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Frequent phone charging.

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Jayohennn, Sep 25, 2011.

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    I tend to charge my phone quite frequently so I'm wondering if this is harmful to the battery life of the battery. Sorry if I'm not making much sense. Any help will be appreciated.
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    I sometime wonder this as well, I drive at work so its charging in the car dock most of the day...
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    I would also appreciate some insight into this.

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    Thanks for the replies. I feel less dumb asking this.
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    While it is probably best to cycle charge( run out and charge fully) I don't think a booster charge is gonna hurt anything. Now extensive use and charging at the same time may cause some thermal issues though.

    * this is just my experience, I never had a problem with battery decay on my Droid x and it stayed on charge and on netflix *

    Sent from my DROID X2
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    Thanks Adam.
    This is my first smartphone so I've never really charged my phone a lot.
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    The manual recommends charging at 25% remaining and unplugging at full

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    Dang okay thanks EvilGrin.
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    If it's like my notebook batteries (and I'm pretty sure it is) ~ charge before it gets below 20% ... if you're running intensive stuff on it that drains it quickly - unplug the battery and plug it into the wall (can you do that with this phone? I'm not sure) ... and don't don't don't leave it in teh car in Texas heat ;o) ... Charge it as often as you please, though - the school of thought that went along with drain it charge it drain it charge it, etc - kind of tough on 'em ...
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    @LBrooks
    I'm not sure if I can independently charge the battery without it in the device; as of now I'm just charging it via the wall socket. I found charging it with a computer is slower.
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    I may have said that wrong ? I meant something like ~ if you're running processor intensive stuff - something that would drain the battery quickly - pop the battery out - plug in teh phone (I do this with my notebook sometimes - but I'm not sure you can do this with this phone - I was just sort of making an example really ) ...
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    @LBrooks
    I apologize for misunderstanding. I'm only a teenager so I hope you can understand.
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    My apologies for not being more clear ~ I'm old and - on top of that I'm a woman ... ;o)
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    It really doesn't matter. Technology today has gotten to the point where you're not going to irreversibly damage a smartphone battery by charging it unless it gets below a certain threshold...what is this, 1922?

    Ideally you should let it run until it dies, charge it from 0-100, and repeat...but it really doesn't matter. Besides, these batteries will degrade after use no matter what you do. So best case scenario, you slow the degradation process down a little bit (13 months until the battery loses 10% capacity instead of 12 months). Don't let the worry of having to spend $30 on a new battery 1-2 months earlier than you would under optimal conditions force you into not charging when you have the opportunity to do so.
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    Very good point

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    I charged the battery on my DX without any kind of system or thought, just plugged it in whenever. The battery still lasts forever after 8 months of me doing things that way so I wouldn't worry. And as mentioned, batteries are cheap now!
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    Very accurate information. And the opposite of what some are saying about letting it completely discharge.

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    I charge my phone pretty much all day long at work. My battery rarely goes below 70%. I did the same thing with my Og Droid for the close to two years that I had it and battery life never suffered. I did do a full discharge and recharge 5 times with my Bionic when I got it which I feel is necessary to calibrate the battery and the phone to read the battery correctly. Then once a week I will do a full discharge and recharge.

    Sent from the rocket in my pocket, my all powerful DROID BIONIC.
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    Dumb question,, but where in the manual did you find this info? The only thing regarding charging I found was to charge it for 3 hours prior to turning it on the first time.
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