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Smarphone Battery Charging Myths

Wіth a ѕmаrtрhоnе in еvеrу реrѕоn’ѕ росkеt thеѕе dауѕ, thе rеlіаbіlіtу оf a dеvісе’ѕ bаttеrу is сruсіаl. Duе to thе rеѕtrісtіоnѕ of early сеllрhоnе bаttеrіеѕ, owners wеrе аdvіѕеd tо lеt thе bаttеrу drаіn соmрlеtеlу bеfоrе сhаrgіng it аgаіn аlоng wіth оthеr ѕаfеtу аnd rеlіаbіlіtу tірѕ. Whіlе thе lіthіum-іоn bаttеrіеѕ uѕеd іn mоdеrn ѕmаrtрhоnеѕ аrе fаr mоrе rеlіаblе thаn their рrеdесеѕѕоrѕ, uѕеrѕ wоrrу about battery charging myths still with us today. Read More

Mastering Google Pixel 2

How to Master Your Google Pixel 2

The Google Pixel 2 is one of the hottest phones available today. Coming in a standard an XL version, its sleek look and 12.2 MP rear facing camera, it’s hard to not want to get your hands on this great device. This only begins to scratch the surface of what your new Google Pixel 2 can do. In fact, your phone has some features even Google isn’t telling you about. Read More

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Does Wireless Charging Ruin an iPhone Battery?

Wireless charging isn’t new, and yet a lot of iPhone owners still don’t know much about it.

Or, what they do know is negative. You may have heard one of the following:

  • A wireless charging pad is going to ruin your phone’s battery!
  • Phones get really hot on a wireless charger – just use the cable instead.
  • Wireless charging is super slow, and it’s going to take a long time to charge your phone.

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How To Perform a Factory Reset On iPhone

Apple’s iPhone works like charm most of the time. However, every then and now, there is a need for us to
restart our phone and start out fresh. An option to factory reset our phones is a perfect opportunity to
start fresh and there are a couple of ways to perform a factory reset on iPhone, depending on a model that
you’re using. This guide will help you perform a factory reset on iPhone, whether you use iPhone 7, 8 or X.
Depending which model you use, users can generally opt for restoring via iCloud which is a newer
method, or refer to the old school of factory reset and performing it using iTunes. Read More

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How To Update iPhone When Low On Storage

The iOS 11 is quite exciting, mainly because of its interesting features. Unfortunately, if you’re stuck with an older iPhone, the new operating system may turn into a nightmare because of lack of storage. Those problems will start to bother users even more when they have to update their system. In case you want to update iPhone but you’re running extremely low on storage caused by various app data, photos, videos and more, your iPhone will notify you that it’s impossible. Still, here’s how to update iPhone when low on storage.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Features You Can’t Live Without

Samsung Galaxy S9 and its larger counterpart S9+ came out one month ago and featured a great variety of features, some of them that we haven’t yet seen. If you’re still undecided whether you should invest in here are some Galaxy S9 features that may change your mind.

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Common Problems On Samsung Galaxy S9

So, you’ve got your big and shining Samsung Galaxy S9, descendent of the flagship S series and the second implementation of already successful two-lens camera that was initially adapted on Galaxy Note 9, but also smartphones from the competition. However, using your brand-new smartphone that’s supposed to run smoothly turned into a nightmare once you noticed it doesn’t work as it’s supposed to be. Don’t worry, here are some common problems on Samsung Galaxy S9 and how to fix them.

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How to Boost Your Phone’s Performance?

Our Android phones function pretty much flawless after we’ve purchased them. However, as time passes and we stack our perfect selfies, new apps and songs, its memory is slowly starting to get filled and slow the performance down. You will notice that as your phone starts to ignore your taps, or performs them later. Your apps will start to freeze or even crash. Eventually in worst cases, the phone completely freezes or resets itself. There are many things, affected by slow performance. Don’t be spooked, though, here are some tips that will boost your phone’s performance.

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How To Improve Your Phone’s Battery Life?

Our smartphones have become our essential companions through the day. We couldn’t imagine using our phones for anything else other than call and text in the past. However, the rapid development of technology has changed that, and we can use it for a great variety of things – enjoy the internet, check location with ease, consume a great variety of apps, and even book a room in a hotel. Unfortunately, all those things result in our phone running out of juice faster, eventually shutting down when we need it the most. In this article, we compiled a list of tips that will improve your phone’s battery life. Read on!

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How To Fix Phone That Won’t Charge?

