You already know cell phones are extremely helpful. In addition to convenient calling, they help keep us on schedule with built-in alarms and calendars. But they’re only helpful if they’re charged up! Here are three easy phone charging tips for keeping your device ready for action:
Plug it in.
The best way to charge your phone is to connect it directly to a wall outlet. Although wireless chargers and connecting your phone to your computer with a USB cable are convenient ways to recharge, they’re not as quick as the traditional outlet cable.
Keep it cool.
Heat is the major reason for reduced battery life and can be hard on your phone’s battery. Don’t leave your phone directly in the sun or near a heat-producing device (like your computer’s vent) when charging. Instead, find the coolest nearby place (as close to room temperature as possible).
Charge it often.
Don’t wait until your phone is almost dead to recharge. This can make the battery work harder and reduce its life expectancy. Instead, plug in your phone when it’s 40 to 60 percent full—not 10 percent.
These basic phone charging tips will help keep your battery healthy and let you talk, text, watch, and play longer.
Check back next week for a new iPhone tip!