Mobile phones have really surpassed our perceptions in almost every way, from efficiency to functionality.
Nevertheless, the phone battery performance cannot be taken lightly, and you should care for your phone’s battery.
Related to this, you may have read somewhere that charging your phone for an extended period of time, especially overnight, is likely to increase the risk of overcharging, thus hastening battery degradation.
But are these worries legitimate, and how much harm can charging your phone overnight cause? This article looks at the dangers of charging your iPhone overnight
How can you charge your iPhone efficiently to get the most out of its battery life? A 20W charger can power an iPhone from empty to 50% charged in around 30 minutes, and from there to fully charged in under two.
In reality, it is absurd to leave an iPhone plugged into a charger for eight hours a day when it can charge up so quickly. Its lifespan is a third shorter as a result of this.
Now that Apple has incorporated Optimized Battery Charging into iOS, the iPhone only supplies the last 20% before you get up in the morning and stops charging once the battery reaches 80%.
However, this still implies that the iPhone is plugged in all night. It is also still charging, but rather slowly. This maintains the percentage at 80%.
What makes leaving your phone plugged up to a charger for a prolonged amount of time bad?
Phone batteries are destroyed by heat. Heat is something you can control, but you can’t change the usual depreciation that a battery goes through from being charged and discharged.
Although the temperature on your iPhone rises a few notches over room temperature when it is plugged into a charger, doing this overnight and every night is not a good idea.
As a result, you should drastically reduce your phone’s overnight charging. Give the phone one or two charges during the day rather than charging it overnight.
You can use a car charger or bring a power bank with you if you’re going to be spending a lot of time driving or traveling.
The battery of the iPhone and the charger are less stressed by this system, which operates effectively. To avoid only using a bedside charger, it also helps you plan where you need your charges. And this charging schedule can be useful whether you’re at home, working on the go, or traveling.
Power management integrated circuits (PMICs), which are located in between the charging port and battery, are present in the majority of contemporary devices, including all smartphones.
These tiny electronics effectively regulate the amount and direction of electricity going to the battery. Understand that as time passes, the power consumption of your phone decreases to lessen stress on the battery.
Additionally, the circuitry in the phone will automatically stop using the wall adapter altogether once the battery is fully charged.
Your phone will stop charging completely if you leave it plugged in. Rather, it will gradually drain the battery of power until it reaches 99%. The cycle described above then just keeps going until the gadget is unplugged.
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