Don't Charge Your Phone to 100%, Here's Why

  • Published: 24 November 2019
  • These days, our phones are basically part of us. Almost like your lift pinky. While they are magical devices that can do pretty much anything, phones aren’t invincible! Do you know, for example, that your phone uses the battery to search for reception? This will seriously drain it!

    By the way, don't let your phone lose its battery completely before you charge it. Just wait ‘til it gets below that 30% line. If you plug in your phone every time it gets a little below 100%, eventually, it will have a hard time recharging. So check out these tips and tricks so that your cell can stay by your side for longer!

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    Get rid of old apps 0:20
    Use Low Power Mode 0:36
    If you’re in an area with bad reception, turn on Airplane Mode 0:53
    Be smart about putting your phone in your pocket 1:17
    Clean your phone safely! 1:39
    Know when to stop doing software updates 2:03
    Power your phone all the way down once in a while 2:25
    Your phone can tell you a lot about its battery life! 2:40
    Staying at 100% all the time isn’t good for your phone! 2:57
    Don’t charge your phone overnight! 3:24
    Avoid charging your phone on your bed, too 3:50
    So, what IS the best way to charge your phone? 4:12
    Leave your phone alone while it’s charging! 4:40
    Phones don’t like extreme temperatures 5:02
    Invest in that screen protector 5:20
    Using a black wallpaper can make your battery last longer! 5:41
    Use the locking system on your phone 6:12
    Set a short Screen Timeout 6:35
    Try to make yourself check your screen less often 6:57
    A tip for travelers: turn off your phone’s location tracking! 7:25

    #smartphonehacks #cellphone #brightside

    - If you notice that you’re not using an app anymore, uninstall it from your phone.
    - If you know you’re going to be in an area with bad reception, turning on Airplane Mode will save your battery.
    - When you’re picking a phone case, get one that has a little plug for the charging port!
    - Use a dry cotton cloth to clean the screen and the back, like what you might clean your glasses with.
    - Your phone can tell you a lot about its battery life! Your phone might also be able to tell you when you last charged it.
    - If your phone is hooked up to your charger and keeps charging after it’s reached 100%, it can drain the battery.
    - Keep charging past that for hours while you’re in a deep slumber. In the morning you’ll find that your phone probably won’t stay at a very full battery for long!
    - If there are any tears in the cord you haven’t noticed, or if it doesn’t fit just right in your phone’s charging port, you might be at risk for a spark.
    - Don't let your phone lose its battery completely before you charge it; just wait ‘til it gets below that 30% line.
    - If you keep using your phone while it’s plugged in, it won’t charge as quickly, and the battery will drain faster after you unplug it.
    - If it’s super cold or super hot, it’s not good for your phone. Either one can hurt its internal parts!
    - If your screen is black, your phone doesn’t have to “work” to light up any brightly colored pixels.
    - Yeah, it might get a little annoying unlocking your phone more often, but setting a 15 to 30-second timeout can go a long way!
    - Each time you light up your screen, it uses a little bit of battery. Think of how much battery you’re using just to check your screen that many times a day!

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Comments • 4 502

    BRIGHT SIDE   2 weeks back

    Hey BrightSides! What apps do you use most on your phone? 📲

  • ChillRainbwoah _Pleb
    ChillRainbwoah _Pleb  5 minutes back

    I’m doing 16 the black background screen one

    • Natalie Oosthuizen
      Natalie Oosthuizen  12 minutes back

      My battery lasts longer than an hour

      • Natalie Oosthuizen
        Natalie Oosthuizen  14 minutes back

        I charge my phone at 20%

        • Flamezz
          Flamezz  1 hours back

          5:43 not really depending on your screen if you use LCD screens, a dark wallpaper will NOT enhance battery life. If you're using OLED. Back to LCD, the only way to enhance battery life is by lowering the brightness.

          • Alvin and the chipmunks Real voices

            3:43 that’s a lie

            • Animal World
              Animal World  2 hours back

              Too bad, I have a tablet!

              • Ellyel Andrade
                Ellyel Andrade  2 hours back

                I like these tips except for the fact that Lithium ‘has memory’ which should not have any. It does not matter whether you charger it at 50% and unplug it at 80% and plug it again for recharging. The only harm with lithium is draining it to zero and maintaining it to 100 (like what is discussed in the video). And also, for Apple users, iPhone’s software is designed to stop electric power to run to the phone when it reaches 100% so it is okay to charge it overnight, the bad side is the socket and other electrical stuff that might cause fire and other hazard.
                An avid fan here, Bright Side. Thank you for always bringing us brain support! 🙂

                • Lauge Goduscheit Mortensen 3A Broskolen

                  i always let my phone take nap before i ues it again

                  • Trolleroskar
                    Trolleroskar  3 hours back

                    i have a app whats really good for seaching countrys to go but it isnusing a lot of gigabait its google easth like the commend if you have google earth

                    • alam khan
                      alam khan  3 hours back

                      black screen is good I had it before but I don't know how to change it

                      • NOYPIS TRENDING
                        NOYPIS TRENDING  4 hours back

                        can i reupload?

