Many people say that the battery life of their newly bought mobile phone is perfect, but in less than a year, the battery loss is less than 80%, and the battery is as good as scrap. This has something to do with bad charging habits. In this post, I will summarize the 3 most harmful charging habits for mobile phones. These charging methods hurt mobile phones the most. Let’s see how many you can account for.
1. Recharging When the Battery is Completely Exhausted
NiMH batteries had a memory effect in the past, so we often needed to fully charge and discharge our electronic products three times to maintain the best battery life.
Many people have applied this bad habit to their mobile phones. They charge their phones every time the battery is almost exhausted. This habit hurts the battery the most.
Because the current batteries are all lithium-ion batteries, lithium-ion batteries do not have a memory effect, but the most feared thing is overcharging and over-discharging,..
Overcharging especially, will cause irreversible damage to the battery. Now Apple and some Android phones have launched a function similar to “Optimized Battery Charging“, which can learn your charging habits and intelligently suspend charging values above 80%, thereby extending battery life.
It is highly recommended that you turn on this function, and simultaneously, you can charge it while you use it, without being afraid of overcharging and over-discharging!
2. Play Large High-End Games While Charging
In addition to overcharge and over-discharge, the most significant impact on the battery is low temperature and high temperature.
Low temperature will deactivate the electrons in the battery, thereby affecting the battery capacity. The iPhone is frozen and shut down in winter because of the low-temperature activation of the battery, but after the temperature is normal, the battery capacity will recover, which is reversible.
However, a high temperature will cause permanent damage to the battery! Therefore, it is a bad habit to play large-scale games while charging and even wear protective cases to keep their mobile phones warm.
The temperature of mobile phone batteries often soars to over 50°C. If things go on like this, the battery will soon cause a lot of capacity decay, and within a year, The battery will be scrapped.
In addition, during gameplay, the battery not only has to endure the “torture” of high temperature, but at the same time, the battery itself is also responsible for powering the mobile phone while being charged.
It is very harmful to the battery to be in this full-load state for a long time!
3. Using a Non-Brand Charging Head to Charge the Phone
Mobile phones of various brands support different charging protocols. For example, Apple uses the more general PD protocol. When the mobile phone is being charged, the charging head and the mobile phone will communicate, confirm what protocol the other party supports, and then both sides input and output with the same protocol.
Therefore, in theory, the battery will not be damaged as long as a big-brand charger is used. The difference between the original charger and a 3rd party charger is not big. Besides, some non-OEM chargers are as good as the OEM. For example, chargers from Anker, poweradd, beaseus, and so on are designed to meet and exceed the OEM standards.
However, don’t use non-brand or fake chargers because this kind of charger will cause instability of output voltage and current, which will cause great damage to the battery.
The above are the 3 charging methods that hurt the most.