According to tech experts from ZDnet, it's BAD for your battery to charge your phone overnight.

This is something most people have heard, "never charge your phone overnight," but do they listen? No.

A quick google search on the subject would tell you, "Batteries decay from the moment you start using your new phone. This means they gradually lose their ability to hold a charge. By charging your phone overnight, you're increasing the amount of time it spends with the charger. As a result, it degrades the capacity much sooner."

Close up of a woman hand putting a battery into a smart phone
Getty Images/iStockphoto

Heat is also a killer of batteries. When your phone is charging, the battery heats up past room temperature, keeping the battery heated all night long will cause your battery to decay faster.

Telephone, Fire - Natural Phenomenon, Battery, Exploding, Mobile Phone
Getty Images/iStockphoto

Here is how they say you should charge your phone on an average day to max out your battery's life:

Charging a mobile phone connected to electricity for recharging.Copy space
Getty Images/iStockphoto

Charge it for about 30 to 45 minutes in the morning when you wake up. Then charge it for another 30 minutes in the mid-afternoon to get it around 80%.

Human hand holding smartphone charging. vector
Getty Images/iStockphoto

That way your phone is spending less than two hours a day on a charger.

Now that you are a little more educated on the subject, we suspect you will avoid charging your phone overnight for the next 3 days and then go back to your old habits.

Oh well, at least now you know why your phone doesn't hold a charge.


97X logo
Get our free mobile app

This Iowa Home Has a Video Game Store INSIDE!

This house is nice enough without the video game store in the basement... but that video game store is pretty awesome, too.

More From 97X