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Do you need to charge a brand new mobile phone to 100% battery before using it for the very first time?

I'm getting a new phone hopefully in a week so I am I supposed to charge it to 100% before the first time I use it or can I use it straight away even if it doesn't come fully charged?

Most Useful Answer Treab  Jun. 23, 2013 at 14:15

Once a month or so you should let the battery allow to drain completely - improves its overall lifetime and general performance.

Total rot. Do not drain the battery you want to charge the battery when it reaches 10-15%

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:28

You can use it straight away.
In fact, many modern phones turn on automatically the moment you plug it in.
Just make sure it has enough juice in case there is a firmware update available straight away. You don't want a drained battery while the software is updating ;)
Generally, I plug in a new phone during setup. And if you procede to sync content from your PC, it'll continue to charge, anyway.
Once a month or so you should let the battery allow to drain completely - improves its overall lifetime and general performance.

Treab  Jun. 23, 2013 at 14:15

Once a month or so you should let the battery allow to drain completely - improves its overall lifetime and general performance.

Total rot. Do not drain the battery you want to charge the battery when it reaches 10-15%

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 23, 2013 at 17:20

O_o
Once a month, I said!
Read a bit before you post nonsense, Treab!

Treab  Jun. 23, 2013 at 17:25

O_o
Once a month, I said!
Read a bit before you post nonsense, Treab!


but with the batterys mobiles use YOU SHOULDN'T DRAIN THE BATTERY ;) they dont need conditioning...

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 23, 2013 at 19:45

O_o
Once a month, I said!
Read a bit before you post nonsense, Treab!


but with the batterys mobiles use YOU SHOULDN'T DRAIN THE BATTERY ;) they dont need conditioning...

You're only partly right. It's not much use re conditioning. But the reason manufacturers and battery apps developers recommend a full monthly discharge:
It's about calibrating the time gauge. You will notice that the battery bars (or %-bar) will show remaining juice with more accuracy. Battery monitor apps will not work if you don't go all the way to zero now and again. Same reason.
And there is zero harm in letting it drain all the way! You made it sound as though it was nuts to go to zero. It isn't.

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