We would like to thing phones are the most commonly used electronic gadgets in the world, ranging from different styles and brands, hence, a need to consider and analyse a few misconceptions about it, with special focus on its batteries. Kindly read on…
- Predefined Battery Percentage for charge: There is this very laughable belief that one can “train” his/her battery to adapt to certain level of charge. Hence, people would wait until their phone batteries are fully drained before charging it, as they believe plugging it in when it is still over 50% will make the battery develop a memory and allow for just a limited percentage of charge. THIS IS FALSE. Guys, even if your battery is at 80%, top that sweetheart up, as you never know when NEPA will strike. LOL. Frequent charges will do no single damage to your phone battery, as there is no stipulated or stated battery percentage for charge.
- Sticking to a brand’s charger: Quite undeniably, some off-brand chargers take longer to charge certain phone batteries, BUT as long as the charger is working properly, they will not damage the phone or its battery. In simpler and more direct words- guys, replace that “follow-come” charger with any affordable charger that fits your charging port. Though you might lose your shorter time spent charging the phone for a long use.
- Overcharging your phone will damage the battery: LOL. Of all misconception, we find this particular one overtly hilarious. Smartphones were built “smart” enough to know when a battery’s capacity is reached, and stops the charge. Hence, your overnight charging of your mobile device might in the real sense, just be a 1hour real charge, and the remaining time, used by your smartphone to maintain a 100% charge.
- Use of Mobile Phones while charging: We never stopped wondering how loud the person that started this lie that “using a phone while it charges, will damage its battery as it is being stressed” will be laughing daily at the amount of gullibility it revealed. Unless you are charging from a poor voltage supply of electricity, your battery will charge as expected, whether or not you use the device. Think about it this way. With smartphones, chances are the only way there is no syncing of data (in one way or another) is if the phone is turned off. So even when you are not literally using your phone, if we may be permitted to say, your phone is using itself, as data is being synced. The only clear disadvantage of using your phone while charging is the fact that it will then require longer charge time to achieve a full battery percentage. Ladies and gentlemen, please feel free to use your phone while charging.
- Charging your new phone for certain hours before first use: Especially in this part of the world, the first thing people do with a new smartphone, is plug it in and charge it to 100% for 6-8hours first. We have laughed so hard at this preposterous myth. Smartphone batteries work best between 40% to 80%, and most phones are sold at half their battery capacity. You are good to use your phone just after unboxing it.
- Use of the internet runs down a phone battery most: This is false. Gaming on the mobile phone drains batteries more. Turning on the internet doesn’t drain phone batteries, unless the internet is used for activities on the phone like viewing videos on YouTube, online gaming, or doing other graphics-intensive activities, then of course, it will drain your battery really fast.
- Leaving the bluetooth on drains the phone battery: It is common to see people notice the bluetooth icon on their phones turned on, and rush to turn it off so as to conserve battery charge. LOL. The only time the bluetooth actually uses phone battery charge, is if they are in use. So having the bluetooth turned on, when you’re not using a bluetooth device, isn’t going to drain your battery. Yes, it might consume an insignificant amount of energy from your battery, but it will NOT drain the battery even in 24hours of being turned on. If you’re really concerned about getting as much life as possible from your battery, dim the brightness of your phone’s screen, that is a major battery charge consumer.