It’s one of life’s greatest technological mysteries: our smartphones are lighter, more powerful and better equipped in terms of both software and specs than ever before, so why is that our phones die when we need them most?
Even with the the very latest top of the range devices, most of us are lucky if the battery on our smartphone makes it through an entire day without needing to be recharged.
Well according a site from battery company Cadex, called Battery University, it’s your own fault the battery life of your smartphone sucks.
Battery University claims that many of us have been charging our phones incorrectly this whole time.
You, like many people, probably leave your phone plugged in and charging all night, thinking that charging it in small bursts throughout the day will lead to you damaging the battery.
However, you couldn’t be more wrong.
According to the experts, leaving your phone plugged in all night when it is fully charged could actually do it long term damage.
Once it is fully charged it then starts to ‘trickle charge’ in order to keep the battery at 100 percent. This puts the battery in a state of stress which over a prolonged period wears down the components within.
Battery University goes into great detail in order to explain its findings but adds: “When fully charged, remove the battery” from the charger. “This is like relaxing the muscles after strenuous exercise.”
Battery University adds that it is actually not necessary to always ensure your phone is charged to 100 percent.
“Li-ion does not need to be fully charged, nor is it desirable to do so. In fact, it is better not to fully charge, because a high voltage stresses the battery” and wears it down over a period of time.
It seems that it is better for the battery on your smartphone if you just charge it up as and when throughout the day, rather than as part of a big charging session.
While this may not be practical for most, it will help you get the most out of your battery in terms of performance, as well as making sure you don’t run out of juice during the day.