Despite the rapid development of technology, smartphone batteries are still their Achilles heel. And no matter if we are talking about iPhone or Android smartphones from different manufacturers, sooner or later, no matter how powerful the battery is, it will stop holding a charge even during the day.
But there is a golden rule that will extend battery life and make your smartphone last longer. GLOBAL HAPPENINGS explains how to properly charge a smartphone so as not to harm it with your actions.
Why do batteries deteriorate?
This usually happens due to how the user uses their gadget, as well as how they charge it.
Installed applications, cache and other residual junk, settings you make and constant notifications from various social networks and instant messengers – all this increases the load on the battery and affects how it will work over time.
But the main reason, of course, is that smartphone batteries, like all other batteries, degrade over time and can no longer produce the same amount of energy.
While a battery should last three to five years or 500 to 1,000 charge cycles, by the third year your battery is likely to perform much worse than a new one.
In general, for lithium-ion batteries, there are three factors that lead to wear: the number of charge cycles, operating temperature and age.
However, even if you just charge your smartphone properly, you can extend the life of the battery.
When should you charge your smartphone?
The golden rule that everyone should follow is to keep the battery level between 30% and 90% most of the time.
You can also charge your smartphone when the charge level drops below 50%, but it must be unplugged from the outlet when it reaches 100% charge.
That is why leaving your smartphone on charge all night may not be the best idea. Especially considering that it is charging from 80 to 100% that affects how quickly a lithium-ion battery will age.
However, fully charging up to 100% is not that critical, just not worth doing it all the time. Just as you should not allow the battery level to drop below 20%.
Earlier, GLOBAL HAPPENINGS also talked about what not to do when charging a smartphone.
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