WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Have you ever thought that your charging habits can shorten the life of your battery?
- Tips on how to extend the life of smartphone batteries have been searched widely on the internet after Apple disclosed that it was slowing down older iPhones.
- Smartphone batteries may have an expiry date but there are small ways you can do to make it lasts longer.
The way you charge your smartphone has a direct effect on the life of its battery. According to Cadex, a company that specializes in battery technology, common charging practices affect the health of smartphone batteries.
Are you charging your device overnight? That is a no-no. Overcharging is dangerous to the battery’s health.
And do you know that you don’t need to fully charge your device to 100%? Reaching at least 80% charge is more ideal.
How about using a fast charger or a cheap one from unknown manufacturers? According to Cadex, always charge your phone with its own charger to not affect the battery performance. Using a cheap charger is not only damaging to the battery but to your device as well. And if you repeatedly use a charger that does not match the original, it will affect battery performance, capacity to store charge and longevity.
Removing your smartphone’s protective case before charging is highly recommended. Another tip is to stay away from third-party battery apps. They have negative effects on battery life as they regularly run in the background.
Cadex has a Battery University website that offers a lot of tips about batteries including lithium-ion batteries that power smartphones.