Suppose you bought a new smartphone or already have a phone and are curious about charging habits to help you increase the phone’s battery life. Then read this blog post till the end.
So how much should you charge your phone a day?
On average, a smartphone can be charged 2-3 times a day for 8-10 hours of usage. Smartphones should not be discharged lower than 25% and set to 80%. By doing so, the battery’s charge cycle will not be consumed.
If you want to know about charging habits and how you can increase your phone’s battery life, read further.
But if you want to know more about faster charging, you can read this post on how to charge your phone faster?
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On what factors charging of smartphone depends.
- The capacity of the battery – Today, smartphone batteries have an average of 4000-5000 mah battery and last almost a day of heavy usage, but still, you can charge it 2-3 times a day to maintain the charge cycle.
- Type of phone usage – If you are gaming or watching videos for several hours, the battery will drain much faster because of processing power and GPU usage.
- Temperature – Using the phone at a high temperature drains the battery faster.
- Surrounding – If you are at home, your smartphone’s charging frequency will be higher than outside.
What is the ideal percentage to charge your phone every day?
Smartphones have become a part of our daily life, and we use them approx 8-10 hours in one day. Taking about my smartphone usage, I did a small experiment, and in this experiment, I used the timer whenever I used my smartphone. And I did this for three consecutive days. Also, I have listed how many times I charged my phone daily.
So here’s the data based on my small experiment.
|Days||Number of hours phone used||Times charged per/day|
|Friday||5 hours, 35 minutes||Three times|
|Saturday||6 hours, 20 minutes||2 Times|
|Sunday||7 hours, 50 minutes||4 Times|
|Average||6.5 hours, 8 minutes||Three times|
The ideal percentage of battery to charge your phone a day.
Ideally, every smartphone should be charged between 30% – 80%. It is best for the phone and has many advantages. It is not neccesary to charge only if the battery is drained to 30% or 40%. You can set if your phone has 70% battery but don’t exceed much daily.
Why should you follow the 30 – 80 rule in charging phones?
Presently every smartphone has a lithium-ion battery, from Apple to Mi. Every smartphone brand uses lithium-ion batteries.
Lithium-ion batteries last for at least two years, but you can increase the life of batteries by following the 30-80 rule. Some people follow the 20-80 rule, and others the 40-80 rule, but it works on anything you choose.
Related: Should you use compatible chargers?
Why should you not charge your phone fully?
A new lithium-ion battery has a life of 500-700 charge cycles, so if you charge your phone 0% – 100% daily, the battery will lose its electrical and chemical capacity after 1.5 years – 2 years.
Following the 30-80 rule, you don’t have to charge your battery till 100% and not discharge it till 0%.
Just keep your battery percentage between 30% and 80% daily not to complete the discharge cycle. Doing this can make your smartphone or other device’s battery last up to more than 6-8 months.
Is it OK to charge the phone multiple times a day?
When I bought My first smartphone in 2017, the Redmi Note 4, I used to charge it a few times a day but never discharged it below 20%; luckily, I had read and had about the charge and discharge cycle.
However, when you buy a new phone, ensure to discharge it thoroughly and then charge it to 100% so the battery can work at its total efficiency.
On the other hand, there’s no problem you will face when you charge multiple times a day, but while charging your phone, keep the things below in mind.
- Do not pull or push the charging cable hard.
- Don’t put your phone near any hot place while charging.
- Don’t use heavy applications while you charge your phone.
What happens to the phone if it is charged 100%?
When the phone is fully charged to 100%, the phone stops receiving the input current from the charger.