The Scary Mistake You Keep Making When Charging Your Android

December 17, 2018 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Tech

Are you a charge your phone overnight kind of person? Or more of a “wait until you’re on 5% battery”? No matter what habits you have when it comes to charging your Android, there are a few hacks that can make you even better and extend the battery life of your phone. What are they?


"Using a knockoff USB-C charger from a brand you're not familiar with," Derek Meister a Geek Squad Agent with Best Buy tells us.

"While the USB-C port is universal, not all USB-C cables and chargers are the same," he explains.

"Saving $5-$10 on a charger that you're using on your $600-$1200 device doesn't make financial sense if cut corners end up damaging your device or battery." Seriously!

So, there you have it--the simple mistake you're making when charging your phone.

READ MORE: The One App You Should Delete ASAP If Your Android Battery Dies SO Fast



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Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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