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5 smartphone battery maintenance and charging myths busted

You will have no doubt come across people advising you to take certain steps to ensure your mobile device’s battery last longer. More often than not however these are but myths. A battery made by th

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You will have no doubt come across people advising you to take certain steps to ensure your mobile device’s battery last longer. More often than not however these are but myths. A battery made by the big guys like Samsung, Sony and Apple will easily last you for three to five years — if you take proper care of them. Mashable has curated a handy list and debunked the myths surrounding phone batteries. Also Read - MIUI 13 reportedly delayed due to need for further optimisations: Here's what we know

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Sometime in life, someone must have surely advised you to not use your phone while charging for keeping the battery healthy. People believe that your phone could explode or you could get electrocuted if you did that. There is no need to follow that. You can use the phone all you want as long as you use a manufacturer approved charger, and not a third-party charger. Also Read - Best gaming mouse 2021: Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed, Logitech G502 HERO and more

Only use your brand’s charger

Surely, you’ve heard about not using any other brand’s charger, apart from the one that came bundled with your device. While that is a healthy practice, off-brand chargers are fine. It is the cheap knock-offs that you should worry about.

Charging overnight is bad for the battery

The myth that says charging your phones overnight kills the battery is not true. Your smartphone understands when it is fully charged and stops charging itself. However, it is bad practice to charge all night, for the long run.

Naah, your phone doesn’t need to shut down

Just like you, your phone needs rest too. It needs to be turned off once in a while to maintain its efficiency. Apple and Android both recommend that you turn your phones at least once in a week to keep your battery running for the long haul.

Let it go to zero, only then recharge fully

It isn’t healthy to let your battery drain completely before you charge. Charging it at regular intervals is actually healthy and keeps the battery going on for longer years. If you constantly let them drain to zero, they become unstable. Your battery has a finite number of charge cycles, and every time it fully dies, that’s another cycle out the window.

The report also gives out a PSA that heat does indeed ruin your batteries. While charging, lithium-ion batteries tend to heat up. Even cold weathers have a negative impact.

Check out these video made by Techquickie to understand more about these battery myths

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  • Published Date: December 11, 2014 11:55 AM IST



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