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only charge to 98%?!
I plug my phone in at night and take it off the charger and the past 8 days it ALWAYS shows 98% I've never been able to get it to 100%. This is what I've tried so far. Stock battery / extended battery with battery stat clears . I've rooted /unlocked tried resetting bat stats again on both batteries. I've tried charging the phone off then turning it on to see 98% again! I even relocked unrooted and tried all of the above to no avail. Am I just crazy?!(not to beat a dead horse but my battery life sucks like Jenny mcarthy on basketball).
- 12-29-2011, 10:55 AM #2
- 12-29-2011, 11:02 AM #3
Stop ranting. There are plenty other threads on this topic. But what you are experiencing is completely normal. Since the gn has a lithium ion battery, to avoid damaging it, it doesn't charge up to 100%. It will go up to 98% and then continue to loop between percents up to 98.
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- 12-29-2011, 11:05 AM #5
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- 12-29-2011, 11:53 AM #9
Re: only charge to 98%?!
People freak out about this one. There are forum and blog posts all over the internet about it and it's never really explained that well.
This is how i heard it explained, tried to dig up the article I read but couldn't find it.
The idea behind how/why they do this is that trickle charging reduce their ability to hold a charge. So to fix it some (most) manufactures change how they charge. They never get all the way to 100% and when they do hit whatever the upper threshold (typically 98%) is that's set it'll stop charging until it gets to a lower threshold, usually about 94%...then start charging again. It'll repeat that process.
I will admit that it's very confusing because it's reasonable to assume that 100% is the max cuz that's how math works.
The Gnex's battery sucks for 3 reasons. 1) The screen 2) LTE 3) I can't stop playing with it.
But, I'd much rather my phone still hold a good solid charge in a year....which is the problem that this practice is designed to solve.
- 12-29-2011, 12:42 PM #10
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