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Old October 6th, 2010, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do you power off your phone when you charge it?

Best Buy rep said not to power it all the way off. Of course she also told me to install ATK. So, should you power it off at night? I know they say to power off you computers, etc.

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my phone only gets turned off if i need to reboot. i leave it on 24/7 even when charging.
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my phone only gets turned off if i need to reboot. i leave it on 24/7 even when charging.
Charged at night Also it is hooked up to the front power outlet when in my car. I use the NAV app like crazy.

Like Tom it is only powered off when it is rebooted.
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Is leaving it on your preference or is it actually better for the phone?
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Old October 6th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is leaving it on your preference or is it actually better for the phone?
Old habits die hard. Always charged my phones overnight. I have not seen nor heard any reason to change that habit.
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Is leaving it on your preference or is it actually better for the phone?
Neither, really, there's just no need to turn it off. Besides, if it's off, I could miss phone calls and texts. I can get e-mails on my computer, but I don't have a landline, and I don't want to miss some important emergency phonecall in the middle of the night because my phone is turned off. Or if there's an emergency and I need to call someone, I don't want to wait for it to boot. So leave it on, and leave ATK where it belongs, anywhere but on your phone.
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I turned mine off every night to charge because..... I upgraded from the Incredible and old habits die hard. Trying to shake that habit now
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Neither, really, there's just no need to turn it off. Besides, if it's off, I could miss phone calls and texts. I can get e-mails on my computer, but I don't have a landline, and I don't want to miss some important emergency phonecall in the middle of the night because my phone is turned off. Or if there's an emergency and I need to call someone, I don't want to wait for it to boot. So leave it on, and leave ATK where it belongs, anywhere but on your phone.
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I keep mine off at night to charge, although I don't think it hurts to leave it on but I don't want to hear that DROID thing when a text comes in. I can read them in the morning. They "family" knows to use the land line in an emergency.
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I keep mine off at night to charge, although I don't think it hurts to leave it on but I don't want to hear that DROID thing when a text comes in. I can read them in the morning. They "family" knows to use the land line in an emergency.
Tasker takes care of silencing my notifications every night without me thinking about it.

Plus, my cell phone has been my alarm clock for years, I love waking up to Pandora!

Also haven't had a landline since 2002, are those even still around?? lol
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No land line...stays on unless I've ran it dead before I go to bed.
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A cell phone isn't really ON even when it is on. Sure if the screen stayed on the whole time that the phone was on, then leaving it on 24/7 might effect the life of the screen eventually. But when the phone hasn't been touched in a minute or two it virtually turns itself off. The screen isn't on, it isn't doing any CPU intense activities... nothing that's going to wear it down within the next 5 years anyway. If you're worried about it being hard on your phone to leave it on, don't be. The only reason I could see for actually turning it off is if you just don't want to be bothered by it.

But no, leaving it on (to sleep) at night is not hard on your phone.
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I turned mine off every night to charge because..... I upgraded from the Incredible and old habits die hard. Trying to shake that habit now
Why do you have to turn off the Droid Inc. to charge it?
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Why do you have to turn off the Droid Inc. to charge it?
Bump charging BS we all know and love.
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That's just craziness.
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I never shut off my phone or computer.
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my phone only gets turned off if i need to reboot. I leave it on 24/7 even when charging.
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Phone on 24/7 here. I'd assume that the vast majority of people do it that way, so I'm sure it's fine.
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Mine stays on at night while charging. With FroYo I've noticed that battery management seems to better control notifications at night. I set mine to not notify me at night and it typically doesn't...
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