In today’s world of modernization, smartphones are used in every corner of the world. Might it be the remotest place on Earth?
In 2016, an estimated 62.9 percent of the population worldwide already owned a mobile phone. The number of mobile phone users in the world is expected to pass the five billion mark by 2019.
Even though such a huge quantity of people use smartphones today, we still hear those crazy stories about phone chargers which are totally false and mythical. Some of the rules you hear about charging your phone might be right but most of them are just shitty ideas given by some idiot.
Since the evolution of cell phones, the battery’s have been upgraded a lot and now it is capable of many things, so thus the myths which were true earlier now they just turned to foolish beliefs.
Top 5 myths about charging your cell phone.
Myth– Different charges will destroy the battery
Truth– Different chargers work fine unless it is a replica.
It is often said that using different chargers in your phones will destroy your battery or decrease its lifespan but it is totally wrong you can use any charger you want unless it is a cheap Chinese charger which you have purchased for few bucks. Mobile chargers have now become universal. You can use charges of other brands on your phone.
All smartphone chargers have the capability to provide 5 V output nowadays. 5 V and 1 A is normal output from the charger, even turbochargers, and dash charger have this basic output in itself. So, there is no worry to use other brand chargers.
Myth – Charging all night will kill your battery.
Truth– Your battery knows when to stop.
There’s been a lot of coverage lately about whether you should leave your smartphones plugged in overnight. Is it bad for the phone? Bad for your safety? What’s the right thing to do?
The one thing all the experts agree upon is that smartphones are smart enough that they do not let an overload happen. Extra protection chips inside make sure that doesn’t happen in a tablet or smartphone or even a laptop. Once the internal Lithium-ion battery hits 100 percent of its capacity, charging stops. That usually happens within an hour or two. However, that does not mean you will charge your phone overnight every day. Keeping the phone charged between 40% to 80% will allow your battery to last longer.
Myth– Should not use the phone while it is charging.
Truth– That’s not a problem unless the chargers are original
It’s a common belief that using your phone while charging will have a negative impact on the quality of charge the battery gets. But unless you’re using a low-quality knock-off Chinese charger, this is not even remotely true.
On the other hand, you may have heard the rumor that cell phones can explode if you use them while they are charging, but this isn’t accurate.
The rumor actually started in 2013, which said a Chinese flight attendant’s iPhone 4 exploded when she used it while it was charging.
As it turns out, the attendant was using a third-party charger, not the Apple charger that ships with the phone. It was almost certainly the cause of the incident.
That doesn’t mean that problems can’t happen with phones, but they are likely the result of poor wiring or incompatible or faulty phone parts.
Myth– Never turns off your phone.
Truth– Turning off the phone helps the battery.
Any person with a sound mind wouldn’t take that myth seriously. Your phone may be a machine, but it still needs to take a few breaks. An Apple expert said in order to maximize battery life, you should turn off your phone from time to time, especially when you go to bed at night.
At the very least, Apple experts recommend turning your phone off once a week in order to preserve battery life. Turning off your phone is important in Android devices as well. A simple reboot can help restore battery life.
Myth– Charge your phone only when it is completely dead.
Truth– Frequent charging is better than deep charging.
This old age myth applies only in the case of NiMH batteries. If you are not using a lithium-ion battery you might be still living in 2005. The fact here is that today’s lithium-ion battery is totally different and do not follow the old saw about how you always need to charge your battery all the way up and then use it till it is dead. “Memory effect” as it is called.
Affects NiMH batteries but this doesn’t apply to your phone. In fact, your phone hates you when you do it. So you better be careful.
Bonus Fact- Heat will destroy your battery.
There is no denying the fact that the most harmful thing to your phone battery is heat. Heat will eventually destroy your battery, lithium-ion batteries heat up as you charge them so the pro tip here is that if you have a phone cover in your phone which doesn’t allow heat to escape, remove that while charging your phone. similarly, cold temperatures also affect the batteries. Cold batteries die quicker in low temperatures.