                        • xie shanhong
                          xie shanhong  5 hours back

                          How about iPad?

                          • Katrina Cristine Magsombol

                            Thanks for advice

                            • Galoon
                              Galoon  6 hours back

                              i tried the black screen and your right! it did save batteries i used to use moveing ones but now im just ganna stick with BLACK

                              • d 19
                                d 19  6 hours back

                                number 3 i don't understand yet. Please explain me

                                • Ming Ren
                                  Ming Ren  6 hours back

                                  I do it 100

                                  • Ming Ren
                                    Ming Ren  6 hours back


                                    • Ming Ren
                                      Ming Ren  6 hours back

                                      I ueing a ipad

                                      • VIKRAM SINGH
                                        VIKRAM SINGH  7 hours back

                                        This is how many people use their phone while charging??

                                        • ShIbu Yeager
                                          ShIbu Yeager  7 hours back

                                          Dark mode

                                          • 1000 subs with less than 39 videos Challenge

                                            why not!?!? LITTERLY EVERYONE DOES
                                            THIS IS HOW MANY PEOPLE CHARGE IT TO 100%

                                            • 21chch
                                              21chch  7 hours back

                                              Me - 6%. Not even close to plugging in.. my battery life is great thanks. And I charge over night.... iphone 7. Second hand too.. hahaha

                                              • Joel Laldinmawia
                                                Joel Laldinmawia  8 hours back

                                                charge it on 99.9%hehe

                                                • chloe epics
                                                  chloe epics  9 hours back

                                                  I dont have a phone i have a tablet

                                                  • Sis Vs bro !
                                                    Sis Vs bro !  10 hours back

                                                    I’m still gonna charge my phone to 100%

                                                    • Lourdes Tapnio
                                                      Lourdes Tapnio  10 hours back

                                                      Pls dont fight

                                                    • Lourdes Tapnio
                                                      Lourdes Tapnio  10 hours back

                                                      That dosent make any sense amine what again

                                                      • Dragon Gamer
                                                        Dragon Gamer  11 hours back

                                                        Who is using the phone while it is in the charger

                                                        • Mat Bif
                                                          Mat Bif  11 hours back

                                                          Me: *charges phone to 99%*
                                                          Also me: it's not a 100 so my phone is not in danger, so glad i didn't get that extra 1%, my phone would be in grave danger.

                                                          • Joanna Pali
                                                            Joanna Pali  11 hours back

                                                            This Is How Much People Charge Their Phone To 30.50

                                                            • Isyhraf alt
                                                              Isyhraf alt  11 hours back

                                                              im so under average lol i barely use my phone

                                                              • Fire Nite
                                                                Fire Nite  11 hours back

                                                                My iPad wallpaper is black and I used it For an 8 or 7 hours it’s not low battery yet

                                                                • Lord archwar
                                                                  Lord archwar  11 hours back

                                                                  I use a black screen with my YT logo in the middle

                                                                  • Lk Ng
                                                                    Lk Ng  12 hours back

                                                                    My phone used black wall paper to 100% put to 1 week batter 98% nice

                                                                    • Pixie Dust
                                                                      Pixie Dust  12 hours back

                                                                      Sooooo this means treat your phone like a baby or a human?

                                                                      • One Thicc Fast Boi
                                                                        One Thicc Fast Boi  13 hours back

                                                                        ok boomer

                                                                        • a means awesome
                                                                          a means awesome  14 hours back

                                                                          Dosnt this guy kind of sound like bill Nye the science guy of Is it just me

                                                                          • ANDREW PLAYZ
                                                                            ANDREW PLAYZ  14 hours back

                                                                            who else is watching this video while charging there phone at 100%?

                                                                            • Itsjclaud
                                                                              Itsjclaud  14 hours back

                                                                              the song is
                                                                              C'est la vie

                                                                              • Enclavious Firaga
                                                                                Enclavious Firaga  14 hours back

                                                                                Vanta black screens are the best black

                                                                                • Madden The Gamer
                                                                                  Madden The Gamer  14 hours back

                                                                                  I T ‘ S B A D F O R Y O U R P H O N E.

                                                                                  • Madison Wilson
                                                                                    Madison Wilson  15 hours back


                                                                                    • Stephanie Dae
                                                                                      Stephanie Dae  15 hours back

                                                                                      My phone will never 100% charged. Even when I charge my phone, I always use it. Thats why I prefer PB even if Im home 😐

                                                                                      • Dulce Avila
                                                                                        Dulce Avila  15 hours back

                                                                                        But i have to go to school

                                                                                        • NinjaAzn246
                                                                                          NinjaAzn246  15 hours back

                                                                                          Uh how about ipad?

                                                                                          • Αντώνης Χονδράκης

                                                                                            Keep all your clothes in your wardrobe and don't wear them again, even the clothes that you're wearing right now, so they will last longer.

                                                                                            • Michael Escobar
                                                                                              Michael Escobar  16 hours back

                                                                                              Bright side: why you shouldn’t breathe