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Battery Life % and Charging Problems

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by StreetRange, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. StreetRange

    StreetRange Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I've been using Callpod's Chargepod (Power Products - Callpod) to charge my HTC Inspire since I purchased it this April.
    This week, I've noticed something odd when I charge it and I am not sure if it's my phone or the Chargepod itself.

    I powered off my phone when it was at 90% battery life because the battery gets so low so quickly after that. I plugged it in and forgot about it. About 2 hours went by before I remember to check on it and the charging screen said my phone was charged only 80%! This happened earlier in the week when my phone was at 50% and practically took all night to finish charging.

    Why is the battery life going down 10-20% from what it was when it was first plugged AFTER its plugged in to charge?

    I left a post on HTC's Facebook Wall about this and another fan answered and suggested that I do "Bump Charging". I looked it up and discovered there are many different ways to do it. So I tried the easiest way while I was at work - charged the phone to 100% while powered off, unplugged it and it kept it off and immedietly plugged it back in, charging it to 100% again. I repeated this 1 step several times and honestly I got tired of doing it and I needed to have my phone on.
    However, the fan from Facebook suggested I charge the phone while its powered on til it's 100%, turn it off, charge it to 100%, turn it back on and let it load, then turn it back off and charge it to 100% again.

    Is there a prefered variation of this "bump charging" or do I just need to start using a different charger?

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  2. Saltine713

    Saltine713 Android Enthusiast

    Sounds really complicated. I just plug in my phone while I use it or let it sleep, then it is 100 % and I go on my merry way. Ha!
  3. StreetRange

    StreetRange Newbie
    Thread Starter

    That's what I use to but now when I plug in my phone at it's a certain percentage, it GOES DOWN 10-20& before charging back UP to 100%. That's why I was told to do this special "bump charging" to "recalibrate" the battery.

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