Smartphones allow us to do agreat variety of things effortlessly. However, every once in a while, some unnerving problem can occur. One of the most common problems people encounter with their smartphone is connected with charging. Sometimes, the phone won’t charge at all, while on the other hand, while on charger your phone seems to consume more of the battery than recharging it. Don’t worry, here’s how to Fix Phone That Won’t Charge.

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Here’s why Android is Replacing Headphone Jack with USB-C Port

Have you ever wondered why some major smartphone manufacturers are replacing the headphone jack in newer phone models? Apple introduced this with the iPhone 7 and Android has done the same with the HTC Bolt, HTC U and Lenovo Moto Z phones. Instead of a Lightning connector, which is what Apple uses, Android replaced the headphone jack with a USB-C port. More Android products are sure to have the same revamp, too. The idea behind the change is to improve the phone’s interactive audio:USB-C audio is specifically meant to improve two-way interaction, which means both the consumption and the creation of content. The question is if or when this will be accepted by consumers.

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Here’s How to Improve your Mobile Phone Reception

it’s 2017 and the majority of the world owns and uses a mobile phone. However, not all of those users have reliable reception (Sorry Sprint users). There are going to be times when you absolutely need to get a signal.  Here are a few tips for when every bar counts and you need to improve mobile phone reception.

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Remove iPhone 7 Jet Black scratches

How to Restore iPhone 7 Jet Black Finish

The iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus both come with a jet black color option. Unfortunately, the sleek color and mirror-like quality seem to attract smudges and scratches faster than the other iPhone color options. Luckily, there are products and tricks for polishing jet black iPhone 7 and keeping it looking like new.

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USB Type C connection

Why USB C Is The Next Evolution of Connections

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy s8, USB C is finally being introduced to the mass market.  So what’s all the fuss about? The USB C marks a revolution in connections. It is this little port and this plug that will hoist us into the future of technology. It is a new platform.  Just as the internet replaced the library, as the DVD player replaced the VCR, MP3s replaced CDs, so also does this new line replace earlier models. It is a demonstration of the advancement of technology. But it may leave you wondering what it is about this little connection port that is so special.
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Rumors About iPhone 8 Wireless Charging

Over the past several iPhone model launches, there have been rumors about wireless charging being supported. However up until now only a select number of Android users have been able to enjoy this incredibly convenient technology. So are we now at a point where we should expect that Apple’s iPhone 8 will include a wireless charging feature? There is strong evidence including the fact that Apple has recently joined the Wireless Power Consoritum, which has only made more people believe that this rumor thatiPhone 8 wireless charging is going to come true.

Apple’s statement about joining the Wireless Power Consortium, as told to Business Insider includes, “Apple is an active member of many standards development organizations, as both a leader and contributor. Apple is joining the Wireless Power Consortium to be able to participate and contribute ideas to the open, collaborative development of future wireless charging standards.”

Originally, many felt that Apple’s new wireless charging would mean that iPhone 8 users would be able to charge their phone long-range without requiring a charging device, like a pad or cord. However, according to reports, it’s more likely that Apple will use inductive charging with it’s iPhone 8, similar to what many other companies currently do.

It’s possible that while Apple is interested in long-range charging for the iPhone 8, they wanted to roll out wireless charging as quickly as possible, which led them to choose an option that they could introduce to customers now. According to Vicky Yussuff, an analyst for IHS Technology, “The success of wireless charging adoption from Apple’s competitors is something that Apple can no longer ignore. IHS Technology consumer survey data shows over 90% of consumers want wireless charging on their next device.”

Wireless Power Consortium promotes Qi for wireless charging, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Qi is what Apple is going to use for their iPhone 8. Currently, the Apple Watch uses Qi for charging, but the Qi charger that’s used for the Apple Watch is specific to that device; the Watch cannot be charged using other types of Qi chargers. It’s possible that Apple is planning to also offer a customized Qi charger with the iPhone 8 as well. iPhone users may not even receive a traditional charger in their box when they purchase the newest model. If they prefer to charge their phone with a traditional charger, they’ll be able to purchase it separately as an add-on accessory.

Currently, if you’d like to charge your smartphone wirelessly, there are add-on accessories you can purchase. For example, receivers that stick on to your phone, as well as cases that will charge your phone wirelessly, are available on the market. Whether or Apple will finally make the feature available to the masses is up for debate.  No matter how you will charge your next iPhone, you can count on PortPlugs to defend your device with our line of simple port protection accessories. For more about Apple’s wireless charging rumors, visit