There is a lot of misguiding information that float around related the smartphone batteries. This applies even to tablets, gaming consoles, and other devices.
These are just misconceptions and there is no scientific proof claiming that these activities will definitely harm the battery. However, there could be some other issues due to these practices.
Here, we have come up with a list of 5 common smartphone battery myths that are making rounds all over that many people think these could be true.
Charge the battery fully and don't charge until it is empty
The previous generation mobile devices used a specific battery type that had to be drained completely and charged fully to maintain the standard capacity. This memory effect was common to most people.
Now, the Li-Ion rechargeable batteries are used in smartphones and these need not be charged or depleted fully. Most such batteries perform well if they are not drained fully. However, draining them early has no great effect on the lifespan or the total capacity of the battery.
Use chargers made by OEMs only
It actually does not matter what charger you use to charge your device as all chargers use the same voltage and amperage. Most chargers use the same power ratings. But, there are chargers that do not use the right power levels. So, make sure you check the voltage and amperage before using any charger, and it need not be from the OEM always.
Don't charge your smartphone overnight or for long hours
Most people believe that it is unsafe to charge the device overnight or for long hours. There is a belief that the phone should not be charged after it is juiced up fully. In reality, it is alright to charge the device for long hours or overnight. The reason is that mobile devices are designed to limit the power coming in once the battery is completely charged.
However, if you plug in your smartphone for 12 hours or so purposefully, you might face other issues such as overheating. Also, it is not safe to leave the phone connected to the charger while it is on your mattress or below the pillow as it might explode.
Enhance battery life with memory tools and task managers
Many people believe that task manager apps can free up the system memory and enhance the battery life as well, but they can also ruin the performance in many ways.
The Android and iOS smartphones are designed to perform efficiently when it comes to assigning resources to the background tools and applications. Most background apps are cached on the internet storage space so that they can be opened quickly. This way, they do not use more RAM and memory when they run.
The system can allocate the resources to the applications whenever needed. By terminating the apps using task managers, you are disrupting the process of resource allocation and creating more issues in terms of performance.
Don't leave your smartphone on indefinitely
It is not exactly bad to leave your smartphone all always, and it does not mean it is going to harm the battery or the internal components of the smartphone. The life expectancy of the components is estimated in terms of hours.
So, the longer you leave the device turned on, the faster you will burn the lifespan of the components. It is, of course, smart to turn off the smartphone when it is not in use. What if you turn off it of for some time and you miss an important call or alert? The way you approach this myth is up to you.