You've Been Charging Your Smartphone Wrong

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Have you ever heard that the right way to treat your smartphone is to completely drain its battery before charging it for hours overnight? Wrong. There are many misconceptions about smartphone charging that can actually damage your phone, just like that myth. The best way to charge your phone is to charge it frequently for short periods of time. In fact, the more you completely discharge a phone, the faster the battery will die. Leaving your phone plugged in when it's fully charged puts the phone in a high-stress state, which wears down the interior workings of your phone. Removing your phone from the charger after it's fully charged is like relaxing after a strenuous workout for your phone. And it's better to not charge it up to 100% at all. A high voltage stresses the battery. We've collected some awesome videos on this topic. Watch them now to learn more.

How To Properly Charge Your Smartphone - Monday Tech Tip #3

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