Gone are the days when the battery of our phones could last a whole day or even days.
Phones have morphed from being a basic tool for calls and text messaging to so much more that in some ways it eclipses the importance of the Personal Computer (PC).
In this age knowing how to make your phone’s battery last long is crucial. Foremost to achieving this feat, is knowing how to charge your phone– the right way of course!
The way you charge your phone affects its efficiency in the long run. So if you are curious as to how to charge your phone the right way, you should read on.
Charge your phone when it’s necessary
A lot of people are fond of waiting till their phone’s battery gets to 1% before they find a socket. Tech experts, however, believe this to be very wrong. According to Battery Univeristy, Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries get ‘stressed’ when it has to be left charging for hours. So the solution to this would be charging your phone when it’s necessary, not hanging onto it till the battery drains.
Unplug it when it’s fully charged
Leaving your phone plugged in when the battery is 100% is not only a waste of energy but decreases the longevity of the battery. Battery University also explains that Li-ion doesn’t have to be fully charged. Some parts of Africa have electric cuts, and it’s common to want your phone to be fully charged, especially before heading out. It, however, is not necessary.
Don’t charge your phone when it’s hot
Heat and Li-ion batteries just do not go together. According to Shane Broesky, co-founder of Farbe Technik, a company that makes charging accessories, “Lithium-ion batteries can react poorly if your phone experiences elevated temperatures… this heat will increase the temperature of the battery and will cause cell oxidation, which will shrink the capacity and shorten the lifespan.”
Don’t use your phone while it’s charging
This makes your battery heat up and also takes longer in charging fully. The latter causes your phone to be plugged in for a long time and may, in turn, lead to the swelling up of your battery, in worse cases, it could burst.