if at all possible.
Try to keep the battery level between 65% and 75%
It turns out there’s an optimal point to maintain your phone’s power – kind of like the optimal speed limit for burning gas and covering a distance in a car.
According to the team at Battery University, the sweet spot is between 65% and 75% of your battery’s full charge. Best keep that power pack handy.
Never fully charge your phone
Some of us believe if our phone doesn’t display 100% it means it won’t last us for the time we want, well it not true, I also do this until research proves it wrong. modern lithium-ion batteries do “not need to be fully charged, nor is it desirable to do so.”
The website states: “In fact, it is better not to fully charge because a high voltage stresses the battery”.