How do I know my battery is charged?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sandrav, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Sandrav

    Sandrav New Member
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    Sorry if this is a lame question but I just received my Droid today and I'm new to these Smartphones. I'm in the process of charging it. Will something come on the screen and say, "Battery is charged"? Thanks!
     

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  2. kabbie_mcfeely

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    Some where on your screen is an icon shaped like a battery. It should be completly green.

    You could also download a battery widget from the market.
     
  3. speedracr13

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    during the charging process the lock screen will show you what percentage the batter is at in 10 percent increments. once its completely full it will say "Charged"
     
  4. galt

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    The lock screen tells when it is charged, and status as mentioned above..

    Also, press menu from the home page, choose status, then choose About Phone. You will see both a status area that tells you status of battery, and a battery usage monitor to tell you why your battery is dead.

    Charge it every night !!!
     
  5. Sandrav

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    Thanks so much for your help! So glad I joined this forum, the replies are quick and helpful!
     
  6. SilverK20A3

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    One other way to know if it's charged is the white light next to the USB port on the phone. It'll stay on during charging, and will turn off when its done.
     
  7. ssierra

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    I just got my Droid today and it's been plugged in for a while. The battery icon has a ? on it. Does that mean it's still charging and what will happen when it is done? This is a Motorola Droid from Verizon and there is no white light next to the charger.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  8. GrandMasterB

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    If the white light next to the usb port is off then its done charging.
     
  9. ssierra

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    And the battery icon was green when it was fully charged today! Thank you!
     
  10. Matthew

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    Do you guys let the battery completely drain? I have always heard with the lithium ion batteries that you need to completely drain them before recharge. I sometimes do but its hard because if I don't charge it at night then it will die in the middle of the next day.
     
  11. colnago

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    Only 1 or twice during the first few days of ownership. Just set the screen to "never turn off" at night, before bed. That way you can drain it before charging for the evening.

    KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR SEIDIO EXTENDED BATTERIES (and matching cover).
     
  12. radioz

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    Does anyone know if the Droid will charge when turned fully off? I noticed that when I turned mine fully off and then plugged in the charging cable, the led did not turn on.

    Anybody else notice this? Should I charge it only in sleep mode?

    thanks,
    radioz
     
  13. radioz

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    Well, to partially answer my own question: If the Droid is off and you plug it in to the charger, it turns back on! Not something I would expect.

    So apparently you can't charge it while turned off!

    radioz
     
  14. emilianm

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    I have a Motorola Milestone.After the battery discharged I can not open it now almost at all.
    Now it is completely turned off .I am trying to charge it....and i have the small white light near the charger .After a while the white light is touring off , the phone screen is opening and on the screen, is entering lock mode , and on the screen I have the message "connect the charger"(that is connected anyway).The battery status is "discharging" and the battery level is 5%.Do you think that there is something strange with this behaviour ?
     
  15. Barbara

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    Definitely strange. I would make sure the phone is powered off, pull the battery and replace it, making sure it is seated properly. I would also make sure there is no dust or anything else interfering with the battery and phone contact spots. Then I would charge it again. If that doesn't work, I think you need a replacement.
     
  16. CRPercodani

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    Actually the DROID has a lithium-ion polymer battery, and I'm pretty sure if not positive that you can charge it whenever you would like. Also it has no "memory" like older nicad batteries so there is no need to condition the battery.
     
  17. i downloaded an app called, "battery widget".. so i always know its percentage.

    also when you plug the phone into your computer it will only charge if you mount the phone
     
  18. CRPercodani

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    No it will charge whether you mount the SD card (you can't mount the phone) or not. If yours doesn't then something must be wrong, I can do a quick pic/video to show you if you would like.
     
  19. strange, for some reason mine didnt want to go past 30% charge according to my widget. the second i stopped using it on my computer and plugged it into the wall it fully charged.

    maybe cuz the laptop i plugged it into only had USB 1.1? because i kept mounting it and unmounting it and never wanted to go past 30
     
  20. CRPercodani

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    Actually I can almost guarantee that USB 1.1 would be the culprit. I know with a USB hard drive you need to use 2 USB ports if they are only 1.1 ( for the bigger ones anyway).
     
  21. emilianm

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    For me is the first charge that I am doing.:thinking::thinking:And it seems that is not working well..The white led, just near the charger, cable is open only when the phone is completely turned off. After the phone opens the white line is turning off an the red led from the front of the phone is lightening.:mad:
     

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