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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by buckeyedroid, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. buckeyedroid

    buckeyedroid Well-Known Member
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    when i go to bed i shut my phone down for the night and put it on
    the charger, is what i am doing o-k, or should i leave it on all the time
    and just turn the ringer to silent. sometimes i think it is good to
    power them down, but i am not sure. please advise, thanks!
     

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  2. rookie1082

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    I leave mine on as it is my alarm. Can't wait for the bedside dock!
     
  3. Sunflower1970

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    I just turn mine off...
     
  4. MartinS

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    Put it into flight mode so that I don't get flashing trackball - its surprisingly bright!
     
  5. markouk

    markouk Well-Known Member
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    That trackball is VERY bright isn't it. It almost bloody blinded me looking at it at night. Can't wait to see pretty colours on it though.....oooooooohhhh.
     
  6. Nelien

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    You can turn it off and the alarm will still ring. At least I'm pretty sure that's the case since that's common for most phones.

    Also, I wouldn't suggest leaving it charging over-night, it puts a huge strain on the battery and lowers it's lifetime considerably. Lithium-ion batteries are the most comfortable around 40-50% and at cool temperatures, charging over night makes it constantly go to 100% (the most hurtful charge for Lithium-ion) and makes the phone go quite warm which also hurts it's lifespan.

    If you want some reference of my claims check here : How to prolong lithium-based batteries
     
  7. TheMadMan

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    i keep mine on all the time, with the occasional re-boot.

    thanks for the tip re charging i.e.not to charge overnight. I've done this once for my N1 and will make sure not to do it again.
     
  8. omeyga

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    I usually leave mine on all the time and charge it overnight. It's a smartphone so it will tell the charger when it doesn't need the extra current. Also, it's not an iPhone! So I can put a new battery in it if this one croaks :)

    ....assuming Google/HTC/Tmobile ever comes out with accessories/spare batteries.
     
  9. androidtx

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    I put mine in airplane mode at night, but thats because I listen to podcasts when I go to sleep, and have the phone under my pillow, so I don't want to be frying my noggin with radio waves all night.
     
  10. Phydeaux

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    I'm not so sure about this. It's my understanding that "simple" wall chargers -the type that generally come with cell phones- supply a constant rate of electricity to a battery, regardless of its charge level and can damage batteries if left on too long.

    I'm not aware of any relay built into smart phones that is capable of regulating a wall charger.
     
  11. omeyga

    omeyga Well-Known Member
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    You have an excellent point! But it's not the need of a relay so much as the phone software that tells it when to stop using the charger....I could be WAAAY off, but that's what i've always believed to be the process.

    I took this from cellpower.com:
    The technology used in today's phones, chargers, and batteries make it very difficult to overcharge a battery. Overcharge protection capability is built into the power management functions of most phones, and most chargers also have overcharge protection capabilities built in to them. It is very unlikely that leaving your phone or battery on a charger for an extended period of time is going to cause any harm or damage; however, a good common-sense guideline is to not leave a battery on a charger for more than 12 hours.
     
  12. cxm

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    I have tried this but the alarm does not go off (unless I'm doing something wrong which is not entirely out of the question:rolleyes:)
     
  13. Nelien

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    That might be the case, but nonetheless the phone does get a lot WARMER when plugged in to the wall, even when at 100%, and as mentioned, high temperatures shorten life length. Add to that the fact that it's better to charge to 90% than 100% and you have several good reasons not to charge overnight.

    Still, it's only if you really care about making the most out of your battery, if you prefer to have the flexibility of overnight charging and don't mind buying a replace battery sooner, then by all means, go ahead :).
     
  14. ChrisFix

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    When the phone has been shut-down, your alarms are not going to work - the phone is well and truly off.
     
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