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    Default "Fully charged unplug charger" message?

    I woke up this morning noticing that my notification light was orange. I turned on the phone and saw the message "fully charged unplug charger". I always charge my phone overnight and this is the first time I've seen this message or notification light.

    Can it cause problems leaving the phone attached to the charger for hours after its fully charged?
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    Default Re: "Fully charged unplug charger" message?

    I also get this message. I plug my phone in at night with about 35% left of battery and don't unplug it until the morning.
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    The message is requesting that you unplug the charger from the wall. It has more to do with not wasting electricity.

    Most of the handset makers put that little pop-up on the screen. On my old Moto it specifically mentions something about unplugging the charger so as to not wasting electricity.

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    Default Re: "Fully charged unplug charger" message?

    My Tab 2 gives the same message. But with today's batteries and charging system you don't have to worry about leaving it plugged in all night.
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    Default Re: "Fully charged unplug charger" message?

    Howdy Folks! New member here... Verizon Galaxy S3 owner as of last week.

    Anyone know how to turn off the "Unplug Charger" notification? I'm talking about the text notification that constantly stays put in the list.

    TIA, Randy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy99 View Post
    Howdy Folks! New member here... Verizon Galaxy S3 owner as of last week.

    Anyone know how to turn off the "Unplug Charger" notification? I'm talking about the text notification that constantly stays put in the list.

    TIA, Randy
    Don't think you can.....unless you unplug the charger.
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    This full battery/remove charger notification makes no sense at all, unless Samsung is intentionally trying to wear batteries out prematurely, so they can sell more. --or is this an Android issue, IDK??

    I try to preserve my battery by keeping the phone plugged in whenever possible. If I unplugged each time as the notification suggested, I would be cycling my battery constantly. This is definitely not a good idea since batteries are only good for X number of cycles. With the correct charger attached, the phone does not drain the battery. I realize Lithium Ion batteries prefer frequent top-offs, instead of deep cycles like was needed in the Nickel cadmium days... but even shallow cycles, even though they cause less wear, are still causing wear.

    And don't get me started on wasting valuable screen space by leaving such "Ongoing" notifications up in the list. What a nuisance!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy99 View Post
    This full battery/remove charger notification makes no sense at all, unless Samsung is intentionally trying to wear batteries out prematurely, so they can sell more. --or is this an Android issue, IDK??

    I try to preserve my battery by keeping the phone plugged in whenever possible. If I unplugged each time as the notification suggested, I would be cycling my battery constantly. This is definitely not a good idea since batteries are only good for X number of cycles. With the correct charger attached, the phone does not drain the battery. I realize Lithium Ion batteries prefer frequent top-offs, instead of deep cycles like was needed in the Nickel cadmium days... but even shallow cycles, even though they cause less wear, are still causing wear.

    And don't get me started on wasting valuable screen space by leaving such "Ongoing" notifications up in the list. What a nuisance!!
    As previously stated, the message is more about saving electricity. If you don't want to see the message, unplug it from the charger. But maybe that's a "nuisance" to do that.
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    I don't think it wastes that much electricity keeping it plugged in. Can't be more than a computer or laptop.
    I've been charging it overnight (not everytime) for all my previous phones and no noticeable effect battery life, only after about when its time to get a new phone.
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    The notification is put in place so you stop wasting electricity. It's trying to get you to conserve. The phone and charger are going to constantly pulling power from the outlet until you pull it out.

    Belkin actually makes some great accessories that stop pulling electricity during certain times of day.

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    leaving plugged in for hours and hours every day after its done charging may affect the overall life of the battery down the road I think...
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    Wow, very little knowledge on the batteries in our beloved gadgets here, it seems... Leaving the phone charging generates heat and "high" voltages, which can wear out the battery prematurely. Here's an article on Li-ion batteries: How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University
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    Quote Originally Posted by tvillan401 View Post
    leaving plugged in for hours and hours every day after its done charging may affect the overall life of the battery down the road i think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotCoil View Post
    Wow, very little knowledge on the batteries in our beloved gadgets here, it seems... Leaving the phone charging generates heat and "high" voltages, which can wear out the battery prematurely. Here's an article on Li-ion batteries: How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University
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    The above article is for "stupid chargers"... heat is not an issue as the charger "backs off".... Simply feel the back of your phone in the morning after charging all night... See no heat!

