Everything you need to know about charging your gadgets

March 20, 2020: Why you shouldn't charge your phone to full every night and other useful tips to help get the most out of your cables and chargers. You may think charging your gadgets is simple – just plug them in at night and unplug in the morning. But actually there’s more to it than that. Our guide will help you charge your gadgets more efficiently and save you time and money.

The first thing to know is that there’s no such thing as an ‘Android charger’ or ‘iPhone charger’, despite these terms becoming widespread.

There are three dominant types of charging port:

USB-C Lightning microUSB. This is what they look like, examples of the devices they’re found on and what the device-side connector looks like on the corresponding charging cable.

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