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    Default When and how do you charge your M8?

    Do you normally charge when ever possible or when the battery really gets low?

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    I just charge it when I'm asleep, haven't needed to charge any more often than that

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    Default re: When and how do you charge your M8?

    I'm not sure but I read somewhere that it is better to charge your battery often. Don't wait for it to go low. I wonder if most population do this. Because I do and I'm a little worry I might damage my battery

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    Default re: When and how do you charge your M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kram007 View Post
    Do you normally charge when ever possible or when the battery really gets low?

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    It's not good to let the phone completely discharge. I'd say charge the phone at around 20-30% is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kram007 View Post
    I'm not sure but I read somewhere that it is better to charge your battery often. Don't wait for it to go low. I wonder if most population do this. Because I do and I'm a little worry I might damage my battery

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    You are correct. Lithium-ion batteries do better when charged more often.

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    Default re: When and how do you charge your M8?

    Charge mine overnight so I have 100% battery from the morning. The phone lasts me all day so I don't have to charge during the day at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzrah View Post
    It's not good to let the phone completely discharge. I'd say charge the phone at around 20-30% is fine.

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    Honestly I seriously doubt these phones today actually let the battery drain to 0%. They will most likely cut it off at a certain percentage without completely draining the cell. This is for safety and durability reasons

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    I charge overnight too. Basically with modern lithium ion batteries your charging habits aren't going to have any noticeable effects. You might be able to measure a slight difference in the lab but nothing short of that

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    Default re: When and how do you charge your M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    Honestly I seriously doubt these phones today actually let the battery drain to 0%. They will most likely cut it off at a certain percentage without completely draining the cell. This is for safety and durability reasons

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    I still think it is rather bad to leave it at a low percentage.
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    Default re: When and how do you charge your M8?

    I usually charge when the battery is below 80% and NEVER leave my phone plugged in for more than 10 minutes or so once the charge is brought up to 100%. I never charge overnight.
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    Default re: When and how do you charge your M8?

    The battery lasts so long that I've only gotten below 15% once. Normally, I put it on the charger every 6 hours or so. Modern batteries won't "over-charge" so it doesn't hurt to leave it charging. However, this has such low idle drain that it doesn't need to sit on a charger all the time like the phones from two years ago.
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    Default re: When and how do you charge your M8?

    i usually charge mine when it gets below 10 percent
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    Quote Originally Posted by Preformer19 View Post
    I usually charge when the battery is below 80% and NEVER leave my phone plugged in for more than 10 minutes or so once the charge is brought up to 100%. I never charge overnight.
    You absolutely can leave it charging for more than ten minutes once it reaches 100%, that's a completely ludicrous practice. The phone monitors charging and will keep it topped off, it cannot overcharge the battery. Every cell phone I've ever owned I charge at night, all the way through the night and I have yet to have battery go bad. Whatever though, do what you want.

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    Default re: When and how do you charge your M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    You absolutely can leave it charging for more than ten minutes once it reaches 100%, that's a completely ludicrous practice. The phone monitors charging and will keep it topped off, it cannot overcharge the battery. Every cell phone I've ever owned I charge at night, all the way through the night and I have yet to have battery go bad. Whatever though, do what you want.

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    I've had bad experiences in the past and try to keep by charges on a rigid basis. May all be in my head though.

    I still won't leave it in overnight though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Preformer19 View Post
    I've had bad experiences in the past and try to keep by charges on a rigid basis. May all be in my head though.

    I still won't leave it in overnight though...
    Trust me and everyone else who charges their phones overnight, it's in your head.

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    I've always charged overnight. Never a problem. My m8 is at 31% now after close to 15 hours and moderate use.

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    Default re: When and how do you charge your M8?

    Yeah I charge mine overnight while I am asleep. I have 40% remaining after 16.5 hours of moderate use.

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    I charge mine overnight while sleeping.. I've done this with all phones. The phone won't allow overcharge. In the past it was bad but... now a days? Na .

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    I have always charged my phones overnight, and typically plug in at about 30% remaining

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    I charge overnight too, but every other night as it takes that long to get below 30 percent. 😊
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    I just leave mine in the car charger all the time unless I
    leave the truck. Since lithium batteries it's not even something I worry about. The last phone I had that even had a battery issue was a Touch Pro 2. Defective battery caught fire while it was off the charger. I don't even remember the last time I needed to replace a phone or battery because it was getting old and losing its ability to hold a charge. They're long gone before it ever reaches that point.

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    Default re: When and how do you charge your M8?

    When it is less than 20% or if I won't be near power for over 10-12 hours or so.
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    You know, I just realized something. The battery in the m8 is not a lithium ion but a lithium polymer. Just though I would bring that to everyone's attention.

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    Default re: When and how do you charge your M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    You know, I just realized something. The battery in the m8 is not a lithium ion but a lithium polymer. Just though I would bring that to everyone's attention.

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    Is it better than the lith ion?

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