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This Is The Worst Mistake You Can Make When Charging Your Google Pixel

August 10, 2019 by Somdip Dey
shefinds | Tech

No doubt the latest Google Pixel is the “cool boy” of the smartphone world today, rocking several amazing camera features and stock Android OS. Having stock Android OS installed on the device means it has the flexibility of fast software updates and better optimization for hardware/software on the device since both the hardware and software are developed by Google. If you have indulged yourself with a Pixel for the above reasons then that’s amazing! However, to enjoy your Pixel for an extended time you should also care for how and when you charge your smartphone, given the fact that a healthy smartphone battery enables you to keep on enjoying the smartphone’s features for a long time without worrying about charging it.

So, this is the worst mistake you can make when charging your Google Pixel:

Charging Your Google Pixel Using Your Laptop

According to Beverly Friedmann, content manager at ReviewingThis, “By using other devices such as your laptop to charge your Google Pixel, the rate at which it charges will be much slower. Instead, you should use the power adapter that came with your phone for a quick and efficient charge time. You can also use your phone while it's charging, but it will slow down the charge speed. You'll want to charge your pixel phone with a USB-C cable, as other Android cables and power adapters may not work or charge as quickly with Pixel phones.”

Letting Your Battery Get To 100%

Friedmann continues, “You don't want to let your Google Pixel battery get to 100% charge and let it sit charging at full capacity, as this will ruin the life of the battery itself. Instead, let it charge until it is almost fully powered up and then begin using your phone. Continue repeating this process, never leaving your phone sitting on a full charge. This will extend the life of your phone by some time in the long run. Ideally, you'll always want to let your phone get to 95% or so and then begin using it.”

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Somdip Dey is an embedded Artificial Intelligence scientist affiliated to the University of Essex, UK and the Samsung R&D Institute, UK and tech contributor to SheFinds. Somdip is also a serial entrepreneur with a knack in social-entrepreneurship, and serves as the technical committee member of several top computing conferences such as IEEE EdgeCom, IEEE CSCloud, CVPR, ICCV. Somdip has previously served as an Editor of ACM XRDS (Crossroads) magazine. Get the latest update on Somdip’s work at http://somdipdey.co.uk

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