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We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by Fourwinds: 2:38pm On Jan 02
BY ALAN LOUGHNANE
TECH |
Take note...
No matter how good the battery is on your smartphone, if you're using it heavily, it will barely last you an entire day.
For some people the reality is even worse, with an old iPhone 5 I used to have, if I managed to get eight hours of life from it, I'd consider myself very lucky.
Things got even worse as the battery aged.
But, there's a long-held belief that charging your smartphone in short bursts will cause long term damage to the batteries, and you're better off waiting until they're close to dead before charging them.
But this isn't true according to a site belonging to battery company Cadex called Battery University .
They argue that leaving your phone plugged in when it's fully charged (like say, if you put it charging overnight) is bad for the battery in the long run.
Once your phone reaches the desired 100% battery when it's plugged in, it receives "trickle charges" to maintain the battery at full charge. This keeps the battery high-stress, high-tension state that wears down the chemistry within the battery and is bad for it in the long run.
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Therefore, you should plug out your phone as soon as it's charged, and don't leave it charging overnight, which we guess about 98% of the population do.
You don't even need to charge the battery fully every time you use it.
"Li-ion does not need to be fully charged as is the case with lead acid, nor is it desirable to do so. In fact, it is better not to fully charge because a high voltage stresses the battery," according to Battery University.
Basically, anytime you've a spare few minutes, you should try and plug your phone in rather than doing one mammoth charge at the end of the day.

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Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by bamac(m): 3:55pm On Jan 02
Not that we don't know. You can only obey that when you are sure of power supply 24/7, not in most parts of this side of the world, if battery spoil we will order another or get it fixed somehow.

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Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by nwoke37: 6:47pm On Jan 02
Meanwhile, Ambode has started 911 emegerncy service in Lagos!!
Check it out below..
https://www.nairaland.com/4265204/lagos-gets-911-service
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by Exjoker(m): 7:03pm On Jan 02
I can see an opportunity and waste it. Electricity is an expensive commodity here... Now you understand why my phone must overcharge

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Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by egopersonified(f): 7:28pm On Jan 02
I rep all night charging

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Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by Nobody: 8:12pm On Jan 02
egopersonified:
I rep all night charging
lol we no de dull......unplug next morning
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by Franky826: 8:24pm On Jan 02
grin

Me that will plug my phone and sleep

You expect me to keep night vigil cos I wanna charge phone.

No sir, but thank you grin

My sleep is sweeter than battery juice

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Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by sodiqapril(m): 9:35pm On Jan 02
with the current state of electricity in dis country, there is nothing like not charging your mobile till full. why would I leave my phone at 98% when I'm not sure when next there I'll be opportuned to charge

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Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by Happigirl12(f): 11:45pm On Jan 02
All night charging team... Battery university tho grin

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Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by giftedheart1(m): 11:49pm On Jan 02
it was interesting until i saw.....BATTERY UNIVERSITY... pls, i want to be admitted to read, iphonelogy, or samsungnism

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Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by datfreshdoc(m): 12:05am On Jan 03
egopersonified:
I rep all night charging
grin U're part of the smart ones.. buhari and phcn can NEVA be trusted
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by Esdb3: 2:05am On Jan 03
Fourwinds:
BY ALAN LOUGHNANE
TECH |
Take note...
No matter how good the battery is on your smartphone, if you're using it heavily, it will barely last you an entire day.
For some people the reality is even worse, with an old iPhone 5 I used to have, if I managed to get eight hours of life from it, I'd consider myself very lucky.
Things got even worse as the battery aged.
But, there's a long-held belief that charging your smartphone in short bursts will cause long term damage to the batteries, and you're better off waiting until they're close to dead before charging them.
But this isn't true according to a site belonging to battery company Cadex called Battery University .
They argue that leaving your phone plugged in when it's fully charged (like say, if you put it charging overnight) is bad for the battery in the long run.
Once your phone reaches the desired 100% battery when it's plugged in, it receives "trickle charges" to maintain the battery at full charge. This keeps the battery high-stress, high-tension state that wears down the chemistry within the battery and is bad for it in the long run.
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Therefore, you should plug out your phone as soon as it's charged, and don't leave it charging overnight, which we guess about 98% of the population do.
You don't even need to charge the battery fully every time you use it.
"Li-ion does not need to be fully charged as is the case with lead acid, nor is it desirable to do so. In fact, it is better not to fully charge because a high voltage stresses the battery," according to Battery University.
Basically, anytime you've a spare few minutes, you should try and plug your phone in rather than doing one mammoth charge at the end of the day.

we charge full because in Nigeria we don't know when next we'll get electricity

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Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by jericco1(m): 6:15am On Jan 03
nice but I don't care ooo. I charge mine overnight, you can't trust this power distributors.
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by donhils: 7:55am On Jan 03
Bla bla bla...no matter what you do, your battery depreciation is a gradual process that reaches its peak after 2 years. So these too much talks cannot make your battery last for 4years.

