Why I Recharge my Phone & Laptop Every Night

Why I Recharge my Phone & Laptop Every Night

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Taryn Williford
Jan 10, 2011

Can I tell you a secret? I'm still not sure if that whole "let your battery discharge completely" thing is fact or fiction. Part of me wants to let my iPhone work its way down to that thin, red sliver of battery to ensure a long, healthy battery life—but the more practical part of me plugs it in to juice up each night before bed. Some days, it leaves me more prepared.

See this pic right here? That's a guy who's forgotten to charge his phone for the night, and is now stuck in a power outage with his only line of communication slowly slipping away into a diminishing red sliver.

OK, not really. But that's what I see.

Maybe I'm paranoid, but I like to prepare for the worst. And if that means charging my phone every night, so be it. I head into each day with a full battery on my iPhone and laptop, ready to take on any unexpected event with plenty of phone calls, web news and maybe a super-quick DVD marathon.

So last night, as the people of Atlanta calmly prepared for a massive snowfall panicked to buy milk and bread when the weatherman announced 4 inches of flurries were headed our way, I sat pretty knowing that I was ready if power cut out or I couldn't get home today.

What about you? Do you charge every night? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments!


(Images: Flickr member Johnny Vulkan licensed for use under Creative Commons, Flickr member MichaelKuhn_pics licensed for use under Creative Commons.)

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