Common battery myths that need to die
Common battery myths that need to die
1:09

Common battery myths that need to die

Culture
If you're following some long outdated battery myths, you;re doing it all wrong. Batteries are everywhere. So it's no surprise that so many theories about how they work and what you should do with them have made the rounds. For instance, you've probably heard that you should store batteries in the fridge [SOUND], or that you should let them completely die before charging them up again. [SOUND] Or my favorite is to be careful [SOUND] not to overcharge them. Well none of these things are actually true. Most batteries in smartphones and laptops are smart enough to know when to stop charging. So once they're completely charged, Power will be cut off. And what about letting your battery die completely before charging it up again. Actually if you let your batteries drain everyday, you'll reduce their effectiveness over time. Finally, you don't need to fully charge a device the first time you get it. This came from the olden days when fully charging a device helped the battery calibrate. Today most batteries calibrate themselves. So, you can go ahead and fully charge, but you're mostly just wasting your time. And now you're doing it right! [MUSIC]

Up Next

Your social apps are crushing your data plan
ydiawinstagramdata.jpg

Up Next

Your social apps are crushing your data plan

It's time to make Android bloatware disappear

It's time to make Android bloatware disappear

How to make your food look Instagram-worthy

How to make your food look Instagram-worthy

Your phone's screen is ruining your sleep

Your phone's screen is ruining your sleep

Why your fitness band might be lying to you

Why your fitness band might be lying to you

How to make your laptop battery last longer
ydiawlaptopbatteries.jpg

How to make your laptop battery last longer

Why you might want to consider moving your thermostat
ydiawthermostat.jpg

Why you might want to consider moving your thermostat

The driving myth that too many people believe
ydiawcarheating.jpg

The driving myth that too many people believe

Why you should stop closing apps to save battery life
ydiawapps.jpg

Why you should stop closing apps to save battery life

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote
ipadgreetingcard-site-thumb

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes

Fun Amazon Finds Under $100 for December 2022
p1050770-00-13-52-12-still004

Fun Amazon Finds Under $100 for December 2022

Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate Body Parts
neuralink2022-explainer-v1

Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate Body Parts

Watch Everything Revealed at Neuralink's 2022 Show and Tell Event
thumb1

Watch Everything Revealed at Neuralink's 2022 Show and Tell Event

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind
neuralmonkey

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind

Most Popular All most popular

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind
neuralmonkey

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's SEMI Event in 9 Minutes

Fun Amazon Finds Under $100 for December 2022
p1050770-00-13-52-12-still004

Fun Amazon Finds Under $100 for December 2022

Seen the New 2023 Prius? Here's Why It's Turning Heads
2023-prius-reveal-b-roll-toyota-mp4-00-00-39-19-still001

Seen the New 2023 Prius? Here's Why It's Turning Heads

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More
1203459317449832-laz1jqjqlhclzhrpcncs-height640.png

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More

Scuba Diving With the Apple Watch Ultra
scuba-thumb-3

Scuba Diving With the Apple Watch Ultra

Latest Products All latest products

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi
midnight

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride
holoride-00-00-03-12-still003

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices
surfacepro9-event-00-00-04-05-still004

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus
surfacestudio

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus

I Used Meta Quest Pro: Here's What It's Like
questpro-00-03-30-13-still004

I Used Meta Quest Pro: Here's What It's Like

Fitbit Sense 2 First Look: New Software Makes a Difference
fitbit-aroll-00-00-46-14-still001

Fitbit Sense 2 First Look: New Software Makes a Difference

Latest How To All how to videos

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam
1203246975312353-pnmdl8bwygpxcjffhlcf-height640.png

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022