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Facts & Fables: Charging Your Smartphone Battery



Which of the following 'myths' about charging your smartphone battery are true and which are false? It's past time to talk about charging fables and facts. We also show you how to quickly charge a smartphone battery and how to extend battery life by adjusting a few settings. Let's get started!


Is it necessary to completely empty a battery before charging it for the first time?


Fable

A common piece of advice is to let your battery completely discharge the first time, then fully charge it again. Is this still true today? No, it does not. This is insignificant. This rule applies to nickel batteries.


Is it dangerous to charge the battery briefly or not fully?


Fable

The majority of smartphones use a Lithium-ion battery. The battery is charged and discharged on a cycle basis. When all of the battery's capacity has been used, a charge cycle is completed. This is true regardless of how many times you charge the battery in between. So it's not a bad idea to charge your battery in the meantime. It also makes no difference whether you disconnect the phone from the charger at 100% or 80% charge.


Is it necessary to charge a smartphone battery more frequently than before?


Fact

A charger by your bed, a backup charger for work, or a power bank in your bag. It is now the norm. How come batteries used to last a week and now they only last a day? This is due to the fact that older phones had far fewer features than today's smartphones. The internet access, larger screen, and cameras on the devices, in particular, ensure that the battery runs out much faster these days. When you're on the go, a power bank can come in handy. Read on to find out what factors you should consider when purchasing a power bank. As a result, you can charge your phone whenever you want. We also recently provided advice on charging your phone in public.



Is wireless charging faster than traditional charging?


Fable

Although you no longer have to deal with cables and plugs, wireless charging is no faster than the supplied 5 watt adapter. This technology has not yet progressed to the point where it can be charged via a cable. Phones can charge at speeds of up to 7.5 watts through this method. There are higher wattage adapters available that charge much faster. As a result, the statement is not necessarily a fable, but it is also not a fact.


When my phone is fully charged, can I leave it on the charger?


Fact

You can charge your smartphone overnight without risk. This will not cause any harm to your battery. Most chargers that come with your smartphone turn off the power supply when it reaches 100 percent. Be wary of other (fake) chargers. When the battery is fully charged, these do not always stop automatically. There is a chance that these chargers will overheat and cause damage to your phone. You can learn more about non-original chargers and how to tell them apart from genuine chargers on this blog.



Can I use my phone while it's charging?


Fact

It will not harm your battery if you use your smartphone while it is charging. Keep an eye out for any possible heating of your battery or charger. Is it hot outside? Then you should unplug it for a while.

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