No matter how strong the battery, all cell phones die eventually, hence the need to recharge the battery and boost it for optimal performance.
All cell phone batteries also expire after a long period of use, however handling can be the difference between longevity and quick damage.
The type of apps we use and the charging habits we apply to our phone can sometimes lead to the damaging of our cell phone batteries. This post will be outlining 5 bad charging habits that are proven to cause more harm than good to your cell phone battery.
OVER- CHARGING YOUR BATTERY
Every phone has a charging limit, exceeding it very often can destroy the battery. Take overnight charging for example; it is a sure way to hurt the battery’s health in the long run. It’s like pouring water in an already full bottle, what do you think would happen?
CHEAP AND FAKE CHARGERS
Cheap chargers are dangerous both for your smartphone and its battery. Every smartphone comes with an accompanying charger; always use it to recharge your phone. And if it gets bad, replace it only with one suitable for it — preferably from the manufacturer.
CHARGING AND GAMING
When you charge and game at the same time, you make it harder for your phone’s battery to recharge quickly. That is bad for it because it makes you spend more time charging, which ends up weakening the life of the battery.
* Always ensure that the replacement charger’s output voltage (V) and current (Ampere) rating matches the original adapter or is approved by the phone’s manufacturer.
* Fake chargers do not include any safety mechanisms to protect against fluctuation and over charging.
* Adapter failure could permanently damage your battery and phone.
* It is recommended that you remove your phone’s protective case while charging. It is natural for the battery to become slightly warm, but the case may act as a barrier and slow down heat dissipation. If possible, flip the phone over and place it on a soft cloth to protect the display.