We all know the pain of battery dying at the very wrong (at much needed) time. Don’t we? Our smartphone batteries are bad because they barely last a day. So, we need to carry an extra battery or external power bank. But, in the recent case, the companies are focusing on non-removable batteries and carrying an external power bank is kind of hectic job. But, is it the fault of companies to put such battery or we are doing something wrong with our devices? Actually, we have been doing smartphone charging in a wrong way, the whole time. Many of us believe that charging them in small bursts will cause long-term damage and should charge them when they are close to dead.
But, a site called Battery University, has posted an article explaining details, how the lithium-ion batteries in our smartphone are sensitive and could last longer if we charge them properly.
If you want to keep your smartphone’s battery in top condition, you need to change few things:
1. Don’t keep it plugged in after it fully charged.
Some of us have a habit of plugging in our devices when we go to bed at night and plug it off in the morning, isn’t it? According to the Battery University, leaving your phone plugged in even after its full charged is bad for your battery. Because, as your phone reaches 100% charges, it gets trickle charges “to keep it at 100% while plugged in. So, high-stress, high-tension, on the battery wears down the chemistry within.
2. Plug in your phone whenever you can
Most of us wait until our smartphone’s battery is about to die. We think it’s better to keep your battery healthy. But, turns out that, your battery is much happier if you charge them occasionally throughout the day. But, it seems very difficult and impossible for some of us. Still, it’s fine to plug and unplug it multiple times a day.
3. Do not overheat the battery
Actually, it’s a good idea to keep both, battery and smartphone in cool place. Overheating battery will cause misbalance in the chemistry of the battery. Overheating the smartphone might cause wires or welds to meltdown inside.
4. No need to charge your device 100%
According to Battery University, “Li-ion does not need to be fully charged, nor is it desirable to do so” Unplug your device when the charge is about 90 – 95 %, and charge it multiple times in a single day, you will be fine.