Know Why You Should Not Leave Your Smartphone on Charging Overnight

By: | May 11th, 2019

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Battery drain and slow charging are some of the problems smart phones have with poor battery performance.

But did you know that it’s our fault because we’ve been charging them wrong this whole time. 

Follow these simple tips to follow to improve your smart phone’s battery life:

Don’t let your phone charge overnight

If you have the tendency to keep the phone plugged in even after it has been charged fully or let it charge overnight, then you are actually accelerating the aging process of your smart phone’s battery.

Once your smartphone has reached 100 percent charge, it gets ‘trickle charges’ to keep it at 100 percent while plugged in. It has a negative influence on aging, and the battery is in a high-stress, high-tension state, which changes the chemistry within…making it less efficient in terms of storing and delivering power.

According to Battery University, “Li-ion does not need to be fully charged, nor is it desirable to do so. In fact, it is better not to fully charge, because a high voltage stresses the battery” and wears it away in the long run.

Charging Tips to prolong your Smart phone’s battery lifespan

  • Don’t charge your phone to 100 percent and also avoid draining your phone battery all the way to 0%.
  • Avoid charging your phone quickly, as it stresses the battery.
  • Avoid exposure of your smartphone to extreme temperatures. As once it gets very hot or cold it can strain the battery and shorten its lifespan.
  • While charging, one should remove the phone case or a battery case, as these cases are bulky; they trap in the heat, which is bad for the health of battery.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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