iPhone: myths and truths of the real impact when charging the cell phone during the night

Charge an iPhone overnight: myths and truths. (photo: The Bitten Apple)

Given the number of hours of use of the iPhone during the day, many people decide to charge it at night. The iPhone was charged without problems, without rushing, and the user checks that it is ready the next day. Or not?

There are several myths about how is the proper way to charge an iPhone, and if charging it at night really benefits the smartphone. Infobae explains all the myths and truths about the correct way to load a cell phone from Manzana.

Reasons why iPhone battery degrades

First, you have to put some concepts on the table. Batteries degrade with use, which is completely unavoidable. But, what can be avoided is that they degrade faster than usual. The main culprits for this additional degradation are primarily heat and fast charging.

For battery chemistry, excessive heat degrades the physical components of the battery, reducing its useful life.

The fast charge, In addition to generating heat, which is already a cause of wear, it also literally erodes component connections to current, also contributing to accelerated degradation.

Finally, there is another important factor, which is to have always the iPhone at 100%. It’s not 100% bad; and it is that to maintain this 100%, the load must be continuous: 25% is downloaded, that 25% is loaded, and so on.

07-20-2021 Battery charge on iPhone 12 POLITICS INVESTIGATION AND TECHNOLOGY APPLE
07-20-2021 Battery charge on iPhone 12 APPLE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY (APPLE/)

How heat, fast charging and having the iPhone connected when it is already 100% affect

what you just read does not apply to older iPhones. This is exactly why some myths persist about charging an iPhone overnight. At the time, these recommendations were very successful, but now the situation has changed.

But the situation is as follows: your iPhone has the necessary protections to neutralize degradation:

1. iPhone heat protection

Your iPhone has systems to reduce charging time; or even stop it, if it detects that the temperature of the battery and the charger is excessive.

The system is much more reliable if you use the Magsafe MFi chargerwhich is the same as the official Apple charger.

In these chargers the iPhone can ask for the amount of energy needed and it will always do so preferring no heat or loss of quality.

Ideal temperature for iPhone.  (Banana Computer)
Ideal temperature for iPhone. (Banana Computer)

2. The iPhone is ready to support fast charging

As for fast charging, something similar happens. Through heat, iPhone detects that fast charging can impact battery life by lowering the amount of power. Again, it works best on the Magsafe charger.

Here, however, and if it were an option, the iPhone would benefit from using a 5-watt charger to charge it overnight. There is a lot of time left to reach 100% and slow charging will always respect the battery more.

Fast charging on an iPhone.  (photo: MuyComputer)
Fast charging on an iPhone. (photo: MuyComputer)

3. Keep your iPhone connected even with 100% charge

As for the 100% charge, the iPhone also has protections. The iPhone learns your charging habits, so if you unplug it from the charger every morning at 8am, will schedule it to fully charge at 8am, so the time it spends at 100% is a few minutes.

And how does he do it? Completely interrupts charging when it reaches 80% and resume on time to reach 100% in the set time.

To get the iPhone to do the above, you must ensure that an option is activated. We have to go to iPhone Settings > Battery > Condition > Optimized Charging.

Connected iPhone having 100% battery.  (photo: TodoAppleBlog)
Connected iPhone having 100% battery. (photo: TodoAppleBlog)

Charging the iPhone at night is better if a smart charger is not used

That said, it seems that charging an iPhone at night is better than during the day. And yes, in a way it is true. The possibility of using a slow charger is also very interesting. But the truth is that the iPhone must be charged when required.

During the day the iPhone will be charged and when it is 100% it will be disconnected from the charger. This is the advantage of smart charging; that while sleeping, it does not bring many benefits to the user or the same smartphone.

Regarding temperature regulation and charging speed, already explained about the systems that are always on, so we will enjoy them day and night.

Quality degradation is part of normal battery operation, and the overnight load does not aggravate it.

iPhone battery health.
iPhone battery health. (Technophile) (Technophile/)


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