The Most Common Phone Charging Mistake That Kills Your Battery

Battery life is the number one complaint when it comes to iPhone user satisfaction. More worrisome is the fact that the iPhone 6S actually has a lower battery capacity than the iPhone 6. If only the hydrogen battery that charges your phone for a whole week were already a thing! 

While there's nothing you can do about Apple's (or any other smartphone company's)preset limitations for your battery life. One of the most common atrocities people commit against their smartphone (be it Android, iPhone or whatever you fancy) is leaving the phone plugged in when your phone is already fully charged. 

Don't do this. The reason why this is detrimental to your battery life is because the lithium ion batteries in our smart phones are in high "stress" mode when plugged into a power source. Charging your phone for extended periods - leaving it plugged in well after you've charged it to a 100 percent - will actually wear out the tech inside your battery over time. The analogy they use from Battery University is to think of charging your phone like "flexing a muscle." You need to unplug it, because that's like "relaxing the muscle after strenuous exercise."

To continue the analogy, interval training can be a more effective workout than extended exercise. Try charging your phone in shorter "bursts" of time and avoid charging your battery in full if at all possible. 

We all have a serious phobia of our phones dying during the day, but try this out. Perhaps with this trick, your battery could last for *more* than a day. 

Hey, it's ok to dream.

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