Proper Charge (The best way to charge your smartphones) Most of us have our own fixed conviction about charging our smartphones. Others believe that short time charging will cause long-term damage to the battery or it's better to charge them when it's almost close to dead and a lot more notions. But we couldn't be more wrong. If you want to keep your smartphone battery in top condition and go about your day without worrying about battery life, you need to change a few things. Don't keep it plugged in when it's fully charged Leaving your phone plugged in when it's fully charged, like you might overnight, is bad for the battery in the long run. When fully charged, remove the battery (phone) from its charging device. This is like relaxing the muscles after strenuous exercise. You too would be pretty miserable if you worked out nonstop for hours and hours. 📱 Try not to charge it to 100% Li-ion does not need to be fully charged, nor is it desirable to do so. In fact, it is better not to fully charge, because a high voltage stresses the battery and wears it away in the long run. 📱 Plug in your phone whenever you can It turns out that the batteries in our smartphones are much happier if you charge them occasionally throughout the day instead of plugging them in for a big charging session when they're empty. 📱 Keep it cool Smartphone batteries are so sensitive to heat. If you notice that your device gets hot when you charge it, take it out of its case first. If you're out in the hot sun, keep your phone covered. It'll protect your battery's health.