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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TankRizzo, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. TankRizzo

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    Kind of an odd question, but I listen to XM on my X while I'm at work. This obviously drains the battery pretty hard, so I wind up just hooking it via USB to my work computer all day. So in total my phone is charging around 16 or so hours a day.

    For the long term battery health, would it be better to let it discharge more or just keep it plugged in?
     

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    I've heard that keeping the phone charging after it reaches 100% can cause the battery life to slowly get worse and worse but I don''t think this is true. Developers know people leave their phones charging over night and wouldn't create something that didn't take that into consideration.

    So I'd say, don't worry about it :)
     
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    Yeah, don't worry about it.

    I've been charging all of my mobile phones overnight for as long as I can remember. It hasn't hurt anything. And worst case scenario you can just buy a new battery if you need to.
     
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    not so much worried about charging it overnight but more so while I'm at work and listening to streaming radio through it. But if I didn't the battery would be dead before I left work.
     
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    Yeah, I was going to ask something similar. I was always told you should run down the battery all the way, charge to full and repeat a few times. Today a friend told me that isn't the case anymore. Anyone know what the current practice is?
     

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