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 • 4 954

    BRIGHT SIDE   3 weeks back

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

  • Coug hing
    Coug hing  1 hours back

    I dropped my phone and...
    It went from: 56%-3%

    • violetisha channel
      violetisha channel  4 hours back

      Wow. a black wallpaper works

      • JPS13Laptop
        JPS13Laptop  4 hours back

        0:28 UN-STALLL? :04 This is why I use Apple devices. 3:34 Your phone charge port will turn off once the battery has reached 100% if you are using lithium-ion. This is due to a special circuit that prevents the battery from trying to charge further than 100% capacity.

        • Avi Zionberg
          Avi Zionberg  5 hours back

          Stop making phones with built in permanent batteries. bring back removable batteries again

          • Blu Engineer
            Blu Engineer  5 hours back

            Well i charge my phone overnight cuz my charger is slow charging... it sucks but its cool bu5 at least i can use it by 50 or 70

            • Kourtney Rice
              Kourtney Rice  11 hours back

              What about iPhone users

              • Charr
                Charr  11 hours back

                My phone is completely waterproof so yeah... And it has warecooling. So it kinda needs it 😂

                • AmydaGirl lol
                  AmydaGirl lol  13 hours back

                  Im watching this video and charging my phone

                  • Muncher Ez.
                    Muncher Ez.  14 hours back

                    0:27 unstall it lol

                    • Farheen Shaikh
                      Farheen Shaikh  17 hours back

                      This is how many people are watching the video while charging it😂

                      • IceOut
                        IceOut  19 hours back

                        This is how many people beg for likes in the comments

                        • Shawn Aaron
                          Shawn Aaron  20 hours back

                          I charge my phone overnight only when there's a super long holiday trip the next day cause charging port could be limited while travelling and also to save powerbank's battery

                          • aaa weird
                            aaa weird  21 hours back

                            i like your song

                            • aaa weird
                              aaa weird  21 hours back


                              • chirag S
                                chirag S  23 hours back

                                Good tips 👍

                                • Yvette Gamora
                                  Yvette Gamora  1 days back

                                  3:22 i charge my tablet everytime i go to bed but in the next day,nothing happend

                                  It was still 100%

                                  • Tom Goodwin
                                    Tom Goodwin  1 days back

                                    yo he just yeets pinerest off his phone :D

                                    • mayank kumar
                                      mayank kumar  1 days back

                                      Everybody is talking about charging their phone to 100% but I don’t have a !PHONE!

                                      • Stephen Alexander
                                        Stephen Alexander  1 days back

                                        Charging ones phone overnight is NOT an issue! All newer smartphones are designed to stop charging once 100 percent charge has been reached! O:-)

                                        • Dont Sub to me
                                          Dont Sub to me  1 days back

                                          I have a ipad

                                          • Mami Mebe
                                            Mami Mebe  1 days back

                                            2:48 AWERS?!!!! You mean hours 😆😂

                                            • Basma Salih
                                              Basma Salih  1 days back

                                              Low power mode makes it charge slower once i put a phone in the charger with low power mode for five minutes it was 5% without it in five minutes it was 10%

                                              • Gacha Vee Vee
                                                Gacha Vee Vee  1 days back

                                                I already do some of these things...
                                                THANKS FOR THE TIPS THOUGH!!!

                                                • Dekugou OwO
                                                  Dekugou OwO  1 days back

                                                  To bad i take none of this advice

                                                  • Diego World
                                                    Diego World  1 days back

                                                    Don't change Your phone to 100% Here why:
                                                    Because it will heat for over 1 hour and may be fire

                                                    • Broc Scott
                                                      Broc Scott  2 days back

                                                      it did not work when I used a black backornd

                                                      • RealRadiant
                                                        RealRadiant  2 days back

                                                        I just leave my phone on charge all night, then when I wake up my phone lasts all day

                                                      • Galaxii Teaa ドラゴン

                                                        Next: Dont breathe, here’s why

                                                        • Sofia София
                                                          Sofia София  2 days back

                                                          What about tablets does anyone care about tablets anymore???

