Is this bad?

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  1. Hypnotic

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    I let my battery drain completely once and I've been hearing mixed things about it and I'm mostly hearing that it really affects the battery in a bad way. Is this true? Or is letting it drain completely just this once ok?
     
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    You will need to fully charge the battery once. For calibration purposes I have let my battery discharge completely once. After that I plug in my phone to charge when ever I am near a charger, usually at work. Your phone should stop drawing current when it sees the battery having full charge so you shouldn't worry about plugging it in too much.
     
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    Draining your battery until the device shuts off isn't bad but you should do it every time.

    once every 30 charges is ideal.
     
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    So in the end this has not really harmed my battery?
     
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    I go along with the once every few weeks. It's recommended by Apple who uses he same type of lithium battery but it should not be done on a continuous basis (daily)

    These batteries do not have a memory and the more you totally discharge them it can shorten battery life. Doing it once in a while may not harm it, and in fact may be beneficial.
     
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