Should You Charge Your Phone Over Night?

Most people plug in there phone before they go to bed at night, thinking it’s best to greet the morning with a fully charged device, But is this a good idea and good for the longevity of your battery?

Frequent charging takes a toll on the lithium-ion batteries in our phones.  It’s not because they can be overcharged, they automatically know when to stop charging.

Android phones and iPhones are equipped with chips that protect them from absorbing excess electrical current once they are fully charged, but Lithium-ion batteries can react poorly if your phone experiences high temperatures, this leads to a damaging effect.

Talk Telecom has personal experience of this, as one of our employees was reporting that their phone would power off because the batter was flat, but the battery indicator showed 50% power left.  The phone would not turn back on straight away, but if it was left for 10 minutes, the phone would power back up and show 50% battery.  Apple replaced the battery and advised that it had been overcharged and set a false memory in the batters, so the battery thought it was flat when actually it still had 50% left.

The sweet spot for lithium-ion batteries is to keep them charged between 50 and 80 percent. This will allow for the charged ions to continue to work and protect the life of your battery. Charging your device in short amounts throughout the day will give these ions just enough energy to keep them going whilst keeping your battery in good health

Every phone battery has a limited number of charge cycles before the battery stops working the way it should.


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