Keep Your Phone Protected Following These Tips
By TOI Team March 4, 2022 Update on : December 8, 2022
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Hey listeners. This is Brett Molina. Welcome back to Talking Tech. So how many of you are still charging your phone and you will let it charge to 100 percent?
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It seems that you should not do it. You are supposed to charge it slightly at a time. Jennifer Jolly, my coworker, writes about this in an article that you can look through on tech.usatoday.com.
Jolly provides a total of five key tips for properly taking care of your phone. Many things change. And, so what once may have worked a few years ago, does not work at present. So, at the very top of the list is do not burn out your battery.
One of the ways, you can burn out your battery is by letting it charge to the very top, 100 percent. Now before, our old phones, this was the case. Plugged phones in, made sure they were charged to 100 percent. Read more also about Snapchat.
However, with these new batteries that are out now, if you want to preserve the strength of the battery, you should be charging it up to around 80 percent is or so.
So, it is okay to pop the battery for a little bit of time and let it charge. You get to about 80 percent to 90 percent for the best usage. And later, when it gets to around 20 percent, 30 percent even 40 percent, pop it on for a tiny bit and just keep that battery there. And what that does is it keeps the battery strengthened and it is not as stressed out.
It turns out a lot of our fresh phones with these lithium batteries, you can put the most stress on them when you are charging them fully or discharging them fully. As an additional thing, these batteries have only a certain number of times and you can charge the batteries. Read also more about Wi-Fi Standard.
And the more you charge them fully, the more you degrade the battery which means the life span of your battery is going to be a lot shorter in the long run. So, if you are charging to 100 percent stop at the moment.
Jennifer mentions one of the other tips that is a really good one and the phone users should not forget to call off those free trials.
Pop up will appear on your phone and they are so simple. You just pop in. You can do the free trial for a month or for a year or whatever, and then you forget about it. And the next thing you know, you are getting a bill.
“Why am I getting the bill from Apple or Google or whatever? And it is because you let the free trial lapse and they charged you for it.”
As a result, it is always well to go on your phone and make sure that stuff is out. On iOS, you just go to settings and click on your Apple ID. And later, you go to subscriptions, and it will show you the whole thing. And next, you can make a decision what you want to renew or not.
On Android, you have to go to Google and later deal with your Google account. You will see a section for subscriptions and payments, and then you will be able to manage them. And you will have to do the same things. Read also about Mobile Services Manager.
It is easy to forget especially some of those that are several months to a year you overlook about them.
Later, you get a bill in a year from now. Double-check those and make sure that there is nothing coming up, and just make you are ready. In such a way, you are not getting charged for something you do not desire, Jennifer wrote in her tech story.