                                                          • spruce squad
                                                            spruce squad  2 days back

                                                            U know hour is spelt with a H not an A 😂 😂

                                                            • Premier Higland Security Solutions, INC

                                                              I always use my phone when im still charging haha thats why its smells like electricity

                                                              • The Wonderer
                                                                The Wonderer  2 days back

                                                                I charge mines from 40 to 80 percent

                                                                • Ulica Przemyslowa
                                                                  Ulica Przemyslowa  2 days back

                                                                  4:53 👌👌👌👌👌👌👌

                                                                  • CargoRay
                                                                    CargoRay  2 days back

                                                                    But my OCD!!! 😤😤

                                                                    • XxmidoriyagodsXx Hero
                                                                      XxmidoriyagodsXx Hero  2 days back

                                                                      When u realize you’ve ben on the phone with your friend this entire time and he only has u on mute

                                                                      • XxmidoriyagodsXx Hero
                                                                        XxmidoriyagodsXx Hero  2 days back

                                                                        I basically leave my phone on the charger all night he yet it still works 😂

                                                                        • Jordan Vazquez
                                                                          Jordan Vazquez  2 days back


                                                                          • slayy queen
                                                                            slayy queen  2 days back


                                                                            • Shanthi Devpura
                                                                              Shanthi Devpura  2 days back

                                                                              Omg you were right

                                                                              • Popcorn - Roblox
                                                                                Popcorn - Roblox  2 days back

                                                                                Hello random person that is reading this comment! I have a question for u... ARE U LOOKING DOWN THE COMMENTS IF THIS IS LEGIT? like if yes :)

                                                                                • gabriel baul
                                                                                  gabriel baul  2 days back

                                                                                  Me watching this while charging my phone

                                                                                  • TommySuxAtLife Roblox
                                                                                    TommySuxAtLife Roblox  2 days back

                                                                                    this is how many people charge there phone in the day and not day hit read more button
                                                                                    ➡➡⬇ YOU THOUGHT

                                                                                    • joshua vidz
                                                                                      joshua vidz  2 days back

                                                                                      This is how many people watch this video while charging

                                                                                      • RocketPooch
                                                                                        RocketPooch  2 days back

                                                                                        Since everyone likes the 'this is how many people' comments...
                                                                                        This is how many people do/don't do most or almost every thing in this video yet their phone still goes flat quicker than people do all the things they shouldn't do

                                                                                        • RocketPooch
                                                                                          RocketPooch  2 days back

                                                                                          I use low power mode, night shift, dark mode, delete apps I don't use, turn off data for every app except a few, use airplane mode, ALWAYS turn it off (as in shut down) when I'm not using it, never overcharge it, always have the brightness lowest (unless I'm outside), I don't always use my phone while it's charging, have a dark background that doesn't move, have a short screen timeout, and don't have location tracking. You'd think that my phone would last for ages when I do those things, but my friends don't do any of those things yet their battery lasts wayyyy longer than mine. My phone literally goes flat in a day and that's not because I sit there using it all day. It's an iPhone SE that I got almost a year ago. Yeah yeah, almost a year old, but it still shouldn't have a battery that bad. It must be faulty...
                                                                                          I mean I have a friend who literally leaves her phone charging ALL THE TIME when she's not using it, when she's sleeping... and her phone's battery lasts longer than mine... my mum leaves her phone on for days and it lasts longer than mine, which is turned off almost all the time...

                                                                                          My mum always tells me to wait for it to completely go flat before charging it, so that's what I did pretty much all the time. I'll try putting it on charge a little below 30% from now on...

                                                                                          • jovita li
                                                                                            jovita li  2 days back

                                                                                            brightside is very smart

                                                                                            • Mia Rempel
                                                                                              Mia Rempel  2 days back

                                                                                              but one of your other videos said don't let your phone go below 40%