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The ONE Bad Habit That's Ruining Your Smartphone's Battery

A day spent taking calls, reading emails, snapping selfies and checking social media tends to take its toll on your smartphone's battery life.

At the end of the day, when you're hopping into bed, this may seem like the best time to plug your phone into a charger, to greet the morning with a fully charged phone. 

Well, apparently NOT!

According to Battery Universityleaving your phone plugged in when it’s fully charged, like you might overnight, is bad for the battery in the long run.


The experts at Battery University say “When fully charged, remove the battery” from its charging device. “This is like relaxing the muscles after strenuous exercise.”

Once your smartphone has reached 100% charge, it gets “trickle charges” to keep it at 100% while plugged in. It keeps the battery in a high-stress, high-tension state, which wears down the chemistry within.

You're better off charging your phone occasionally throughout the day - instead of plugging it in for one big session. 

According to a report by Business Insider, ‘charging your phone when it loses 10% of its charge would be the best-case scenario...obviously, that’s not practical for most people, so just plug in your smartphone whenever you can [during the day]. It’s fine to plug and unplug it multiple times a day’. 

Not only does this keep your smartphone’s battery performing optimally for longer, but it also keeps it topped up throughout the day. 

The idea of leaving our phone's unplugged overnight is already giving us serious anxiety about missing our alarms each the morning!

How do you keep your smartphone's battery running smoothly? 

Source: Business Insider

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