Using smartphones from morning to evening has become more of a necessity than a habit. In such a situation, there is no time to charge the phone and companies are giving the option of fast charging, so that the phone can be charged quickly. However, users make many mistakes regarding smartphone charging, which can affect the battery life and performance of the phone. For example, leaving the phone charging overnight is not good for the battery.
Almost all smartphones come with Li-Ion batteries, which can provide good performance for 2 to 3 years with 300 to 500 charge cycles. After this, their efficiency decreases by about 20%. Charging the phone incorrectly can affect these cycles and battery life span. That is, your phone’s battery can get damaged quickly. It is important that you keep some things in mind while charging the phone.
Do not always wait for the phone to be fully charged
If you are one of those users who wait for the phone to be discharged before charging it, then avoid doing so. It is not necessary that the phone should be charged only when the battery is almost completely discharged. Similarly, it is not necessary to remove the phone from charging only after it is 100% charged. You can unplug it and start using it when the battery is charged between 90 to 100 percent.
Avoid using third-party chargers
With most smartphones, chargers that support their fast charging capabilities come bundled in the box. Always charge the phone with the help of official charger and avoid using cheap third-party chargers. For flagship phones with which companies are not providing charging bricks, buy chargers from trusted brands only. Actually, how much power the phone should get during charging depends on the adapter, so cheap chargers can damage the battery.
Do not forget to put the phone on charging overnight
Smartphones automatically stop charging after full charge but this does not mean that the phone should be kept on charging as the charger keeps on working. Apart from this, the phone should not be used while it is charging as it can damage the cell of the device. Doing this means reducing the battery life of the phone and it also affects the performance.
Use thick case or smartphone cover
The most damage to the phone’s battery can be due to heat and if the temperature of the phone exceeds a limit, the battery can be damaged. If you use a thick phone cover or a heavy case, the phone may overheat during charging and damage the battery. You can also remove the phone cover or case during charging.