Are wireless charging bad for your phone?

Are wireless charging bad for your phone?

          Wireless charging has been part of our mainstream tech for around 10 years now. Even as it becomes more prevalent, but wireless charging has its fair share of problems that users regularly face, the most notable of which is overheating.

         Perhaps the most popular myth around wireless charging is that it will damage your battery and degrade it faster than cabled charging. All lithium-ion batteries, like the one in your smartphone, will start to degrade as soon as they’re charged, whatever type of charge you use. Most lithium-ion batteries will be able to retain about 20% less power after 500 charging cycles. This is why you’ll notice your phone can last longer on a full charge when you first buy it, compared to a year later when you might need to charge it more often.

Are wireless charging bad for your phone?

1) Heat does not directly affect cell phone batteries.
So, wireless charging won’t degrade your battery any more than other types of charging. In fact, using a wireless charger can actually help to extend the battery’s lifespan. Research has shown that keeping a battery topped up above 50% can be less harmful than letting it drain under 10% before charging. You should also avoid routinely charging it to full 100% capacity, instead charging it to around 80%. A wireless charger makes charging much more convenient, letting you simply place your device on the wireless charging pad in between uses – perfect for keeping it topped up above 50%.

2) Your phone battery is smart enough to protect itself.
We often complain that our smartphones can easily heat up when charging, and the heat will have a side effect on the battery. However, the phone is more than capable of managing the process and stopping the charging process if things get too hot.

      How so? Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used in smartphones usually have a PCM (Protection Circuit Modules) protection board, which protects the battery from operating beyond its safe operating limits. It monitors the battery state and other data and reports it to the motherboard to control the temperature.

     Wireless charging may still have some shortcomings compared to wired charging, but you have to admit, it has taken off and proved to be very convenient. Contrary to popular belief, it won’t damage your smartphone’s battery as it manages the process very carefully.

    It is also important to choose a safe place to store your smartphone when charging it, wired or wireless.

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