Taking Too Long To Charge?General

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  1. Skittlez

    Skittlez Well-Known Member

    I know a lot of people have been experiencing 4-5 hour time periods for charging the phone. If you want to cut that down to 2 hours or possibly less, just follow my fix steps! :D

    1. Plug phone in
    2. Turn Phone Off
    3. Wait 5 seconds
    4. Turn Phone On

    Voila! But i still do the turning the phone off to get the full charge thing. Hope this helps you all!

  2. dragonsamus

    dragonsamus Well-Known Member

    I notice if I turn the phone off then it charges really quickly. So that's what I do.
  3. crazydog

    crazydog Well-Known Member

    This is a bug! Have you tried USING your phone after you do this? You'll notice the battery will drain VERY fast, because it does not actually charge as fast as as it seems.

    Next time you try this, after you turn on the phone, unplug it, and watch the battery meter for five minutes, and you'll know I'm right.

    I wish this really worked because 20%/hour just isn't cutting it.
  4. detroitwhiteboy

    detroitwhiteboy Active Member

    I know that an extended battery should not be required to get great performance from your phone, but I bought one and I have to say that it makes a world of difference. I charge my phone while I am sleeping, and during the day I do not have to give a single thought to how much I am using the phone, what I am doing on it, or when my battery will die. Even on very heavy usage days, the lowest my phone usually gets before I am ready to go to bed is around 40% or so.
  5. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

    The new kernel coming out will address the charging times.
  6. dragonsamus

    dragonsamus Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Hope it goes back to how it was on eclair.
  7. Mitch R.

    Mitch R. Well-Known Member

    I charge it with the phone on. When it turns green, I power the phone off. When it turns green again, I power it back on and then remove the charge cord. Been working well for me so far. Looking forward to thenext kernel update that will address this issue.
  8. ttran97

    ttran97 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think this is referred to as "bump charging". It's annoying that we have to turn off the phone in order to completely charge the battery. I really hope they fix this soon.
  9. Skittlez

    Skittlez Well-Known Member

    My phone is fine with my method. Yesterday it lasted me about 17 hours with moderate use and I charged it in 2 hours. It's always been that fast before the froyo update. Just give it a try. And make sure you bump charge as well. Right now im at 65% of high use for a little over 6 hours. It works great for me. *just don't forget to bump charge*
  10. zemerick

    zemerick Well-Known Member

    Actually that is off charging. Bump charge is where you unplug and plug back in repeatedly, bumping up the charge a little each time...and possibly over charging your battery. Off charging is not something fixable really, it is a part of lithium ion batteries, and your laptop, etc does this as well....its just not normally noticed due to being a small percentage. You have to be looking for it to usually notice it.
    ttran97 likes this.

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