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6 Charging Mistakes That Damage Your Phone





As it turns out, some of our seemingly harmless habits are doing slow, silent, deadly damage to those precious lithium-ion batteries that we carry in our iPhones.

Here are 6 of the worst iPhone mistakes users make every day:

1- You’re charging to 100%

Maintaining a full charge is not the most efficient way to keep your phone battery strong. In fact, experts suggest letting your phone coast through the day between 30 and 80 percent full.

Maintaining a full charge is not the most efficient way to keep your phone battery strong




2- You’re letting your phone die

You should avoid getting that pesky “low battery” warning too often. Apple and other experts suggest you let it fully run out of juice every one to two months to “calibrate” the battery gauge.

You should avoid getting that pesky “low battery” warning too often

3- You’re buying knock-off chargers

If you buy a knock-off at a market, you’ll probably damage your battery . Your Apple-issued charger is designed to cut power when the battery hits 100%, but those cheap unauthorized USB cords are not, and may do some damage by excessively juicing the battery.

Cheap unauthorized USB cords are not, and may do some damage by excessively juicing the battery




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Sara Boustany

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