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IN Science & Technology ON 18 Jul, 2016
Does your phone battery last barely a day?
Do you charge your phone overnight? Are you aware that overcharging your phone can cause damage to it?
If not, then read on to know more.
Believe me, just DON'T!
...the 'lithium-ion' in the battery has its own level of 'stress'. If you increase the 'stress' of your smartphone by overcharging it, the battery life of your phone is ultimately shortened, which takes us to the next step that is very important.
As for humans, stress can be damaging. Similarly, over-stressing your phone by overcharging it, is going to do no good to you. Unplugging the charger is like 'relaxing after an exhausting exercise'. How would it be if you workout non-stop?
According to Battery University, "Li-ion does not need to be fully charged, nor is it desirable to do so. In fact, it is better not to fully charge, because a high voltage stresses the battery and wears it away in the long run".
Your phone battery will stay a little happier if you charge it now and then, instead of charging it when it's empty. According to Battery University, it's best to charge your phone when it loses its 10%, though it's not possible to be conscious all the time, but just plug it whenever required.
This is especially for iPhone. If it heats up, as Apple suggests, remove the case and charge it. If you're charging it in the hot sun, keep the iPhone covered. It'll protect your battery health.