Can overcharging damage a phone?

Can charging a phone too much damage it? I generally plug my phone in every night before bed even if it's still got say 50% left?

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Pondlife  Jan. 29, 2013 at 08:37

They don't carry on receiving the full extra charge they switch down to trickle charge and just top it up as it drains.
Similar to the cistern in a toilet, full flow of water after a flush to fill up then stops and just a trickle if water level drops.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 29, 2013 at 09:22

Overcharging is a thing of the (distant) past, unless your phone happens to be a decade old, you needn't worry about it.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:54

The 2 are right.
Just think about it - most phones these days charge up every time they are connected to a PC via USB; every time you connect to iTunes, KIES or just to drag'n'drop some files, your modern phone gets charged a bit.

Pondlife  Jan. 29, 2013 at 12:34

Usually use wifi to transfer files from/to pc tbh.


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