You could be charging your phone wrong

Most of us spend much of our time on our phones - using whatsapp, email, twitter, posting, sharing and following others on Facebook, or just simply playing games like the ever so popular Pokemon Go.

And some of us even make phone calls...

And there is nothing worse than when your battery is about to die!

Battery life is an essential commodity in getting all the desired activities you want on your phone.

An article published by MyBroadband.co.za gives tips on how to charge a smartphone correctly and prolong battery life.

These are their tips:

  • Don’t keep your phone plugged in when it is fully charged
  • Don’t always charge it to 100%
  • Charge your device regularly
  • Keep your device cool

CapeTalk's John Maytham spoke to Arthur Goldstuck of Gadget.co.za about correct ways to charge phones.

Goldstuck says that using the charger that came with the phone helps prolong battery life. He says phones have a lifespan of 2-3 years.

He says that batteries should not be allowed to empty completely to 0 % before a charger is connected. Some of the advice given is practically impossible, says Goldstuck, like "do not leave a phone on charger overnight".

He says we are not always monitoring the charging percentages on our phones, but recommends that a charger be connected when a phone is at the half way mark - between 40-60 percent. fully charged.

Listen to the full conversation below:

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