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5 Facts to Keep in Mind, while charging your Smartphones

In the smart age, we tend to miss the “maintenance aspect” of our gadgets and devices. We are always in a rush to plug, unplug, charge our phones/laptops to make full use of the charged battery. However, there are a few do’s and don’t to keep in mind.

LARGER BATTERY DOES NOT MEAN LONGER BATTERY LIFE

In simple words, the battery life depends on how much power the device draws and NOT how large the battery is.with smartphones, the kind of screen, processor and related components can vary the amount of power draw.

Smartphone Battery
Smartphone Battery

As a result, you may still find a phone with a 2,000mAh battery that outlasts a phone with a 3,000mAh battery –given the same sort of usage.

SOLAR CHARGERS ARE A VIABLE OPTION BUT COMPARATIVELY SLOWER

Solar Chargers charge a phone directly or a powerbank with built-in solar cells and is a very good source of renewable energy. It is the best option for people during outdoor activities such as camping.

Solar Charger
Solar Charger

However, on a flip side a good quality solar charger, when exposed to bright sunlight will probably give your phone a 10 to 15% charge per hour.

ONE PHONE CAN CHARGE ANOTHER PHONE

On Android phones, some manufacturers have enabled this feature using USB host support — plug a USB OTG adapter on the phone with spare battery and connect the discharged phone to it using a standard charging wire.

SmartPhone Charging
SmartPhone Charging

Isn’t it cool 😉

DO NOT KEEP YOUR PHONE PLUGGED IN WHEN IT’S FULLY CHARGED

This can be a costly habit. Once your cell phone reaches the 100% charged status, it gets “trickle charges” in order to maintain the 100% level while plugged in.

Phone Battery
Phone Battery

These “trickle charges” keep the battery in a high-tension state which can wear down the phone’s internal chemistry over time.

FAST BATTERY CHARGING

Rapid charging will definitely diminish the lifespan of your battery over time.

Smartphone Apps
Smartphone Apps

If you want to charge your phone faster, use your regular charger and close any open and running apps, dim your screen’s brightness, switch to airplane mode or power off your phone completely.

Hope these tips and tricks were helpful! For more such information, keep on watching the space.

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