This might come as a shock, but most of us have been charging the phones and tablets incorrectly! ‘What’ I hear you say….surely you just plug it in and unplug it when it’s charged?
According to Battery University, which the company runs for free, the phone needs to charged in short bursts and that too frequently, if you want to a good overall battery life.
It doesn’t matter if you only charge up 10% or 20% as, according to Battery University: “Partial charges cause no harm.”
Also, if you want to lessen the wear and tear to your battery, do not hit the red zone, which is 15 per cent in most of the phones.
Try to keep the device between 65% and 75% — “the sweet spot”, according to the website.
Many of you might be thinking that “hey, I won’t be around a wall socket all the time.” Well in that case, lay your hands on a power bank.
The experts have also recommended that never ever, charge your battery fully. Try to keep it around 95 and you are good to go.
Why you ask?
Well, that’s because today’s modern lithium-ion batteries do “not need to be fully charged, nor is it desirable to do so.”
The website states: “In fact, it is better not to fully charge, because a high voltage stresses the battery”.
And now, the last point, which may confuse you.
”You don’t need to remove the charger when it’s full’
What? ‘I just read something on the contrary’. Well, yes you are right. However , if it so happens that you have left your phone on charging and it has hit the 100 percent mark , then the charger, according to the website, will automatically turn off.
Still, it is recommended that you avoid leaving your phone on overnight charging, hitting the 100 per cent mark and inculcate the habit of juicing up the device frequently and in small doses.
Still one of the most dreaded moments, especially if you are out and about, is when the low battery alert pops up on your mobile phone.
There are much more pressing concerns in life, but this problem always seems to happen when you’ve forgotten to pack a charger, or can’t find a plug socket!
This is where GIZGO can help! We provide our clients in the corporate and hospitality industries a way for their clients not to be caught short!