Let’s face it: everyone who has ever owned a smartphone has had it die on them right in the middle of something important. Either that, or it dies pretty much every day around lunchtime when you could’ve sworn it had at least 30% left. Yeah, an unreliable or too-short battery life can be scaring, and you’re not alone. A recent survey conducted by LG found a whopping 9 out of 10 users experienced some form of anxiety when their phone was running low.
It’s no surprise then that from this almost universal experience have sprung heaps of hot tips and tricks that promise to be the secret to increasing battery life, lifelong happiness and eternal youth. Sadly, most of these just aren’t true.
Here are 5 common battery saving myths: busted.
Myth #1: Letting your phone run flat before charging increases its battery life
FACT: It’s actually better to charge your lithium-ion battery before it dies completely.
Myth #2: Leaving your phone plugged in overnight shortens battery life
FACT: Your phone is smart enough to stop charging when the battery is fully charged.
Myth #3: Never use your phone while it’s charging
FACT: There’s no danger in using your device while it’s charging.
Myth #4: Closing apps will save battery power
FACT: Closing apps or using an app-killer doesn’t help, and might make things worse.