Charging your cell phone has its risks: if you connect the cable first, you’d better change the order

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The battery of our Android mobile phone and its more than necessary daily charges are the subject of some concern, especially if we suffer autonomy problems and do not make it to the end of the day. Therefore, it is essential to take care of the battery with four tips that will allow you to extend its useful life while using it. When plugging it in to fill itwhich you will probably do at night, it is advisable to take certain precautions to postpone its deterioration.

Now, did you know that the order in which you plug in the cable and charger can also cause damage to your Android device? In this case, the order of the factors does alter the product. And as proof, the experience that our colleague had with his charging cable. We tell you how you can avoid these problems.

This is how you should charge your cell phone to minimize risks

Whenever we talk about charge our Android mobile or any other smart device, we recommend opting for certified cables and chargers, in case we do not have the official solution from the manufacturer. Normally, the latter is the most advisable, but there are other factors that we must consider.

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One of these is the loading order, that is, what do we connect first. It might seem trivial and unimportant, although if we think that we are totally far from the truth: there are differences depending on the order in which we connect the accessories (cable and charger, basically).

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What is the “correct” way to do it? Well, the ideal would be first attach the charging cable to the mobile, instead of plugging it into the charger. Thus, we could avoid those small sparks generated by positive and negative voltages.

The aforementioned sparks may not cause damage, but it is true that they can cause oxidation and corrosion in the cable connectors – they are more evident in an Apple Lightning cable than in the USB-C that we have on Android – causing it to stop charging, or to do so in a certain position.

Not only does this prevent us from this, but, on the other hand, it will allow that in the event of a specific failure such as a faulty charger or a current spike please do not damage our mobile devices.

As a summary in a list, this would be the procedure most recommended:

  1. Plug your charger into power. Preferably an original, certified charger or one that meets certain quality standards.
  2. Then connect the charging cable to your Android smartphone.
  3. Finally, we only need to connect the other end of the cable to the USB port of the charger. And ready.