In 2011 I wrote a blog post about charging habits from my point of view as a scientist. It was called Is Your Phone Charging Properly? Tips for your batteries health. That article has garnered a lot of attention.
Most notably, it was featured as one of the top results on Google Search, and in recent years, it’s received more than a million views.
I’m very glad to see that it’s helped so many people learn how to use their smartphone.
It’s important to note that this is my own personal blog. I’m not affiliated with any phone manufacturer or retailer. I just happen to have an interest in batteries and have spent a lot of time researching them.
We have all been there. You are in a hurry and about to go out, but your phone battery is almost empty, and you don’t have time for charging it. We often think that the more we charge our phones, the faster the battery will drain. However, this is not true! The truth is that we should charge our batteries as much as possible. This can be very hard if you are a person who has many things to do throughout the day and you spend most of your time out of home. I know how frustrating it can be to run out of phone juice when you need it the most.
So what do you do? Well, here are some tips on how to charge your phone properly:
* Don’t wait until the battery drains completely before charging it again.
* Make sure that the charger is plugged in correctly and that the electricity is flowing correctly (you can check this by observing whether there are lights lit up on the charger).
* If possible, avoid using chargers with frayed cords or loose connections; they’re less efficient at transferring power from outlet to device.
* Avoid leaving your device in direct sunlight while charging: high temperatures degrade lithium-ion batteries over time and make them less efficient at holding charges—so try
You may or may not be aware of the fact that your phone battery is a Lithium Ion cell. This type of battery has an optimal charging range of 40%-80% for longevity and health.
To ensure your phone is being charged to its optimal range, charge it when it reaches around 40%. When you get up in the morning, check your phone’s battery life. If it’s at 40%, plug it in right then. Avoid charging it overnight as you will ultimately be reducing its battery lifespan.
If you have any questions about this topic, please respond below.
A lot of people think that their phone batteries are broken. This is rarely the case, though!
Most phones these days have Li-Ion batteries. These batteries do not suffer from the same memory effect that older battery technologies used to. This means you can charge your phone whenever you want.
There are a few caveats though:
1) It’s better if you keep your phone charged above 50% at all times
2) Letting your phone drain all the way to 0% is also not optimal for your battery life in the long term
3) You should probably avoid charging it overnight as this will overcharge your battery. But this isn’t a big deal, because most modern batteries will shut off when they reach 100%.
In today’s world, mobile phones have become a necessity for all of us. We use it for different purposes like voice calls, video calls, social media, messaging, etc.
Not only communication, but these devices are also used for a variety of other things such as navigation, playing games, watching movies and so on. Thus we can say that these smart devices now have become our travel companions.
If you are out of home and your phone is dead or out of battery then you are in serious trouble. Hence we have to make sure that our phones are always charged up or else we will face the consequences.
The first and foremost thing is to buy a good quality charger which matches your device requirements (such as amps and voltage).
You should always charge your phone with the original charger that came with the device otherwise there could be battery damage. The second important thing is to charge your phone at the right time.
The other day, I went to a restaurant with my friends and while I was having lunch, I took out my phone to check something only to find that the battery was empty. The restaurant we sat in had no plugs nearby table. Asking the waiter for a plug took some time – and he did not have one either!
So I put the phone back in my pocket, feeling quite disappointed. My friends also needlessly lost some time because of me. Then I thought about how much easier it would be if everyone had an external charger on them at all times.
External chargers or power banks are portable battery packs that can hold enough charge to provide your phone with a full charge multiple times. They are extremely convenient since they are small and lightweight, so you can take one with you everywhere.
Nowadays, you can even find solar-powered external chargers, so you don’t need to worry about charging the power bank itself before going on a trip!