Wireless charging is almost a standard on all smartphones, from the Galaxy S9 to the iPhone X, it’s there and it works. The ease of just setting your phone down and let it charge itself is effortless. Now even public places like Starbucks is introducing a way to wirelessly charge your phones at their tables.
However wireless charging could cause harm to your device’s battery capacity.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes from ZDNet had an iPhone. According to Apple, his iPhone should have around 80 percent of its original capacity after 500 charge cycles. However, switching to wireless charging for a period of six months, he was eating up his charges at an alarming rate. And he was only at 135 charging cycles.
The battery gets run down much faster with wireless charging, and there’s more wear and tear on the battery. The over charging puts a huge burden on the battery, whereas in wired charging, the burden was on the cord.
We do have to mention that there were no specific numbers given such as Adrian’s battery capacity, or his habit of usage, but more than a few people have noticed this with their smartphones too, only both iPhones and Androids.
Wireless charging is becoming more and more popular, but it seems that plugging your phone into a cord to charge is still a better option than destroying your battery. Apple has not commented on this yet.