How many times a day is safe to charge your phone
At a time when, because of Russian shelling, Ukrainians rarely have electricity in their homes and only get to charge their phones during those brief hours, many people wonder if it's safe to charge their gadgets several times a day. Perhaps it will damage the battery, reduce the battery life on a single charge and spoil the phone?
Mobiletech Addicts has broken down the most popular myths about recharging smartphones. And also gave clear answers to all the key questions.
What happens if you charge your phone 3-4 times a day?
There's really nothing wrong with that unless you constantly keep the battery level around 0 or 100%. Yes, batteries do wear out over time and gradually lose their capacity. To slow this process down, don't charge your gadgets to full every time. And the number of charges does not play an important role here.
Is it wrong to charge your phone several times a day?
In fact, modern lithium-ion batteries in most smartphones and other portable gadgets have a fixed number of full discharge cycles that they can withstand. If you don't get to the point where your phone shuts down because there's no power left in it, you're even extending its life. So feel free to put it on charge as many times as you need to.
Does charging shortens battery life?
If you're in the habit of leaving your smartphone plugged in for long periods of time, there's nothing wrong with that. But it does make the battery wear out a little faster. Today's gadgets are much smarter about power management than their predecessors. They gradually reduce the amount of current when the phone's battery is full, so keeping a fully charged device plugged in for a while isn't so scary. But it's better to unplug it from time to time before you see 100% on the battery indicator.
How many times a day should I charge my smartphone?
There is no hard-and-fast rule here. Charge your smartphone as many times as you need based on your needs and capabilities. The only thing to watch out for with modern lithium-ion batteries is how often you charge the phone to 100% or discharge it to 0%. The less often you do this, the better.
Can I leave my smartphone charging overnight?
There are several different opinions on this matter. Some experts say that modern devices are smart enough to prevent overcharging, so you can safely leave them plugged in overnight. Others argue that it is impractical to charge your phone's battery to 100%, and you will definitely miss the moment when it will charge to 80 or 90% at night, so it is better to control this process by charging during the day.
The truth is that most phones have a built-in sensor that automatically shuts off charging when the battery reaches 100%. If it's on, the phone consumes a small amount of power. But a so-called "drip charge" occurs when the charger tries to bring the phone's battery to 100% as it naturally loses some of its stored energy. This means that the battery in this mode is constantly oscillating between a full charge and 99%. And this heats up the phone and over time leads to battery wear and tear. So, the conclusion is the following: there is nothing particularly terrible about night charging as such, but it is better if you control the process of charging your device.
How often should you charge your smartphone to extend the battery life?
To answer this question, strike your own desired balance between your smartphone's usability and your desired battery life. The more often its charge drops below 10%, the faster the battery will wear out. So, if you can power up before that point, do it. But, if with this approach your life becomes a constant stay near the socket, it may be time to change the phone and the approach to its use.
Can I use my phone while it's charging?
Yes, there should be no problem with using your smartphone while it is charging. Using the phone while charging is absolutely safe, because during this time it automatically uses an external power source to work, and the remaining energy is spent on charging. The only thing that might happen in this case is that charging will be a little slower.
Previously OBOZREVATEL told about ways to charge your smartphone if you do not have light and a verified power bank.