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Are you charging your smartphone the wrong way?


Charging a phone before going to bed is a habit for many people, but spending 8 hours charging overnight is not an ideal thing.

Spending a third of the day charging your phone isn’t advisable, especially since devices can now be fully charged in a matter of hours. When using the fast charger on high-end devices, it only takes 30 minutes to charge 50% of the battery.

Are you charging your smartphone the wrong way?

Studies have shown that a 100% full charge can damage and shorten the life of the battery. A general rule of thumb is that the phone should only charge to 80% and then stop,

Apple has an Optimized Battery Charging feature, the iPhone only fully charges at 80%, then fully charged to 100% the next morning. But iPhone being plugged in all night can cause it to overheat.

There have even been a few cases of smartphones exploding when being charged for a long time. This is rare but by no means impossible.

Instead of charging your phones at night, charge them during the day. Charge 30-45 minutes in the morning after waking up and add another charge around mid-afternoon for 30 minutes if needed. Charging twice during the day might be better than just charging it once at night. If you have to spend a lot of time in the car or go out, use the car charger or bring a power bank.

High temperatures can also reduce battery life. You should find ways to keep your phones cool, such as turning off the power if they start to overheat from prolonged use. Please keep the smartphone in a well-ventilated place, even consider removing the case while charging to avoid the heat from the device radiating from the device will not escape. In particular, do not use it while charging, such as watching videos or playing games, as this can interrupt the charging cycle and reduce battery life.

Huong Dung (According to ZDNet)

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