Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Lounge
Android Lounge A place for general Android discussion and questions.

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old October 1st, 2010, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: California
Posts: 154
 
Device(s): HTC G2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Default Charge before first use?

I just got my new phone (a G2), and I'm super excited. My dad, an electrical engineer, recommended that I plug it in and let it charge fully before first turning the phone on. He also says I should let it drain completely after the first charge, to calibrate the phone's power system.

What do you guys do when you first get a phone? Do you let the battery calibrate? Or does the awesome new phone seduce you into turning it on before it's ready?

Here I sit, watching the little orange light... please turn green, little orange light...

justme8800 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old October 2nd, 2010, 03:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
TozyJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Burlington, KY
Posts: 225
 
Device(s): Galaxy S4 Transformer Prime Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 11
Thanked 25 Times in 22 Posts
Default

I charge it completely before unplugging it, but I still use it while it's plugged in the first time. Maybe I've been damaging the battery life of my phones and didn't know.
TozyJay is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 2nd, 2010, 03:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Bramsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Birmingham, MI
Posts: 1,513
 
Device(s): Moto Droid (Ret), DX (Ret), TBolt, MAXX didn't like ($ back), GNex, S3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 243
Thanked 147 Times in 103 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Bramsy Send a message via Yahoo to Bramsy Send a message via Skype™ to Bramsy
Default

Justme, I have heard of this method also. Conditioning the battery..

Charge before use, let it drain down until it turns off by itself, repeat.

I hear its good to do once a month or so...

Good luck with whatever you decide and enjoy the G2!
Bramsy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 2nd, 2010, 05:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
daddyd302's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: West Allis, WI
Gender: Male
Posts: 519
 
Device(s): Galaxy Note 3, Sony Z1S
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 63
Thanked 88 Times in 50 Posts
Default

You're not supposed to condition your lithium battery. This is a myth. I don't know why people keep insisting on doing it even though it will just kill your battery faster.

How to Make Your Cell Phone Battery Last Longer - wikiHow

#DO NOT fully discharge a lithium-ion battery! Unlike Ni-Cd batteries, lithium-ion batteries' life is shortened every time you fully discharge them. Instead, charge them when the battery meter shows one bar left. Lithium-ion batteries, like most rechargeable batteries, have a set number of charges in them.
daddyd302 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to daddyd302 For This Useful Post:
AustraGirl (January 19th, 2011)
Old October 2nd, 2010, 08:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,867
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 633 Times in 538 Posts
Default

Yep, lithium batteries do not need to be conditioned like older batteries. Its still a good idea to fully charge it when you first get it, but thats all you need to do.
sitlet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Lounge
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:32 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.