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Charging For the First Time

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SeattleYanksFan, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    My Galaxy Nexus has finally arrived. First question is standard charging procedure to maximize battery life.

    Typically, I do the following upon arrival of a new phone:

    1) Plug in the phone and leave the phone off until it fully charges.
    2) I'll turn it on, but leave it charging for another 2-3 hours.
    3) I use the phone normally and run the battery down completely until the phone shuts itself off.
    4) With the phone on or off, I'll fully charge it 2-3 hours past full.
    5) Repeat Steps 3 and 4 about two more times until I start charging at will.

    Given the feedback regarding sub-par battery life, I'm hoping to maximize whatever life I can get out of it, so any input is appreciated.

    Thanks!
     



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  2. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    idk if there is an "official way" to do it but:

    1) yup
    2) never heard this
    3) yup
    4) #2
    5) yup

    Congrats on what I think is the best smartphone out to date! Enjoy it sir :D
     
  3. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thanks! I'm excited. I imagine it will be quite the upgrade from my Incredible and, even to a degree, the RAZR I have had the last few days.

    Regarding step 2, when I got my Incredible, the instructions said to charge the phone for 8 hours (or something) the first time. Then I saw Seidio recommends charging its batteries for 2-3 hours past full. I figured there was something to this extended charging past full. Perhaps not?
     
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  4. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    I came from the Inc as well. Had a bionic for 14 days.

    The charging after full may be referring to what I called a bump charge with the Inc? which is a well documented issue/scenario. idk

    Look forward to your impressions with it after the rzr :)
     
  5. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert
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    Even though I haven't turned it on yet, my initial impression is it feels way better in the hand. I have said, and still stand by, that the RAZR design is very sleek and stylish, but it was uncomfortable to hold in the hand except when using in landscape mode.

    Once I fire it up later and have a chance to explore ICS, I'm sure I'll have far more insight to offer.

    As for the bump charge, I am aware of that concept, and used it from time to time with the Incredible. I don't think that's what HTC and Seidio were referring to, however. In any event, I'll probably turn this phone on after lunch. It's so hard looking at it sitting on my desk powered off!
     
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  6. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    Has anyone noticed that their battery isn't charging to 100%? I leave my phone on the charger over night and the past couple mornings I've woken up to 98% battery. I know HTC had a bug where once the phone hit 100% it stopped charging thus the battery would drain, does Sammy do something similar? I know it's only 2%, but I have a feeling that I'm not getting accurate reading because of this
     
  7. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User


    Yup I think it does something similar. To protect the batt cell from over charging
     
  8. gaetawoo

    gaetawoo Guest

    I don't understand why people still do this.... Lithium Ion batteries require no conditioning!!! Letting your L-Ion battery go down to zero is bad for it!!!! Only NMH or NCd batteries have memory which require conditioning.
     
  9. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Have you tried a full calibration by letting the phone completely die and then completely charge powered off?
     
  10. denmalley

    denmalley Member

    Amen that. To further your point:
    Explaining the Do's and Don'ts of Battery Charging - Battery University
     
  11. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I thought they did require an initial conditioning/calibration? Then the rules provided in the link in the above post apply. Not so?
     

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