Users go overboard to get maximum out of their smartphone battery. There are lot of wrong things, rumors that we hear about mobile batteries. Many users are seen following misconceptions about batteries. Today we have listed eight such misconceptions about mobile batteries.
1. Batteries have ‘memory’
Some people think that you have to train your battery to behave in proper manner. They follow charge-discharge cycle for smartphone battery. They regularly drain the battery and charge it. They don’t plug in the smartphone to power source unless the battery is below 10 per cent. This is totally wrong concept. Frequent charges do not damage the battery. Batteries do not have memory.
2. Off-brand Chargers
This is one of the most common misconception in smartphone users. They think that off-brand chargers will harm the battery. That is not true, it will not harm the battery or the device as long as the charger is working properly. However, most of off-brand chargers aren't optimal and thus, they take longer time to charge the battery.
3. Overnight Charging
You must have heard someone talking how charging the phone overnight damages battery. This is completely false, most smartphones are smart enough to understand when the battery is at capacity and it should stop charging it. There is one trick though, if you can keep your phone’s battery between 40 per cent to 80 per cent, it will ensure long life.
4. Using Phone While Charging
People think that using a phone while it is being charged has negative impact on the quality of charge that battery gets. This is completely false concept. Irrespective of you use the device or not, the battery will charge as expected. The smartphone will get charged at usual rate unless you are using some cheap charger.
5. Turning Off The Phone
Users have this big misconcept that turning the phone off while it is being charged will damage the battery. It is completely fine to shut the device off while charging. In fact, in some devices, a simple reboot can restore the battery functionality. In case of Android, it is recommended to reboot the device once in a while to restore the battery functionality.
6. Charge Your New Phone Full Before Using
Many users think that they should full charge the new phone before using it for the first time. This is a big myth. The fact is, smartphone batteries work best between 40 to 80 per cent. Most smartphone batteries are at half capacity when they are shipped. There is no harm in using your new smartphone immediately.
7. Putting Battery In Freezer
We are not in 80s anymore. People used this method a lot few decades ago to get most of their AA batteries in torch. Li-ion batteries used in smartphone get negatively affected by heat and cold. Smartphone batteries are designed to work best at room temperature.
8. Using Task Managers
Third party task managers have nothing to do with the battery life. Some users think whitelist/backlist of tasks can help to get most out of the battery but this is completely false. Task managers can certainly help in better control and management of apps and background tasks but, they have nothing to do with the battery. It is wrong to assume that third party task of battery manager apps will extend the life of battery any better than the default.