Tech Advice

Phone Charging – Phone Batteries – Rumours & Fact

No 1 : If You Use Non – Standard Chargers You Will Ruin Your Battery.

NO: Non – Standard Chargers, while not perfect, are ok. It is the poorly made imports sold at a cheap price that you should avoid.

  • If you need to replace your genuine charger look for ones from legitimate manufacturers and companies like Belkin.
  • Imported Knockoffs barely get the job done.

No 2: Do Not Use Your Phone While It Charges.

No: Use your phone all you want, as long as you’re not using a “knockoff” third-party charger.

  • The reason behind this. It is believed that using a phone while charging will make the phone explode, or electrocute the user. This happened to a Chinese flight attendant in July 2013, when she used her iPhone 4 while it was charging.However, reports say it was because a third-party charger was used , not an original Apple charger.
  • If you’re using the manufacturer-approved charger and battery, you should be fine.

No 3: Charging your phone overnight kills the battery.

No: Your phone knows when it is fully charged and knows when to stop charging.

Myth 4: You don’t need to turn your phone off — ever.

No you do need to turn your phone off – it needs to be rebooted 

Myth 5: Don’t charge your phone until it’s completely dead.

No: Far better to charge your phone every day than a charge from flat

  • Lithium-ion batteries, like the kind used in Samsung and Apple products fare better when they’re charged. Your battery has a finite number of charge cycles, and every time it fully dies, that’s another cycle out the window.

Lastly: — Heat will ruin a battery.Heat and technology don’t generally go hand-in-hand, and that’s no different with phone batteries.

Lithium-ion batteries heat themselves, and get hotter while they’re being charged. Cold weather can also have a negative impact on a phone’s life, and a cold battery will die faster than usual in low temperatures.

Temperatures vary but phones should not be used below 0 degrees and sticking your phone in your car window on a 40 degree day maybe a recipe for disaster 

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