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Myth Check: Does Using Your Phone While Charging It Affect Your Device?

“Do not use your phone while charging it, it would spoil the phone!” This is one of the most common warnings you would have heard about your mobile device usage habits.

This warning has been on for as long as mobile phones existence themselves and it has gone on for so long, it has become a standard.

But is it really true? Does using your device while charging affect the device adversely? Or are all these warnings just cooked up to curb mobile phone addiction?

The Truth!

Well, I am here to tell you that it is actually true. Using your mobile device while it is charging actually affects your device adversely.

How does this happen?

Now, lithium battery is the most commonly used battery in mobile phone production. This lithium battery has a habit of heating up during usage. During charging, the battery also heats ups due to the chemical process going on in the battery. The heating now increases at an exponential rate when you combine the charging process with usage. The heat now begins to damage parts of the mobile device that is not heat tolerant. For example, the explosion of a particular Samsung device was due to the device heating up and causing a combustion in the device.

So now you know, next time you want to charge your device, make sure you take your hands off it!

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9 comments on “Myth Check: Does Using Your Phone While Charging It Affect Your Device?

  1. Yudy says:

    What about just using it for hotspot… Network working but you’re not actually pressing the device.

    1. Kaykerry says:

      Using the device for hotspot also makes the device hot, even without physically pressing it. You could just cool down on it while charging

  2. princewill says:

    Tru talk

  3. ekemini_Andrew says:

    I was hoping you will say it’s not true…now I don’t have any excuse anymore

    1. Babyfwesh says:

      Lol. Me too

    2. Kaykerry says:

      Yes you don’t!

  4. Kaybang says:

    New contributor Kaykerry uses gifs.

  5. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, I AM FOND OF USING MY PHONE 📱 WHILE CHARGING THE BATTERY 🔋. MY TAKE IS, THE BATTERY CAN BE REPLACED IN CASE IT GETS DAMAGED AND BEFORE IT WILL GET TO THAT LEVEL THOUGH. BUT THE OVERHEATING LEADING TO EXPLOSION 💥 THING, MEN NO BE HERE O. I GO TRY ADJUST ȘÁ…

  6. Katumu Adasi says:

    Nice info, ignorance is a disease.

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