GOOGLE has warned Android users about the device-ruining dangers of letting your phone battery die before charging it.
All phone batteries decay over time and don’t hold a charge like when they were new.
Some people think they need to let their Android battery run down to zero percent before they recharge.
This is a common myth that you’ll see online along with multiple experts trying tirelessly to debunk it.
Google has also dispelled this myth on its website.
It simply said: “You don’t need to teach your phone how much capacity the battery has by going from full to zero charge or zero to full charge.”
Making your phone run from fully charged to nothing ruins modern lithium-ion batteries, according to PC Mag.
Contrary to popular belief, smartphone users are recommended to charge their phones well before they reach zero percent.
Charging from zero repeatedly wears down lithium-ion batteries and, on top of everyday wear and tear, that can be a battery drain disaster.
If you can, plug your phone in before it hits low power mode.
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Around 30 to 40 percent can be the sweet spot, the PC Mag report claims.
If you’re aiming to increase battery lifespan, try keeping your phone charged between 30 to 80 percent at all times.
Your phone battery is said to be under the most strain at zero and 100 percent.
Wired claims the sweet spot is actually 50 percent charged.
However, doing so means you’ll be charging your phone a lot more, which may not be worth it in the long run.
New smartphones usually come with good battery guarantees and you can shop around for one that suits you.
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