Why you shouldn't charge your phone overnight?

Submitted by wufei on Mon, 06/10/2019 - 16:07
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You may already have heard the warnings: Don’t overcharge your mobile phone. Make sure you unplug it from the charger after it reaches 100%. Don’t leave it charging overnight. Or else.

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The direness implicit in those imperatives may be overblown, but they’re not paranoid conspiracy dictums — you still shouldn’t overcharge your phone. Here’s why.

Is it bad to let your phone die?

Submitted by wufei on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:08
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The battery tech that powers most of our smartphones hasn’t changed much in the past few decades, but common knowledge about how to keep them in tip-top shape? That’s even worse.

Here are the top five most common smartphone battery-life myths that need to die if you want to prolong your phone's overall lifespan, straight from the world’s leading battery experts.

Does keeping phone on charger ruin battery?

Submitted by wufei on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:06
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If you want to keep your smartphone battery in top condition and go about your day without worrying about battery life, you need to change a few things.

 

Don't keep it plugged in when it's fully charged

 

According to Battery University, leaving your phone plugged in when it's fully charged, like you might overnight, is bad for the battery in the long run.

Can you overcharge an iPhone 8?

Submitted by wufei on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:06
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"Charging your iPhone from 90% will not harm your battery either. You simply can'tovercharge an iPhone, or any other modern electronic device, for that matter. ... Apple, Samsung and all the top tech companies - almost of whose products use lithium-based batteries - use this best practice.

Should you let your phone battery die when you first get it?

Submitted by wufei on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:05
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If you charge it before it drains and top it off throughout the day, you'll stretch outthe time those 500 charges will last. There is one reason to let your battery drain completely. If it “dies” when the battery icon is showing a positive charge, it meansthe battery needs to be recalibrated.