It seems to be a part of everyone's daily routine. You get into bed, plug your phone into your charger that's right there on your bedside table. You rest easy knowing that your precious will be fully ready to go in the morning.
But are the long-term effects of charging at night actually good for your phone?
Studies suggest "nope, nope, and definitely NOT." And here's why.
As your phone battery charges, an electrical current runs through the battery. This can go at different speeds, but it is generally pushed at a quicker rate in the beginning. The more you leave your charger in (while it's already full), the process makes the lithium-ion batteries corrode more quickly.
Hatem Zeine, founder of wireless charging company Ossia, shares his solution in the Times, "Make sure your phone doesn't get overheated, and try charging your devices with less-powerful chargers—think using an iPhone charger with your iPad."
So if you want to keep that phone going for a long time, try not to sleep and charge. You might save your baby from the awful battery corrosion!
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