Charging our phones is a constant process we have to undergo, in as much as we desire to use and explore our devices, we also owe it a duty to ensure to maintain our most important mobile support device. Whenever you charge, ensure that your battery reaches at least 80% charge. It is not necessary that it should always be topped up to maximum.
All batteries have an expiry date. Same is true for smartphones’ batteries as well. However, the way you use your smartphone also goes a long way in deciding the longevity of your device’s battery.
Here, charging habits as well as the chargers you use also play an important role. You should never do the following while charging you device.
1. leaving your phone charging through the night is sure to hurt the battery’s health in the long run.
2. Using cheap chargers are dangerous both for your smartphone and its battery.
3. Always charge your phone with its own charger. Unlike laptops, smartphones use a universal charging interface ¬ the microUSB port.
4. However, if the charger you use does not match the original, it will affect battery performance, capacity to store charge and overall life (if done repeatedly).
5. Always ensure that the replacement charger’s output voltage (V) and current (Ampere) rating matches the original adapter or is approved by the phone’s manufacturer.
Avoid cheap chargers from unknown manufacturers. They do not include any safety mechanisms to protect against fluctuation and over charging. Adapter failure could permanently damage the battery and phone.
It is recommended that you remove the phone’s protective case while charging. It is natural for the battery to become slightly warm, but the case may act as a barrier and slow down heat dissipation. If possible, flip the phone over and place it on a soft cloth to protect the display.