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Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by teemanbastos(m): 7:58am On Jan 03
for country wey we no fit predict light angry See the phones themselves dun adapt to our situation shocked grin grin

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Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by OrestesDante(m): 8:01am On Jan 03
angry




∆ If your battery was dead and you refused to charge it up to 100%. The percentage won't last long like it would if you had charged up to 100% ∆

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Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by RedDistrict: 8:38am On Jan 03
Team plug and sleep ni o
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by KingLennon(m): 9:07am On Jan 03
OP you've made a good point there. But anytime you wanna sleep, you'll just plug the phone till 2morow
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by julius976(m): 9:35am On Jan 03
I am always sad wen my phone dey 100percent when there is light. So i will make sure i use it and recharge
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by Dreamswayne: 10:27am On Jan 03
Not applicable to us wey our light na night plan...

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Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by koskilala: 10:44am On Jan 03
I still feel your ba3 lasting has to do with the phone and ba3 make o
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by webngnews: 10:48am On Jan 03
Really
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by bughead: 10:57am On Jan 03
Fourwinds:
BY ALAN LOUGHNANE
TECH |
Take note...
No matter how good the battery is on your smartphone, if you're using it heavily, it will barely last you an entire day.
For some people the reality is even worse, with an old iPhone 5 I used to have, if I managed to get eight hours of life from it, I'd consider myself very lucky.
Things got even worse as the battery aged.
But, there's a long-held belief that charging your smartphone in short bursts will cause long term damage to the batteries, and you're better off waiting until they're close to dead before charging them.
But this isn't true according to a site belonging to battery company Cadex called Battery University .
They argue that leaving your phone plugged in when it's fully charged (like say, if you put it charging overnight) is bad for the battery in the long run.
Once your phone reaches the desired 100% battery when it's plugged in, it receives "trickle charges" to maintain the battery at full charge. This keeps the battery high-stress, high-tension state that wears down the chemistry within the battery and is bad for it in the long run.
Advertisement
Therefore, you should plug out your phone as soon as it's charged, and don't leave it charging overnight, which we guess about 98% of the population do.
You don't even need to charge the battery fully every time you use it.
"Li-ion does not need to be fully charged as is the case with lead acid, nor is it desirable to do so. In fact, it is better not to fully charge because a high voltage stresses the battery," according to Battery University.
Basically, anytime you've a spare few minutes, you should try and plug your phone in rather than doing one mammoth charge at the end of the day.
orga! Come give us electricity undecided

You are talking jargons
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by Fourwinds: 11:00am On Jan 03
bughead:
orga! Come give us electricity undecided

You are talking jargons
Oga it is just an advice from research... you either take it or you leave it
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by Fourwinds: 11:01am On Jan 03
julius976:
I am always sad wen my phone dey 100percent when there is light. So i will make sure i use it and recharge
hahahahahahaaaa....
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by lordcyno(m): 11:31am On Jan 03
We cant do that in my area that we only have light every two days
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by Treasure17(m): 12:54pm On Jan 03
The epistle can only function in other climes where there is constant power not here. Not when the Disco guys have decided to rotate the distribution of power in my area .
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by calddon(m): 1:41pm On Jan 03
Charging Phones to 100 percent is not adviceable but in the face of unexpected power grid collapse or blown transformer what shall man do?
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by Dantedasz: 2:04pm On Jan 03
For Buhari regime?
No electricity and no fuel to power your I better pass my neighbour generator?
If I see chance naa to charge my phone to eternity.
Re: We've Been Charging Our Smartphones Wrong All This Time. by sirgalahad26(m): 6:54pm On Jan 03
O.P dah ur epistle no fit work for dis side pf Africa "amachargetill150%ni"

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