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Should I fully charge my phone every time?

In the interest of long-term battery life, should I fully charge my phone every time I plug it in?

Most Useful Answer blizzard7  Jan. 18, 2012 at 19:45

Nope, modern batteries are far less finicky than their old-school counterparts so need minimal maintenance. There are just a few guidelines to get the most out of your battery:
1) When you first get your phone, charge it up 100%. This is a must! After your phone's first charge, you're free to charge it up however you like without having to wait for 100% charge.
2) Avoid leaving it in places where it's going to get very hot or very cold. Locking it in a car on a summers day is a very bad idea. :(
3) If your battery has run out all the way, charge it up as soon as possible. Running it all the way down then charging it all the way up is a basic calibration technique. You may want to do this once or twice a year (there's no real harm in doing it more as long as you don't leave the battery empty for a long time!).
4a) Try to avoid leaving it for long periods of time unused. Regular use keeps the electrons flowing.
4b) If you are going to leave it for a long time, try and make sure the battery is roughly half-full. This keeps the battery from falling into a deep sleep state or reducing its capacity.

That's pretty much it!

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blizzard7  Jan. 18, 2012 at 19:45

Nope, modern batteries are far less finicky than their old-school counterparts so need minimal maintenance. There are just a few guidelines to get the most out of your battery:
1) When you first get your phone, charge it up 100%. This is a must! After your phone's first charge, you're free to charge it up however you like without having to wait for 100% charge.
2) Avoid leaving it in places where it's going to get very hot or very cold. Locking it in a car on a summers day is a very bad idea. :(
3) If your battery has run out all the way, charge it up as soon as possible. Running it all the way down then charging it all the way up is a basic calibration technique. You may want to do this once or twice a year (there's no real harm in doing it more as long as you don't leave the battery empty for a long time!).
4a) Try to avoid leaving it for long periods of time unused. Regular use keeps the electrons flowing.
4b) If you are going to leave it for a long time, try and make sure the battery is roughly half-full. This keeps the battery from falling into a deep sleep state or reducing its capacity.

That's pretty much it!

shuwaz  Jan. 19, 2012 at 09:16

blizzard piece of advice there! ;)

blizzard7  Jan. 19, 2012 at 15:29

Ha, I should probably keep this copied somewhere to paste it when we inevitably get more battery questions. This site could really do with sticky threads. (_;)

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