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Understanding Your Phone's Battery And How To Charge It

You've likely heard them exchanged among friends or referred to online. Myths and legends regarding smart phones and the charging of them. However, when it comes to your phone's battery and charging, how many of those warily uttered warnings and exclamations are true, and which are false?

The Many Queries Involving Cell Phone Charging

If you leave your smart phone plugged in overnight, while you sleep, is it bad? Could it even be dangerous? Here's the thing… regarding batteries, there are lots of determining factors so the answer to this one is actually kind of complicated. We’ll get back to that.

Where your cell phone batteries are concerned, there are numerous questions. What's the right thing to do?

Here's another one… When should you unplug your phone from charging? When should you charge? Should it be up to hundred percent before you unplug it and it should it go down to zero before you charge? Will any of that matter to the life of the battery?

Before we go any further, however, let's clear up one thing. Where the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was concerned, there were some battery issues and it did actually burst into flames. However, your phone should absolutely not burst into flames in your pocket or on your nightstand unless it has some serious manufacturing defects. That phone had its share of problems!

Now let's get down to business… Let's offer some myths and whether or not they’re true.

I'll Overload My Battery If I Charge It Overnight

This is false. Your smart phone is called that for a reason. Because it's so intelligent, it won't allow an overload. On a laptop, smart phone, or tablet, this is prevented by a contained extra protection chip. On the other hand, the lifespan of your phone could be affected because of the trickle charging effect every time your phone battery goes below 99%.

For one thing, if you’re going to charge overnight, take your phone out of its case. Your phone heats up when it charges. Don't put it under your pillow, don't pile a bunch of stuff on top of it. Additionally, try to use the charging cable recommended by the manufacturer.

To Prevent Battery Problems, Freeze Your Phone

This is an absolute false! Extreme heat and extreme cold are bitter enemies of lithium ion batteries. Neither is extreme heat good for your phone.

Before Charging, I Should Let My Phone Get down to 0% Charge

No! With modern lithium-ion batteries, that's not the way to go. In fact, not letting it get down to 0% is recommended. Even faster than normal, your lithium ion battery will wear out if you let it get down to zero every time. Feel free to go with a partial discharge.

There Is a Memory Located in Your Battery

With old NiCad (nickel cadmium) batteries this was, actually, a problem. That's why people still believe that you should let your battery go all the way down to zero before you charge it. With lithium-ion batteries, however, this is not necessary as they don't develop memories.

You Should Only Get a Couple of Years Out Of a Phone Battery

"Charging cycles" are how the lifespan of a battery is measured. You can count one cycle every time you discharge your battery's capacity 100%. That does not mean, however, that it went completely to zero. This can get a little complicated with partial discharges, partial charges, etc.

That said, you can expect approximately 400 to 500 charge cycles from today's iPhones. Remember, however, that doesn't mean the phone was actually plugged in to charge 400 to 500 times.

AgozTech For Chargers

At AgozTech, we carry various chargers for your devices. Agoz Phone Chargers let you speedily and efficiently charge your phone. When you shop with us, you'll find the highest quality phone chargers with low energy consumption, high efficiency, perfect charging capabilities, and the design you need.

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