Iphone lightning cables

You may have heard any number of warnings about how and how not to charge your smartphone. Forget them all. There are a lot of myths floating around about phones and cell phone accessories from people who don?t really know anything about tech.

Three Myths About Charging Your iPhone

  1. It is dangerous to use a non-Apple charger: You have probably heard that charging your iPhone with off-brand cell phone cables can be harmful to your device, but this is not necessarily true. It is entirely safe to use a charger from a trusted company other than Apple if it is labeled ?Made for iPhone/iPad.? Just make sure you are not using cheap knockoff lightning cables or chargers; they are usually less expensive because they lack the safety mechanisms in the internal circuitry.
  2. Do not use your phone while you are charging it: The myth that doing this could be dangerous came as a result of one isolated incident in which a plugged-in device exploded while in use. What they don?t tell you about this story, however, is that the user was charging his phone with a knockoff charger and that is what caused damage to the phone. The act of using a phone while it is charging is not dangerous in itself.
  3. You cannot charge your iPhone with an iPad charger: Actually, charging your phone with an iPad charger will speed up the process and will not cause any harm at all. In fact, you can charge an iPhone 6 in half the time by using a 12-watt iPad charger.

Next time you hear a piece of advice about cell phone cables, lightning cables, bulk USB cables, take it with a grain of salt and do your own research. There are certain safety hazards that come with today?s high-tech accessories. For instance, damaged and frayed cables can be a fire hazard. Up to 53,600 home fires were started in 2008 as a result of electrical malfunctions. This is why you need to know how to care for and maintain your phone and cables. Smartphones usually have a lifespan of around two years, but they can fail much sooner if you fail to take proper care of your accessories.
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