5 iPhone and iPad charging myths debunked

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We’ve all heard a lot of charging myths. “Don’t keep your iPhone plugged in throughout the night,” “Don’t talk on the phone while it’s charging,” “Let the phone completely discharge, and only then put it back on charging” and so on. But how many of these are valid points, and how many are just myths? Let’s find out.


Using Non-Apple chargers is dangerous
If your charger is from a well-known company, and has the Made for iPhone/iPad label, then there’s no danger in using it to charge your iPhone. You should however be extremely careful and avoid cheap, knockoff chargers that typically cut costs by getting rid of all safety mechanisms in the internal circuitry. Most incidents of iPhone batteries exploding have been caused due to knockoff chargers, cables or batteries.
Don’t use your phone while charging
This myth originated from an incident where an iPhone being charged exploded while the owner was using it. However, the actual cause wasn’t because the device was being used while charging, but because the owner was using a knockoff charger.
Don’t charge your phone overnight
Most of us generally end up plugging in our phone for charging right before we go to sleep, so that the next morning, the phone is full-charged. Some people claim that this can damage the phone’s battery. The iPhone however knows that it has to stop charging, once it has been fully charged.
There’s no need to turn off your iPhone
We turn off our iPhones way less than we turn off our computers. An Apple Genius says that turning it off more often will help improve the device’s battery life.
Charge your iPhone only after it discharges completely
Another myth that keeps going around is that you should charge your iPhone only after it goes to zero percent. The truth is that Lithium Ion batteries, used in the iPhone, get damaged, and unstable if they go to zero percent.
[via Mashable]

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