Phones these days are more powerful than ever and packed with features, but all of that comes at a price – battery life.
With all the features running, most people can only get half a day of use out of their phone before needing to recharge.
If you want to keep your mobile phone battery healthy for a longer duration, there are some charging mistakes that you should avoid.
This article will explain what these mistakes are and how you can avoid them.
Chargers made from low-quality material can result in overheating, shorts, and even fires. It’s not worth risking your safety to save a few cedis.
Cheap charging cables from sketchy brands are often terrible and not worth your money.
There are a few things you should look for when choosing a charging cable, such as durability, safety features, and whether the charger is compatible with your device.
Using your phone while it’s charging
We all know how frustrating it is when our phone dies right when we need it most. We plug it in to get it juiced up, but did you know that using your phone while it’s charging can do more harm than good?
Using your phone while it’s charging for long hours can damage the battery and other internal components of your device by causing them to overheat.
Charging your phone overnight
Most newer phones can detect when their batteries have reached maximum charge in order to prevent further charging even when the device is plugged in.
For such devices that do not have this technology, leaving them plugged in overnight can slowly damage the battery and over time and shorten your phone’s lifespan.
Regardless of the device, charging overnight could be a waste of electricity and it’ll end up costing you more on your power bill.
Charging via a PC
Although it takes longer to charge your phone this way, charging your phone through a PC or laptop won’t cause any damage.
However, it is important not to unplug your device from your PC after marginal battery level gains – doing so repeatedly can damage your battery in the long run.
When you choose to charge your phone by PC, let it charge a good amount before using it.
Charging with a phone case
High temperatures put stress on your phone’s battery. And so, if your smartphone keeps overheating on charge, it may be best to remove the case.
This way, the heat can disperse and won’t get trapped on your device.
Here are a few more quick tips to improve your phone battery
- Do not wait till the battery is close to dying before you charge it.
- Reduce the brightness of your device when indoors.
- Turn off WiFi, Bluetooth and data settings if you’re not using them.
- Use a lower refresh rate
- Keep your phone updated to the latest software versions.