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    Ok? Bad?

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    It's fine, unless you have a really old phone with an old tech battery.

    Nokia actually put out some "cell phone myths" thing recently that mentioned the myth about charging batteries too long or too often. It was true years ago, but not in the past few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by btbam91 View Post
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    Plug all the phones! :D

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    Even if it did deteriorate the battery slightly, it's a small price to pay for convenience.
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    Charge as often as possible and definitely before it runs flat. Li-Ion is designed to be charged on and off.

    As for leaving it in. The actual charge process is disabled by the software once it reaches full charge.

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    Remember the ABC of gadgets.

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    Actually li-on battery's should avoid full charge.... Check out my signature .. In the thread I have multy links regarding Battery's by MS.

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    question: can you even charge an HTC Radar when it's off? every time I try to turn my phone off and charge it, it turns itself back on!
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    question: can you even charge an HTC Radar when it's off? every time I try to turn my phone off and charge it, it turns itself back on!
    no I believe all Windows Phones need to be on to charge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luisraul924 View Post
    no I believe all Windows Phones need to be on to charge

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    and if its off it will turn on, on its own! witch is actually a bad thing , i dunno why MS did that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Se1fcr3ation View Post
    and if its off it will turn on, on its own! witch is actually a bad thing , i dunno why MS did that.
    My understanding is that the OS manages the battery charging.
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    Overnight is pretty much the only time I charge my phone. Plug it in at night, and in the morning, me and my phone are fresh and ready to face the world! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Se1fcr3ation View Post
    Actually li-on battery's should avoid full charge.... Check out my signature .. In the thread I have multy links regarding Battery's by MS.

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    To clarify this missing information statement. Leaving it plugged in will not matter. How the battery is charged is set by the manufacturer which is why your phones turn on when you charge them. Also, some li-on batteries do need to be discharged fully periodically to calibrate them.
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    Well the best thing if you have this kind of battery is that you can charge your phone always :D I want to buy solar charger, some ideas about the prize? :)
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    I plug mine in so I can do wifi stuff with Zune (and podcasts). Technically the best thing for Li-Ion is to avoid deep discharges and full charges. If you could run it somewhere between 30% and 80% that would last the longest. But there's no way to do that conveniently so I just plug 'er in every night without thinking twice.
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    Even if charging overnight all night kills the battery, they're cheap to replace now. I think you can get a new one for $30-$40 depending on the phone.

    I do believe this issue is a myth with modern battery technology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Se1fcr3ation View Post
    and if its off it will turn on, on its own! witch is actually a bad thing , i dunno why MS did that.
    Android phones and iphones do the same thing, so MS isn't alone in that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottcraft View Post
    Android phones and iphones do the same thing, so MS isn't alone in that.
    Well with the iPhone, I could turn it off after I plugged it in and it would continue to charge. I don't know about Android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1Z View Post
    Well with the iPhone, I could turn it off after I plugged it in and it would continue to charge. I don't know about Android.
    I didn't know you could turn the iphone off after plugging it in. My motorola droid would turn on when plugged in and I couldn't turn it off.
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    We just got lithium powered drills at work. The real odd thing I noticed about them is they stay at 100% power until they die. They're not like the old nickel cadmium batteries that slow down as the charge gets lower.
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    If you can avoid charging overnight, avoid it!

    It doesn't matter if you charge it 6 times a day as long as it isn't at 100% and still charging. I usually stop it around the high 90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duvi View Post
    If you can avoid charging overnight, avoid it!

    It doesn't matter if you charge it 6 times a day as long as it isn't at 100% and still charging. I usually stop it around the high 90s.
    im pretty sure there is a discrepancy between what the % says and actual charge. By that I mean there should be measures to keep the battery from charging to much. Its also probably why the battery drains quick through the first 10%. Unless you have a crappy 3rd party charger than all bets might be off. I'm not sure if it is controlled from the phone side as well
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    I think it's all in your head. Batteries are made to last 2-3 years, which is how long a contract is.
    Long enough for you to get a new phone. So just set it and forget it people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaap View Post
    I think it's all in your head. Batteries are made to last 2-3 years, which is how long a contract is.
    Long enough for you to get a new phone. So just set it and forget it people.
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    Batteries had a charge limit or something I heard. So it shouldn't matter if you make a quick charge or a long one. It still going to die after a certain time.
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