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7 myths about the batteries of mobile devices

Examine the most widespread myths and misconceptions about one of the most frequently discussed aspects of mobile electronics and iPhone with the iPad in particular.

We offer you to unravel the tangle of contradictory facts, to lay out all the information on the shelves and learn how each of us will be able to increase the efficiency and duration of operation of the device on a single charge. The emphasis in the material made on smartphones, laptops and other devices with non-removable batteries.

Myth 1. The battery is only needed to “pump” before using

This myth is partly true. More precisely: so could be a guide to action, if you bought a smartphone about 5 years ago. To “pump” the battery of the new device it really needed to discharge until turn off and charge to 100%. But modern models do not need similar surgery. For all smartphones of the world, of course, vouch will not, therefore, write as follows: if the instructions for use exactly your model is not described such manipulations with the accumulator, they can easily be omitted.

Note: If the manual says that you need to discharge/charge the battery fully, I got a bad smartphone? The point about primary recharge in no way affects the quality of the smartphone. Just batteries in more advanced models is a function of the calibration capacitance, and it happens automatically, while in your model the smartphone still needs to show what the maximum battery capacity before you start.

Myth 2. Smartphone can not be left to charge at night

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Supposedly this way you will damage the battery and it will be less to hold a charge. Not true. That’s what really don’t have to do is to sleep with charging your phone – it is likely that the rest of the night he will hold you under my pillow, and it already smacks of overheating. In one overheated too there is nothing catastrophic, just a high temperature have not benefited to any electronic device.

This myth, again, could refer to the devices released in the previous decade, but today every decent smartphone will know exactly when the charge indicator reaches 100% and then disables the reception of energy.

In General, if you are not going every night to leave the phone charging overnight, nothing catastrophic with the device not going to happen. But nightly charging system can shorten the battery life – it’s true.

Myth 3. Smartphone need to fully discharge before charging

And again – not true. Optimal operating mode for the battery of any smartphone is between 80% and 40% of the battery. That is intentionally to bring the battery to zero is not necessary. It even harms the smartphone: the systematic discharge of the battery will result in faster degradation than in normal use.

Note: Even if the indicator is 0% charge, this does not mean that the battery is dead empty. The smartphone remains in charge for maintaining of internal processes.

Myth 4. A non-original charger harmful

This rule probably invented by marketers to sell to unscrupulous cords, and power adapters. No, this rule is also not valid. The only exception is when only the last “Apple” devices, which are often from the Chinese wires are simply not charged, for they have protection. Otherwise, where and by whom it was produced on your cable or adapter – it doesn’t matter. Ordinary power cords suitable for charging any smartphone. And if this myth was indeed true, the beauty of universality of standards was charging ports would not.

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Play it safe with only very well be that cheap cables “made in China”. Simply because because of their questionable quality may be affected not only the battery but all the device – these cords can easily not work, they may burst or isolation to quickly lean the transaction, which is not good.

Official accessories, likely will be much higher quality than no-name, but at the speed they charge is not affected.

Myth 5. Do not use the smartphone while he is charging

This is also not true. All, think of the famous photos of swollen hands, burnt wires and damaged the smartphone, which for two years afraid of network users. But actually charging the battery and running games is to heat the device, but not to burn it down. Plus, if the battery is low and you charge the battery, it may happen that during the game, the phone gave out – just because a game eat a battery faster than you can refill it.

Note: on photos same real burned the phone! For those who can not calm down, say that the victim when charging the battery of the iPhone 4s was connected to the network cheap non-certified cable – the problem was him, not that the owner of the phone decided to call someone without unplugging the charging cord.

Myth 6. The device must be frequently shut down, the battery worked well

This recommendation can be misrepresented and do not take with fanaticism. Once a week to restart the smartphone, but the battery life is a little effect. More on the operating system. Just think of it as a restart of the PC.

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By the way, we met and return the statement that “frequent your smartphone on / off hurts the battery”. This, of course, also wrong.

Myth 7. The cold helps to keep the battery

Cold, like heat waves would only harm the status of the battery. The most frequent case is the rapid decline of battery power in the cold. That’s why I advise you to wear electronics in winter in the inner jacket pocket.

Note: the battery quickly sat down on the cold phone, you can partially revive the just placing a smartphone in heat 7-10% charge so it is realistic to return.

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