How to Charge Your New Phone the First Time

As per common belief, people charge their new smartphones the very first time by typically draining it out and then charging it for 8 to 12 hours non-stop. This behavior may have been true in the era of nickel batteries, however you need not resort to such practice for today’s lithium-ion batteries.

Are you wondering what type of battery is your phone using? Unless you bought it a decade ago, which is highly unlikely, your phone and almost all phones use lithium-ion batteries.

So how should you charge your phone battery the very first time?

1. The very first step we recommend is to read the manual from your phone manufacturer to see if they have mentioned any special instruction for charging your phone the first time.

2. Almost all reputable phone manufacturers ship the phones with their batteries charged around 60%.

3. There is no real need to charge the phone before use because they are already around 60% charged.

4. But for regular charging, we would recommend you read and religiously follow these smartphone battery charging tips.