Charging the mobile is such an everyday activity that we have automated it and become one of those tasks that we do every day almost without realizing or thinking.
Our smartphones ask us that they have little left to turn off and we connect them to the power so they charge. Or, perhaps, we are the ones who reserve it for the night and connecting the phone to the charger is the last thing we do before bedtime. So, in the morning, we always find it fully charged.
With the lithium batteries currently used, it is no longer necessary to completely discharge the phone before recharging it, just as it was a few years ago. However, there are some rules and tips that as users we should know to be able to give optimal use to our phones and avoid risks.
Charge your mobile when you need it
Many theories circulate about whether it is convenient or not to let the mobile download completely or if it is advisable to charge it 100%. Some say that the idea is to maintain it in the usual way between 20 and 80% charge to reduce battery wear.
However, although that is recommended, the battery of our device will wear out over time regardless of what we do. So it is not necessary to stick tightly to numbers. We can charge the mobile without regrets as long as we consider that the battery is low. In addition, we can do it completely if we need it because we will give it a lot of use.
Leave it charging all night, yes or no?
Leaving the phone charging overnight will cause the battery to be 100% charged by not being aware (or awake) to disconnect it before. This will expose you to a long load of which, if it is not necessary, it is not usually recommended to give it.
However, it will not damage the battery if it is still connected to the power once it has finished charging. When the mobile understands that the energy is at its maximum, it does not allow the current to continue entering.
Better charge it several times a day
According to a study conducted by Battery University, charging the phone several times a day is more beneficial for the battery than a single long charge. Although we must admit that it is not the most practical. However, if it were compatible with our routine, connecting the smartphone to the power at intervals lengthens the battery’s performance.
According to mobile technology expert Simon Jary, battery life is prolonged if small changes are made to keep it, ideally, above 50%.