Do you let your mobile phone die before charging it?
July 19, 2016 2:28pm CST
My family and I have been discussing this as they say you shouldn't charge your phone until it dies on you but I disagree with them and this is why. Modern cell phones contain lithium-ion batteries that don't have a "memory effect" like older nickel hydrate batteries had. You don't have to let the lithium-ion battery run completely down before charging. Charge lithium-ion batteries for two hours a day for normal cell phone usage---just talking, not texting, using devices connected to the phone or Internet usage. If your phone's battery is the original one installed in the device, consider replacing it if it won't hold a charge. Only charge the cell phone battery when it is very low. Don't wait until the cell phone battery is completely dead before charging. You won't be able to receive calls or texts if the battery is dead and you don't have the charger on you. If you do a lot of texting, make sure you keep your charger with you in case the battery starts to die.
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• Manila, Philippines
20 Jul 16
@Marcyaz Yeah, it was really helpful. Besides, I am sorry, I forgot to thank you for sharing that. When it comes to appliances, I never care much. I just buy them and use them, when they spoil, I buy new ones, I never try to ask myself what went wrong. my wife in the other hand is very careful about brands, she even read user manual for the things she buy. I can't just do that. Thanks for the info. Will try
20 Jul 16
To be correct all batteries have some lingering memory effect, but it is not as bad as the older batteries. I try not to let my smart phone die because it can be more painful to re-boot it than just keep it charged while in use. That said I often put devices on charge for 10 or 15 minutes, just to give them a boost. that way my tablet stays charged (even if not at 100%). As an aside texting is no worse than other smart phone activity, such as email.