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A battery is undoubtedly the most important aspect of every smartphone. Your phone can have a humongous display or a DSLR level camera or can help you reach the moon but, without a battery it is nothing. A few years back, cases related to battery exploding was all around in the news. And with this fear of batteries getting exploded, a lot of myths came forward. Let’s shed some light on the most common myths that we all might have heard.
- Overnight charging is bad for your battery: This is by far the most searched query on the internet regarding phone’s battery. We all have googled it at one point or another. Leaving your smartphone for overnight charging and waking up to a fully charged smartphone could be the best start of the day as nobody likes to leave their house early in the morning with a phone dying on them.
Now there are different ways to go about it. Firstly, you need to understand that your smartphone is much smarter than you think and have a sophisticated way to deal with your lethargy. All of the chargers, considering without a damage has a feature that cuts the power once it fully charged. So no need to wake up in the middle of the night to unplug your phone from charging.Lithium-ion battery once plugged will charge at its normal pace and once it’s charged, the system in your battery will stop the flow of current thus ensuring a feasible way to save energy. So there’s no way that your smartphone can get overcharged. BUT, here’s a twist. Even in the dormant state, your smartphone consumes some amount of energy. Once the battery goes down beyond the 100% mark, smartphone’s charger will start the flow of current. This way, your charger keeps on flowing current to your phone. This back and forth of current flow can lead to the loss of battery’s potential and can hinder the overall power backup in the longer run.
- Let it drain: Another myth that was on the internet is that we should let our smartphone’s battery get drained completely before charging it again. Now assume that you need to perform a heavy task. Would you rather do it all at once or divide it into smaller parts considering the former will make you drain out energy quickly. Similarly, it’s better to charge your smartphone in small intervals throughout the day rather than waiting for it to drain out completely.However, to calibrate your battery, it is advisable to let your battery run down to low once in every 2-3 months. It will not only enhance the performance of your battery but also will ensure its longevity and power storage capabilities.
- Don’t get bothered by the heat: The biggest issue one can face is the heating. It is very important to keep your battery away from direct heat or areas with high temperatures. Tests were conducted on a fully charged battery at different temperatures and it was concluded keeping a battery at high temperatures will lead to degrading of battery at a much higher rate than at room temperature. This is the reason all the products are shipped and kept at an optimum temperature so as to avoid any heating issues.
Keeping the above-mentioned points in mind, you can easily figure the do’s and don’ts of handling your smartphone’s battery. But the biggest concern is that no matter what you do, every battery has a shelf life and approximate cycles. So your battery going down the drain is inevitable. Worried much? Well, you shouldn’t. There is a way out. The battery depletion is caused by repeated charging and to avoid it we need a smartphone with a high battery backup. A smartphone with 4000 to 5000mAh battery have a better shelf than a smartphone with low backup as you don’t need to charge it again and again. This might sound a luxury that will cost you a fortune but there are few brands that offer a wide range of smartphones with a powerful battery backup. Eluga Ray 700 (5000mAh battery) and Eluga Ray 500 (4000mAh battery) by Panasonic India, Moto E4 (5000mAh battery) by Moto, XiomiMi Max prime (5000mAh battery) are some of the best affordable smartphones out there in the market. So don’t worry, forget about your batteries woes and worries.