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Common Phone Battery Life Myths

Posted August 18th, 2018 in Arts

Always before recharging, ensure your phone battery is empty or nearly empty.

The nickel-cadmium batteries’ capacity decreases whenever you recharge them too early, making the myth a fact instead. However, this does not apply to lithium-ion batteries, which are the type of batteries used in modern smart phones.

Never use incompatible power adapter to charge your phone battery

Although that is true, modern smart phones ensure that their port only allows the right adapter to be plugged in to avoid incompatibility – so as long as the phone can have its port plugged into by a power adapter, its battery can be charged properly. However, there is one thing to take note of – the charging speed may differ with different chargers due to the difference in charging technology of the adapter and the phone.

A new device needs to be fully charged the first time

No, there’s no need to make sure your device is fully charged before using it the first time. It is true however pre-modern lithium-ion batteries, so for now it being fully charged or not does not matter relatively.

Plugging-Unplugging a charging device repeatedly lowers battery life

Untrue, because although a battery has a limited amount of charge cycles, a single charge cycle can have multiple individual charges.

To make battery life as high as possible, always ensure device is fully charged

Also untrue; it is far better to have your device’s battery to be charged in several short bursts. The best charge level is really 30% – 70%.