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7 Things You Must Do While Charging Your Smartphone


All phones and battery have an expiry date, but the way you use your phone will determine if it will last long or not.

Here are 7 things you must do while charging your phone

1. Charge Your Phone With Its Own Charger

Do ensure to charge your phone with the charger that came alongside purchase, it makes your phone charges fast and last longer.

However, if your charger is misplaced or stolen, avoid unsupported chargers.

It is advisable to get a new charger that matches the original charger’s input and output voltage.

2. Avoid Overcharging

Do not allow your phone to overcharge and do not charge it over the night.

Overcharging causes damage to the battery and reduces its performance.

3. Charge Your Battery When It Is Below 20% & Avoid Charging When It Is Above 80%

Before you charge your smartphone, ensure it is below 20% before you plug it in, also, ensure it gets to 80% charged at least, It is not necessary to get 100% charged before you stop charging.

Moreover, constant charging drains battery power and reduces lifespan of battery.

4. Use Power Banks That Promises Protection

If you need to make use of power banks, invest in power banks that has protection over charging, short circuits and voltage surge. With that, your smartphone battery will be protected from heating and overcharging.

5. Avoid Unsupported Charger

Unsupported chargers are cheap chargers from unfamiliar manufacturer.

They have no security mechanism that can help to prevent over charging.

Most of these cheap chargers are most likely to have adapter failure which may damage the phone and battery.

6. Avoid Fast Chargers

Guess you are surprised to hear this. Fast chargers are not the best option.

Sometimes, the input and output voltage of fast chargers are higher than voltage of normal charger which is likely to increase the phone temperature.

Alternatively, you can witch to “normal charging cycle” under settings if your phone has the option.

7. Turn Off Bluetooth, GPS & WiFi If You Are Not Using Them

WiFi and Bluetooth consumes battery once they are switched on, it better to turn it off if you are not using them again to save battery life.

If you are using iPhone, go to Settings>>Privacy>>Location Services
Then select the preferences.

If you are using Android, go to Settings>>Security>>Location>>Advance (for Bluetooth & WiFi

Alternatively, you can try this below on Android,
Go to Settings>>App & Notifications>>Advanced>>App Permission to block apps using location services.

If you want enjoy your phone battery, adhere to the charging habit highlighted above to make your phone battery last longer.

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Damilola Ogunmakin
Damilola Ogunmakin is an information entrepreneur, digital marketer and a blogger. He identifies and evaluate information needs, provide information directly to information and organizational consumer.He is currently an accountant at Kings Hotel & Suites.He specializes on Blogging, Website Development, Digital Marketing, and Graphics Design.

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