How to Effectively Charge Mobile Phones for Seniors?
When elderly people get their mobile phones for the first time, they often have questions about whether to recharge them after they are discharged. In fact, not only the elderly but also the young have little knowledge about charging their mobile phones in a scientific way. Now let’s learn some precautions when charging your mobile phones.
Discharge the phone before fully charge it when you use the phone for the first time?
There are a lot of myths about how to charge a smartphone for the first time. There is a misconception that it needs to be discharged before being fully charged for the first time. Previously, it really was necessary to regularly discharge and recharge the battery completely in order to keep the battery capacity at its maximum level. Today, smartphone manufacturers use lithium-ion batteries that maintain a charge volume even when not fully charged.
Can battery charging be interrupted?
When the capacity of the device is partially full, it will not harm it. From a scientific point of view, charge rates should be between 30% -80%. Regular charging to this level will extend the lifespan of your smartphone. Experts are sure that a 15-minute recharge several times a day will be an excellent prevention of battery wear.
Do I need to unplug my phone when it’s fully charged?
According to Battery University, leaving your phone plugged in when it’s fully charged as you might overnight, is bad for the battery in the long run.
Once your smartphone has reached 100% charge, it gets “trickle charges” to keep it at 100% while plugged in. It keeps the battery in a high-stress, high-tension state, which wears down the chemistry within.
Battery University goes into a bunch of scientific detail explaining why, but it also sums it nicely: “When fully charged, remove the battery” 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.
If the mobile phone gets hot while charging, is this normal?
An increase in the temperature of the senior mobile phone while charging indicates operating errors. The battery must maintain a uniform temperature in any mode, including recharging mode.
To prevent the temperature of the smartphone from changing, you should put the device into a power-saving mode.
Can I use my phone while charging?
Better not. Don’t charge when using your mobile phone. This is bad behaviour. First, it will damage the battery of the mobile phone, and secondly, it may also cause some damage to yourself. So the best way is to charge the mobile phone after it is turned off.
Can I use other chargers?
It is better to use the original charger and data cable. Because the original plug of the mobile phone has been adapted to the charging power of the mobile phone, using others with higher or lower power may cause some damage.
If you do not have the opportunity to purchase an original charger, manufacturers recommend checking the technical specifications of the smartphone model, especially those related to current and voltage. Choose a new charger based on these data.
Does the battery have a memory effect?
The technologies used during the production of Li-Ion and Li-Po do not have a “memory effect”. Namely, this type of battery is used to create modern mobile phones.
PS: Memory effect, also known as battery effect, lazy battery effect, or battery memory, is an effect observed in nickel-cadmium and nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries that causes them to hold less charge. It describes the situation in which nickel-cadmium batteries gradually lose their maximum energy capacity if they are repeatedly recharged after being only partially discharged. The battery appears to “remember” the smaller capacity.
How do I calibrate the battery on my mobile phone?
Manufacturers themselves recommend that you periodically calibrate your phone. To carry out the procedure correctly, follow the instructions:
Connect the device to the charger and charge the battery for 8 hours. At this time, the charge indicator will show 100%. and then you need to disconnect the charger and turn off the mobile phone. Reconnect the charger to the turned-off phone, and leave it in this position for one hour.
Using charging dock
Last but not least, some senior people may have difficulties in connecting the cable to the small charging port. In this case, we recommend purchasing a mobile phone with a charging dock, such as our products, UNIWA V1000, UNIWA V909. The charging dock is big enough that the uses only need to put the phone into it, which is more convenient and safer.
Hopefully, you’ve learned some useful things about charging your mobile phone. If you want to know about information on phones, tablets or other devices, please feel free to contact us!
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