With apps like Pokemon Go, Instagram, Snapchat and much more, not only are we exceeding our data limit but we are draining our battery as well.
Our phone’s battery is depleting faster than ever, and one of the best thing we can do is to charge our phone overnight. This way, we will wake up to 100% battery, satisfying our need to scroll through Instagram the minute we wake up.
Charging Your Phone Overnight, Good or Bad?
However, many of you have also heard that charging your phone overnight is actually detrimental to the battery life of our phone so it’s not advisable to overcharge your battery. True or false?
The fact is when your phone is fully charged, your phone is smart enough to stop the current from entering your phone which prevents overcharging so charging your phone overnight will not drastically harm the battery life span of your phone.
We’re Not Giving You the Go-Ahead To Charge Your Phone Overnight
However, lithium-ion batteries can react poorly when the temperature of your phone increases.
When you keep on charging your phone and you have a phone case on, the heat from charging will not be able to escape. Then, cell oxidation will occur as the temperature of the battery increases due to the heat and this will reduce the capacity and shorten the lifespan of the battery.
In other words, your batteries will have a shorter lifespan. Following this theory, it will be wise for us to remove the phone case if we are to charge our phones overnight.
Also, not only when we charge our phone is important but where we charge is important as well.
It’s not How You Do it, but Where You Do it
With apps such as alarm clock and how we use our phones before we sleep, we often charge our phones overnight while putting it on our beds or even under the pillow. The same theory applies here: if your phone is under your pillow, heat can’t escape and you’ll kill your battery.
Here’s How You Should Actually Charge Your Phone
To maximise the lifespan of phone battery, it is recommended to charge your phone in short spurts throughout the day instead of one daily charge up.
What you charge your phone with is also important. It is best to charge your phone with charger and cable that comes together with your phone or from official seller.
Chargers and cables from a third party might come cheap but it comes with a hefty hidden cost. They often do not meet the safety standards and can cause problems such as electrocution, burns and even house fires.
So as a baseline: don’t do it.
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