We all know that our smartphone batteries are bad as they hardly last a day. But it is partially our fault because we are charging them the wrong way whole time.
Most of us (including me) have a belief that charging our smartphones in small bursts will result in some long-term damage to their batteries and that it is better to charge the mobile when they are below 5%.
But we just couldn’t be more wrong.
As a matter of fact a site from battery company Cadex named Battery University shows how the lithium-ion batteries in our smartphones are very sensitive to their own versions of ‘stress’. And, like us humans, extended stress could damage our smartphone battery’s lifespan.
If you want to keep your mobile battery in top condition and get a full day of charge without worrying, then you have to change a few things.
Do not keep it plugged in when it’s fully charged
According to the Battery University, leaving your phone plugged in when it is fully charged just like we might overnight, is very bad for the battery in long run.
Once your phone reached 100 percent charge, it will get ‘trickle charges’ to keep itself at 100 percent while it is plugged in. This keeps the battery in a very high-stress and high-tension state, this wears down the chemistry within it.
The Battery University gives a bunch of scientific detail and explanation to this, but it sums it up nicely: “When fully charged remove the battery” from the charging device. “This is just like relaxing the muscles after exercise.” You would be in a pretty miserable state if you worked out nonstop for hours and hours.
Plug in your phone whenever you can
As it turns out that the batteries in our smartphones are much better if we charge them occasionally throughout the day instead of just plugging them in for a large charging session when they are empty.
Charging our phone when it loses a 10 percent of charge would be the best case scenario, according to the Battery University. So, it is fine to plug in and unplug multiple times a day.
This keeps your smartphone battery to perform optimally for longer time, and it also keeps it topped up throughout the day.