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Old February 28th, 2012, 05:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why am i having to charge up my phone every day?

Hi,

For previous phones, i would maybe charge it once every 3/4 days but for this one, im having to charge it daily just to stop battery running out. if i use it more, sometimes i have to charge it even more frequently.
how can this be?
and if i continue at this rate, wont it wreck the battery??

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Old February 28th, 2012, 06:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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About normal.
Same here.

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i use juice defender and the built in power saving mode i get 12.15 hrs on a charge
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Welcome to Android Forums, Molly.

Unfortunately what you have there is less of a phone with some features and more of a mini-computer with advanced communication capabilities. Daily charging for smart phones is very common. And no, you won't hurt the battery at all. They are designed to be charged frequently and actually do better on smaller, more frequent charges.


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Battery Conditioning:

Modern Li-Ion batteries do not have a memory and do not need to be conditioned, but Android needs to be taught exactly what a full charge represents so that it can manage power appropriately.

One of the things I recommend all new phone owners to do is to perform a deep power cycle.

Let your phone discharge completely, keep it on until you are warned about low battery and then just let it run out. Most phone will shut down automatically around 5%.

Plug the phone into the original a/c charger, not the usb cable. Let it charge to full uninterrupted.

When the phone says full, unplug the phone from the charge and reboot. Once the phone is completely restarted, plug it back into the charger and shut the phone off. Even if it says fully charged, let it charge for at least one more hour.

Unplug the charger and reboot the phone one more time. Now you should start seeing (possibly significantly) longer charge times.

Without a deep power cycle, it doesn't know the true capacity of the battery. Be advised that you should only need to do this once as regularly deep cycling the battery can harm it. Li-Ion batteries perform better and last longer with incremental charges.
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Most of the android phone has 6-10 hours battery life. Most probably your previous phone 2G one.
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Its really up to your usage..screen on time does tend to consume your battery a lot..and so does automatic sync ...i use a custom Rom ..checkrom hd v6 with through siyah kernel..keep sync refresh intervals at the highest possible level..swiych off data when i dont need it...and easily manage 26 to 28 hrs on a single charge...but then i rarely play games or videos on my phone...average 15 odd calls a day..and a few texts..do use tapatalk and tweetcaster a lot though
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Welcome to Android Forums, Molly.

Unfortunately what you have there is less of a phone with some features and more of a mini-computer with advanced communication capabilities. Daily charging for smart phones is very common. And no, you won't hurt the battery at all. They are designed to be charged frequently and actually do better on smaller, more frequent charges.
I just got a new S2 so I popped by here and saw you say that these phones do better on smaller/more charges? Where can I read more on that?

I'm still in the belief that I'm supposed to power train my battery all the way dead then all the way back up, is that wrong? I'd LOVE to be wrong in this case, thanks!
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I just got a new S2 so I popped by here and saw you say that these phones do better on smaller/more charges? Where can I read more on that?

I'm still in the belief that I'm supposed to power train my battery all the way dead then all the way back up, is that wrong? I'd LOVE to be wrong in this case, thanks!
The old NiCad batteries did well with deep discharges, but the LiIon batteries that are in modern electronics can actually be damaged if you let them repeatedly discharge completely.

HowStuffWorks "Lithium-ion Battery Life and Death"

Lithium-ion battery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The old NiCad batteries did well with deep discharges, but the LiIon batteries that are in modern electronics can actually be damaged if you let them repeatedly discharge completely.

HowStuffWorks "Lithium-ion Battery Life and Death"

Lithium-ion battery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wow I can't believe I've never read this stuff! Thanks! I'm borderline embarassed!
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Yes, it really depends on how you use it and what ROM you run, with what features on, if not talking a lot, I can even go 48 hours... but usually not. The big screen can suck up some juice, that's for sure.... I do miss my old phone at times, physical keyboard and 4 days on a charge... But for what it does the GS2 is awesome.
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