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How to Charge Your Phone: Dos & Don’ts

Discussion in 'Android Phones' started by Harmione, May 24, 2016.

  1. 1.DONT: Keep your phone plugged in when it’s fully charged

    Leaving your phone plugged in and charging even after it’s been fully charged – like when you go to bed – is something we’re all guilty of. Unfortunately, it can be a costly habit. Once your cell phone reaches the 100% charged status, it gets “trickle charges” in order to maintain the 100% level while plugged in. These “trickle charges” keep the battery in a high-tension state which can wear down the phone’s internal chemistry over time. So next time you reach 100%, just remove your phone from its charging device and let it relax.

    2.DON’T: Turn your phone off

    Your cell phone (or tablet) uses more juice powering back up than it does when it’s quietly napping. As an alternative to turning off your phone, consider putting it in airplane mode or simply silencing it if the sound alerts are your biggest concern.
    3.DONT: Use fast battery charging
    Fast charging produces more power which, in turn, produces more heat. And we’ve already learned that heat is probably Enemy Number 1 for any Li-ion powered smartphone. So while you may get a quick power boost (that is if your phone even supports quick charging which only some of the newest devices on the market are equipped to support), rapid charging will definitely diminish the lifespan of your battery over time. If you want to charge your phone faster, use your regular charger and close any open and running apps, dim your screen’s brightness, switch to airplane mode or power off your phone completely.

    1.DO: Keep it cool
    Heat is often your phone’s worst enemy. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries – the most commonly used batteries in smartphones – have been known to degrade much faster when they’re hot, regardless of whether the phone is being used or sitting on your nightstand. A Li-ion battery loses 6% of its maximum capacity per year at an average temperature of 32 degrees fahrenheit. At 77 degrees, that number can reach 20%, and at 104 degrees it’s a whopping 35%! The run-time degrades with simple age but each charge and discharge can also further reduce its cycle life, until your phone’s battery simply can’t last long enough between charges. Even worse: the more power your cell phone uses or the faster you charge it, the hotter the battery gets! So while we’re not advocating storing your phone in the fridge, it’s definitely worth avoiding hot environments and battery over-usage.
    2.DO: Plug in your phone whenever you can
    One of the easiest ways to keep your phone battery happy is by charging it in increments throughout the day – instead of plugging it in for an extended charging session when it reaches empty. The rule with Li-ion batteries is to keep them charged at 50% or more as often as you can. When it drops below 50%, just top it up. Periodic top-ups keeps your smartphone’s battery charged and helps it perform better on the long run. A full zero-to-100 recharge every now and then is ok, but doing it frequently will shorten your battery’s lifespan.
     
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  2. midoshin

    midoshin Enthusiast Established

    salamat po sa info! :D
     
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  3. kyzeer0

    kyzeer0 Enthusiast Established

    salamat sa info. ts
     
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  4. Thanks a lot. Guilty ako ng DON'T #2. Kala ko mas makatipid ako sa battery pag pinapatay ko :) Pati sa DO #2 sablay din ako. Lagi ko inantay mag -10% before ko charge ng full.
     
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  5. Parehas tayu hehe
     
  6. ironlonganixa

    ironlonganixa Addict Established

    i have 2nd tots sa #2 na plug da fon wenever u can.. mam san ba source mong mga tips na yan??
     
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  8. thanks for sharing madam
     
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