So I go into T-Mobile a couple weeks ago to make the jump from 5 years with an iPhone to a GS4 and the kid who helped me out told me never to charge my phone at night whilst I am sleeping. Something about how the battery is just gas and blah blah blah. He basically said I can over charge the phone and decrease battery life.
Being that the kid came off as a bit of a douche, I've been doing my own research and everything I find says that the kid is flat out wrong. I like charging my phone while as sleep as it's the perfect time.
Overcharging happens when the phone is constantly charged when it is not fully discharged. Generally leaving the phone connected to 3g and/or wifi is what causing the majority of battery drains.
Tip: to rapidly charge your phone shut it off and plug it in to the charger.
Tip: to reduce battery drain at night put the phone in airplane mode.
Don't beat about the bush El Presidente... tell mikehart82 straight!
I wish I had a Ģi for every bit of mis-information that I have been given by or heard of from mobile phone shop sales staff. Whilst there is no doubt that there are some very knowledgeable staff around, there are also some real stinkers!
This is one of the several reasons that I have decided to just stay away from the stores and order new phones online. The other reasons being the constant upsells (which are sometimes quite condescending), and that they seem to mess up something with my service about half of the time when setting up the phone.
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