    For the same reason energy wasting is nearly nil since no amperage to speak of is passing. The battery.... Once fully charged, only charges enough to keep a "break even" status to reimburse the phone with exactly what's it's using to stay on stand by.

    Enough totally non technical clueless people use phones on the planet, they have to make chargers ***** proof.... Otherwise lithium batteries make nice bombs if overcharged without protection circuits in place "usually on the battery itself" as well as many chargers. If these batteries weren't protected you would wake up with them hot as a stove and many would explode.

    Common sense only works if you have all the facts :-)
    Last edited by windstrings; 07-31-2012 at 02:24 AM.
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    Common sense says your hands aren't calibrated measuring devices.
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    wow really? Better go see a doctor about your neuropathy :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sspediacci View Post
    The notification is put in place so you stop wasting electricity. It's trying to get you to conserve. The phone and charger are going to constantly pulling power from the outlet until you pull it out.

    Belkin actually makes some great accessories that stop pulling electricity during certain times of day.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    Oh that's a great idea! so my phone won't charge during "peak" hours because I work nights and sleep during the day! Thanks now I know to stay away from belkin accessories. word of mouth has that effect.

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    If you want to stop over charging you can use battery alert app which plays your phones ringtone when battery reaches 100%
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.batteryalert.home&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5iYXR0ZXJ5YWxlcnQuaG9tZSJd
    also it gives option to snooze to snooze alert for some time
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    Do you really think this phone isn't smart enough to automatically take care of the battery?
    The phone knows more about the battery then you. It can take care of the battery just fine. Plug it in and leave it alone.
    That app is for paranoid people, or you are just spamming us and selling it aren't you.
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    It was never about overcharging, the phone can stay plugged in 24/7 and the battery won't be hurt.

    That goofy notice is for being green and saving energy. Other phones will actually tell you that when the alert comes on.

    It's a silly gesture imo since we're talking less power than a Christmas bulb.
    So I unplug from charging and most of the night its left discharging and I wake up with less than a full charge to start the day.... Don't think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvillan401 View Post
    leaving plugged in for hours and hours every day after its done charging may affect the overall life of the battery down the road I think...
    Yes it does, it isn't good to keep it plugged up all the the time. Best to charge, use the phone and then charge it again when it's very low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Kearns View Post
    Yes it does, it isn't good to keep it plugged up all the the time. Best to charge, use the phone and then charge it again when it's very low.

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    Wrong.

    That's true for old batteries, but with the newer batteries it isn't necessary. The charging circuit automatically turns off when it reaches 100 so it doesn't overcharge.

    That's why sometimes if you unplug your phone you will notice it is at 98 or 99 instead of 100 because it lets it drain a little before the charging circuit comes back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windstrings View Post
    It was never about overcharging, the phone can stay plugged in 24/7 and the battery won't be hurt.

    That goofy notice is for being green and saving energy. Other phones will actually tell you that when the alert comes on.

    It's a silly gesture imo since we're talking less power than a Christmas bulb.
    So I unplug from charging and most of the night its left discharging and I wake up with less than a full charge to start the day.... Don't think so.

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    Not true at all, leaving it plugged up 24/7 causes someone having a battery that doesn't hold a charge long. I learned that the hard way with my captivate and had to get a new battery and didn't overcharge that one and I got more than double the charge time from the new battery.

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    Last edited by Kelly Kearns; 12-27-2012 at 08:30 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
    Wrong.

    That's true for old batteries, but with the newer batteries it isn't necessary. The charging circuit automatically turns off when it reaches 100 so it doesn't overcharge.

    That's why sometimes if you unplug your phone you will notice it is at 98 or 99 instead of 100 because it lets it drain a little before the charging circuit comes back on.

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    Sorry, not wrong.


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