General How do you charge your phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Reverence, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Reverence

    Reverence Well-Known Member
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    So, when you guys put your phone on the charger do you charge it for a long time like overnight or just for a few hours in the morning or during the day until the green light comes on?

    Also, when you are charging it do you just put it to sleep and have it charge that way, or do you do a full power off and charge it that way?
     

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  2. dguy

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    Whenever I am at home the phone is plugged in via USB. Phone never gets turned off.
     
  3. Boomstk

    Boomstk Well-Known Member
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    I charge mine overnight plugged into the wall as I use the phone as my alarm clock. Time to time I will charge it at work for the last hour via USB to give me a bit more 'juice' to get me through the rest of the day.
     
  4. necosino

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    Lil hamster running on a wheel that goes into an DC inverter which my phone plugs into.
     
  5. mahsan88

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    I leave my phone on charger all night, it is green when i wake up. Once awake, i turn my phone off and start getting ready and all, and by the time i am done the battery is fully fully charged.

    I do this because of how the battery does not charge fully while the phone is on. After the 100% while on, i would turn the phone off plugged in and the light would turn orange, it will then charge between 45-60 minutes until it turn green.

    I turn on my phone after that and my battery goes an easy 16-20 hours moderate-heavy use. That 7% is actually A LOT, it feels more so like 20% or something. When i charge to full normally, phone drops to 93% after 2 minutes. Literally, no exaggeration. And when i do the turn off and charge procedure, it takes 1.5 - 2 hours to drop the same amount.
     
  6. Bug Splat

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    My process is not much different but I have the same effect.
    I charge over night. My phone is also my alarm clock. Once up I unplug the phone and get ready for work. 30 minutes later I'm out the door and the phone (untouched) is around 90%. I plug it into my car charger while on the way to work for 30 minutes. By the time I get to work its fully charged and takes 1.5-2 hours to drop below 90%. After 16 hours on battery I'm floating at 30%. The key to the longer life is the second charge after it drops back down to 90%.
     
  7. PaulG1488

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    Same procedure I use
     
  8. Clocks

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    I now do the "charge all night with it on" then "turn it off and charge until its green".

    I never thought it was a big deal, but I get MUCH MUCH better battery life this way. I haven't done an objective test yet, but I did the "turn off and top-off" trick at work today, so I'll let it run until it dies.

    I've been off the charger for 2:45, awake 30 min, spent a few min on the phone, updated 2 apps, used tapatalk and the browser for a few min, the battery level bar hasn't moved yet in the "about phone">"battery" screen.
     
  9. DroidRocker

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    Once I discovered, with my heavy use, that I could not survive the day with one battery, I bought two more AND a wall charger. Now, I never plug my phone in. One battery is in the phone, one in my pocket and one battery is usually charging. No worries about having to plug the phone itself in.
     
  10. Reverence

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    So if you leave the phone OFF while it's charging, it will charge to 100% and you should get good battery life, correct?
     
  11. rezeew

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    I use alternating current!
     
  12. scooz16

    scooz16 Well-Known Member
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    Exactly what I do. Notice a huge difference. If I take it off the charger at 730am with minimal use it can still be at 100% at 10ish.
     
  13. gregbridwell

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    I bought the Seido slim charger and 1750 slim extended battery. I noticed that when I charge either the original or the extended battery overnight (at least 5 hours) in the wall battery charger I have really good battery life, sometimes up to 16 hours depending on usage.

    When not using the wall charger, I charge direct to the phone overnight, unplug it for 20 minutes, plug it back in and top it off, then turn the phone off and wait until the light turns green. Usually, takes only a minute or two for this last step.

    I usually do the battery alternation mentioned earlier. Use my phone at work all day and when it gets to 30 % or less in the evening I just put in the fresh battery and throw the other battery in the wall charger overnight. When I'm done with the phone for the evening, I plug the phone in as well overnight. When I wake up, I swap batteries and top off the one I charged overnight in the phone with the wall charger.
     
  14. gregbridwell

    gregbridwell Well-Known Member
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    Oops. Duplicate post.
     
  15. armoredsaint

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    whenever i need to or feel like it, i have the 2150 mah battery also. i'm also not ocd like others here about their power consumption either.
     
  16. stealthtt24

    stealthtt24 Well-Known Member
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    Ditto here, and I work 12 hours shifts and even with moderate/heavy usage, have never had my phone die on me.
     
  17. necosino

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    Not even an "lol"? Where's the humor in you people!? :thinking:

    I understand how serious our methods of plugging in our phones is and everything, but come on, laugh a little..
     
  18. contagous

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    lol I just read it... made me lol, but these forums do get serious sometimes eh lol
     
  19. captainm27

    captainm27 Well-Known Member
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    Since I got my extended battery I haven't had to charge my phone since the day I bought it. :D
     

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