There are actually a lot of myths surrounding the battery of phones that has been around for a while but how true are they? Is it bad to leave your phone plugged in overnight? Do you have to wait until your battery dies to charge your phone? Here are a number of myths you may want to stop believing regarding your phone battery.
You Need To Charge Your New Phone Fully Before Use
Your phone already has some juice, and skipping that first charge won’t affect its life long-term. The only reason some manufacturers suggest charging it first is to make a good first impression.
By the time that new phone reaches your hand, testing and manufacturing have already drained up to half the battery. If you expect an eight-hour battery and it lasted four hours, that’s not the experience the manufacturer wants you to have.
Don’t Keep Your Phone Plugged In Overnight
This myth has been debunked. The truth is smart technology stops your phone battery from charging after it’s full. If the battery drops back down to a certain point when it’s still plugged in, the phone knows to start charging again.
This way, even if you are charging your phone overnight, the phone battery is only being charged when it is necessary.
No Point Hitting Eject When Your Phone Is Plugged To A Computer
Taking your phone out of your computer without ejecting it could damage your files. For instance, if you were transferring pictures or data, unplugging it may disrupt that connection too soon.
You could end up with corrupted files or keep your phone from backing up completely. But if your phone is plugged in to the wall, you can pull the plug any time.
A lot of the time, the recommendations from the manufacturers is to make you get the quality of the device they promised on the package.
Don’t Charge Your Phone Until It Dies
It’s better to charge the lithium-ion battery in your phone before it reaches zero. These kind of batteries tend to ‘forget’ what their full capacity level is, and so when recharged, they do not recharge to the same level as they were at the beginning.
Major brands have solved the problem for the most part, but older models might still have that issue.
Turning Your Phone Off Is Useless
Resetting your phone could help conserve battery. A lot of people don’t fully close apps when they’re done using them, as such, those apps are still working in the background.
Each one might not use a significant amount of battery life individually, but the more that are running, the shorter your battery life will be. If you’re in the habit of leaving apps up, make a point of turning your phone off at least once a week to close those apps that drain your battery.
Restarting your phone takes two minutes, and you can usually tell the difference. If you turn your phone off completely, it’s processing zero tasks as opposed to 20 tasks every ten minutes.
Keeping it off overnight might not be realistic, so try shutting it down before a long meeting or at the movies.
Don’t Touch Your Phone While You’re Charging
There is no reason for you not to freely open apps or take calls while your phone is charging. Even though when you are charging your phone, the power is different from the one you normally use (the battery), the results and performance of the circuitry are always the same.
One thing you should however be wary of is the fact that open apps use up power while the phone battery is charging, meaning it will take longer to charge. As such, if you need a full charge fast, fiddling with your phone will work against you.