In the early days of mobile phones, there was a lot of scepticism about them. The rise of the internet only fuelled the fire and we ended up with countless myths about of cell phones. Most of these have since been debunked but there’s a whole host of new ones that you might not have heard of. Let’s have a look at some of the most popular myths that are still believed today.
Speeding up your phone
It is a common misconception that you can speed up your phone by closing down additional apps. The myth is that your phone only has the processing power to run a certain amount of apps at the same time and so the more apps you have open, the slower it runs. This is in fact false, as most modern smartphones are programmed to optimize the apps in the foreground and the background apps use very little processing power at all.
When choosing between phones, the quality of the camera is usually expressed in Megapixels. The more megapixels, the better quality the camera. However that isn’t quite right. The number of megapixels actually relates to the size of the photo you can take with the camera so when you’re choosing phones, compare the cameras using different criteria.
Leaving Your Cell Phone Plugged In
You might have heard a lot of different rules about charging your cell phone. Some people say that leaving it plugged in once it’s finished charging will damage battery. Others say that if you charge the phone when the battery is half full then you can reduce it’s lifespan. Neither of these myths have any truth behind them. Your cell phone battery is a lithium ion power cell that will stop charging once it has reached full capacity. They can only sustain a limited number of charge cycles so if your battery life is going down, it just means that it’s time for a new phone. If you can’t quite stretch to a new one just yet, there are a few tricks you can try to extend your battery life.
Cell Phone Signals
There are countless myths about increasing phone signal. While there are some effective ways of increasing the signal on your cell phone, most of the myths do not work. Apparently, holding your phone in your right hand instead of the left increases the signal. It is also often said that holding the phone against your head will increase the signal, giving rise to hordes of people doing a strange sort of salute.
The best way to ensure good signal is to check different service providers and see which one has the best signal in your area.