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Proper first time battery charging method

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  1. m.vasquez009

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    Ok I looked through other battery posts and couldnt find an answer for exactly what I was asking........when u unbox a phone for the first time what is the proper way of charging it so u can get the best charge and battery life out of your device?!?!! I've heard ppl say don't use the phone at all keep it off and let it charge all the way the first time and I've also heard people say drain the battery completely before charging the first time....
     

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    The proper way is let it charge completely then leave it on charge for a few hours or so after it says it's completed. Then once charged, let it run out completely before doing it again.

    Once should be enough, but for the first couple of charges continue to charge/discharge in that fashion. After that, you can charge how you like.
     
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    I thought we don't need to do this with Li-Ion batteries and condition it as they don't have 'memory' that a Nickel Cadmium need.

     
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    As always, consider the source.

    Read up on Li ion care & feeding. You don't want to fully drain Li ion cells.
     
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    It's not the battery you're conditioning per s
     
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    I'm far too undisciplined to not use my brand new phone when I get it to let it sit and charge :(
     
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    Yeah all this battery stuff is mumbo to me...from what ive noticed across many android phones is you can charge em however you want. The only thing I dont do is leave em on the charger longer than needed(like keeping it constantly on the charger so it'll be full when I leave)
     
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    Many rechargeable devices will disconnect themselves from the charge voltage when they sense the battery is at maximum capacity. They then will run exclusively from the batter until they reach a certain threshold. My Nexus 1 will discharge to 89% before allowing the charge voltage to the battery. If I leave it plugged in, it basically cycles itself from 90% to 100% until I unplug it.
     

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