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    Default Nexus 4: Overnight charging freezes phone

    I'm used to charging my phone overnight and did this without a problem with my HTC Desire HD but if I charge my Nexus 4 overnight, in the morning the screen is black and nothing wakes up (except the blue notification light if I have mail). The only thing I can do is hold the power button in for 30 seconds or so until it re-boots. Sometimes the battery icon fills the screen when I do this.

    Is it possible to overcharge a battery? Am I wrong to charge overnight?

    Is this a known issue?

    Help!
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    Default Re: Overnight charging freezes phone

    I've never heard of this happening. Try enabling daydream mode (Settings -> Display -> Daydream) for charging and see if it's still frozen in the morning (might want to put something over the phone to hide the screen, unless you like nightlights).
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    Default Re: Overnight charging freezes phone

    Thanks Citizen Coyote. Since posting this I found this thread which I think describes what's happening with my phone.

    Nexus 4 keeps turning off even when charging?
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    Default Re: Overnight charging freezes phone

    It's a long-shot, but if you have any sort of screen protector covering the proximity sensor (top left corner of screen; two small circles), don't do that.
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    Default Re: Overnight charging freezes phone

    Only the screen protector that came with the phone. I can't see any circles top left corner.
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    Default Re: Overnight charging freezes phone

    Oh yes, just found them. The screen protector has a cut out that means they're not covered.
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    Default Re: Overnight charging freezes phone

    I don't know that the screen protector which came "with the phone" was meant to be left permanently installed; possibly it does not have the necessary capacitive properties to be used in this manner.

    Just saying...
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    Default Re: Overnight charging freezes phone

    I thought as much but it's still very new (only a week old) and I don't want to scratch the screen. I'm sure it can't be making the phone freeze as it's charging.
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    Default Re: Overnight charging freezes phone

    This is happening to me as well and I have to set a backup alarm for the mornings so I dont miss work. Any fix coming for this?

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