General Draining Battery First Use

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Leevis, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Leevis

    Leevis Well-Known Member
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    Hi
    Just got my hands on a S4 and the lady in the shop told me to run the battery down, then recharge to 100%

    Any truth in this, worth it or not?

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  2. evile84

    evile84 Active Member
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    Not for lithium Ion batteries. Completely draining lithium ion batteries will actually hurt them more than help. These battery dont get a memory like the Nicad batteries do. From what I have read drain them to 20% then recharge
     
  3. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member
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    No, it's not true.

    As evile84 quite rightly says, fully draining a modern Lithium ion battery can damage it. In any event, we are in the very fortunate position of having removable batteries in our S4s. In the unlikely event that the battery deteriorates significantly in the time you have the phone (which didn't happen with my S2 in two years) then you can buy a new one for about
     
  4. humandroidster

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    The memory card dealer told me the same lie but I jumped the wagon.
     
  5. humandroidster

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    Thanks for bringing this up and for the relies
     

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