5 Mobile charging mistakes you should STOP doing

We often make charging mistakes but it is best to avoid them as they can damage your phones. Read on to know more.
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Mobiles are now are a basic necessity just like roti, kapda and makan. We cannot imagine our life without cellphones, can we? Nowadays, amid lock down the usage of cellphones and other gadgets have gone beyond the roof and if don't take care of cellphones like giving it rest, installing safety-approved apps and anti-virus among others then the chance of damage only increases. One of the ways to take care of your mobile phones is to know how to charge it properly.

Do you know the way you charge your mobile phones can have a direct impact on electricity bills, safety and lifespan of its battery among others? There are certain dos and don'ts that we should follow while charging our cellphones. For instance, it is advised that you should never charge them to 100% or drain them to 0%. Also, many of the times we carelessly forget to remove the chargers from the socket and let the mobiles overcharge. Today we have listed out some of the common charging mistakes that we have been doing all this while. 

#Mistake 1: Leaving charger in the socket
A charger inside the socket will not only lead to more electricity bills as the power gets drawn but it is also very hazardous. The transformer releases heat and the accumulation of heat can lead to fire or short-circuit the transformer causing a fire. So, always unplug the charger from the socket.

#Mistake 2: Letting the battery fully die, charging till or more than 100%
The batteries in cells are lithium-based batteries and they work in charge cycles. So if you let the battery die means you are slowly destroying the device. Also, you should not charge till or more than 100%. This is may sound weird, charging full can shorten its lifespan because of the precise number of charge cycles. Another big mistake is overcharged i.e. beyond 100%. Most of us leave the phone to charge overnight. This leads to more electricity bill, disruption of charging cycles of the battery and overheating.

#Mistake 3: Using the phone while charging 
Draining the phone while it's on charge can put a lot of pressure on batteries. So, if you have to pick up the call, remove it from charging and then put it to charge after ending the call.

#Mistake 4: Keeping the case on while charging
One of the major things that should not happen to batteries is heating up of it. And when we charge phones with a case or cover on, the heat gets trapped and this leads to heating up of batteries and other parts of mobile. So, always remove the cover of the phone before you push the plug and allow the cell to charge. 

#Mistake 5: Usage of generic and random chargers
When you buy a phone the company gives you a compatible charger. So, make sure to use only that and not any random and generic ones that are available to you. For the unversed, the power of the energy transmitted to the battery can be more or less via the random. If your charger gets lost or does not work, then re-order it and not use any random ones. 

Sometimes we also use laptop USB ports to charge. But have you noticed that the charging takes more time than using regular sockets and it does not activate the fast charge option of the battery? That's why always opt for a wall socket. 

Bottom line
The general rule is to recharge the battery fully once a month and on a daily basis keep it between 20% and 80%. 
Which mistake you do often? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Anonymous 4 months ago

Charging my phone 3times in a week

Anonymous 6 months ago

Leaving mobile chargers with mobiles plugged in through the night doesn't do any damage. Gone are those days, today's mobiles circuits are smart enough to stop overcharge. Also, going 0 to 100% doesn't do much damage, yeah if you plan to leave mobile off for many days, keep it off at around 60-70%. Going 0 to 100% doesn't means, it will consume more charge cycles, just that Li ion battery don't like dead charge for long periods. Charge cycle consumption will remain same whether you go 0 to 100% one time or 40 to 60% five times.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Very useful information

Anonymous 6 months ago

Nice help full

Anonymous 6 months ago

Nice n helpful

Anonymous 6 months ago

My mistake is I keep case cover while charging and randomly use other chargers, but I dont the phone while charging strictly. Now I promise myself to follow these safety rules now. Thanks for the article.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Leaving it overnight to charge n sometimes attending to an important call while it's being charged me

Anonymous 6 months ago

Mistake 1,2,4, i.e., Keeping charger in socket, charging 100% especially throughout night charging, and keeping case on.

Anonymous 6 months ago

What is kapda? The other two is bread and butter. Is it Jam? Bread, Jam, and butter?

Anonymous 6 months ago

Kapda means clothes

Anonymous 6 months ago

Kapda is clothing, roti is basically chappatti (a staple dish) and makaan is shelter or building

Anonymous 6 months ago

In any case or any better way you handle it the best life of a Mob is 2-3 years. So don't worry about the optimising the life of battery but ofcourse safety part please take care