12-22-2017 09:01 PM
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  1. idiotekniques's Avatar
    In discussions about the battery life on 8.1 vs 8.0 I see a lot of people saying their phone loses a bunch more battery overnight. Which means they are not charging their phone overnight. Any particular reason?

    Is it just cause your battery has plenty of juice left at night or is it something else, like an overnight charge damages the battery?

    Thanks!
    12-16-2017 11:30 AM
  2. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Negative charge at night when watching TV off the charger at %100 or green led
    Minimal drain overnight 8.1 here
    12-16-2017 11:33 AM
  3. tanson1011's Avatar
    I charge every night....why not. I'm sleeping.
    12-16-2017 11:53 AM
  4. bhatech's Avatar
    Yeah I do that with every phone, connect it to the bedside charger before going to bed.
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    12-16-2017 11:54 AM
  5. cbreze's Avatar
    Used to but now with an all day phone battery I don't see the logic in leaving it plugged in when it only takes about 90 min to fully charge. I do the charge before bedtime. Wake to 93% and that's plenty for my day and nite till next full charge.
    12-16-2017 12:23 PM
  6. StayClassy101's Avatar
    I only charge if I'm below 30% at night. otherwise I wait until I get to work to charge. usually I getting day - day and a half battery life.
    PhiPsi32 likes this.
    12-16-2017 12:52 PM
  7. sangs's Avatar
    Overnight charging for every phone I've ever owned.
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    12-16-2017 01:02 PM
  8. Malathan's Avatar
    Does charging overnight impact battery life? Something I thought I heard recently, so I have been avoiding my normal nightly charge and doing at desk next day instead.
    12-16-2017 01:10 PM
  9. pseudoware's Avatar
    ~40-80 rule for me, give or take.
    12-16-2017 01:35 PM
  10. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Does charging overnight impact battery life? Something I thought I heard recently, so I have been avoiding my normal nightly charge and doing at desk next day instead.
    I think batteries degrade with each charge cycle, and the deeper the charge cycle, eg. from 10% to 100%, the more damaging. If you charge every single night you are wearing out your battery faster than if you keep your battery between, say 40% and 90%.

    I guess the bottom line is if you replace your phone every two years or sooner go ahead and charge every night, the battery will degrade but should get you to the two year mark.

    If you plan on keeping the phone longer than two years I wouldn't charge every night. I'm in the "keeping more than two year" category. With the strong battery life in my 2 XL I typically go to bed with it at 60% or so. When I wake up I plug it in, do my morning routine and when I go to work 45 minutes later I typically have 90% charge or so. Sometimes I don't charge in the morning, I can make it until work is over, then plug it in.

    The idea is to reduce the number of charge cycles and avoid deep charging cycles.
    12-16-2017 01:47 PM
  11. cyndie1030's Avatar
    I have always charged my phones at night while I sleep and do the same thing with my Pixel 2.
    12-16-2017 01:47 PM
  12. Retinella's Avatar
    I never leave a phone plugged in for 8 hours. I charge it up when I'm awake. Ever since the Note 7 fiasco, I don't need a potential explosive device next to my head at night when I'm trying to sleep.
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    12-16-2017 02:36 PM
  13. cgonzalez82's Avatar
    Always charged overnight and never had poor battery life due to it either. Phone's these days don't keep charging when at 100% and trickle charge when getting towards full or when topping itself up overnight.

    Although longest I'll keep a phone is two years.
    12-16-2017 03:46 PM
  14. JimBen73's Avatar
    I charge mine in the morning while I get ready for work
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    12-16-2017 04:21 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    I don't. I charge before bed or when I get to work.
    12-16-2017 10:12 PM
  16. strikeIII's Avatar
    I charge while I'm sleeping. When I go to bed my battery percentage is in the teens. With everything I do my devices I can never go throughout the day without plugging in once or twice and at night.
    12-17-2017 12:54 AM
  17. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    I charge overnight, I lose ~30% overnight so I need to lol
    12-17-2017 01:25 AM
  18. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I charge overnight, I lose ~30% overnight so I need to lol
    If you are losing 30% overnight, something is wrong. What device? What OS?
    12-17-2017 07:24 AM
  19. N4Newbie's Avatar
    As for me, I plug in when I go to bed (typically around 9:00 PM) and nearly always unplug at around 1:00 - 2:00 AM when I just happen to wake up. From then until 5:00 AM when my alarm goes of, I typically lose around 1%.

    Pixel 2 XL.
    12-17-2017 07:27 AM
  20. Ron Copsetta's Avatar
    I mostly charge overnight unless my percentage is in the 90s, I also read recently that plugging it in throughout the day a couple times it good opposed to letting the battery drain really low then plugging it in.
    12-17-2017 08:53 AM
  21. davidnc's Avatar
    Im awake whenever I am charging my phone.
    I do not charge overnight as I sleep.
    12-17-2017 09:10 AM
  22. radgatt's Avatar
    I charge overnight every night. Just out of habit.
    12-17-2017 09:16 AM
  23. stang6790's Avatar
    I think batteries degrade with each charge cycle, and the deeper the charge cycle, eg. from 10% to 100%, the more damaging. If you charge every single night you are wearing out your battery faster than if you keep your battery between, say 40% and 90%.

    I guess the bottom line is if you replace your phone every two years or sooner go ahead and charge every night, the battery will degrade but should get you to the two year mark.

    If you plan on keeping the phone longer than two years I wouldn't charge every night. I'm in the "keeping more than two year" category. With the strong battery life in my 2 XL I typically go to bed with it at 60% or so. When I wake up I plug it in, do my morning routine and when I go to work 45 minutes later I typically have 90% charge or so. Sometimes I don't charge in the morning, I can make it until work is over, then plug it in.

    The idea is to reduce the number of charge cycles and avoid deep charging cycles.
    But by keeping it between 40 and 90 you end up with more charge cycles than if you charged to 100 and ran down to 10, since you are charging at every 50% usage and I would be at every 90%.
    12-17-2017 09:26 AM
  24. Jordan Sheppard's Avatar
    But by keeping it between 40 and 90 you end up with more charge cycles than if you charged to 100 and ran down to 10, since you are charging at every 50% usage and I would be at every 90%.
    My understanding is that a charge cycle is 0 - 100% so either way is the same. I don't leave mine on the charger overnight because once it hits 100%, it starts to discharge and then kick-starts the charger at 99% which over time adds up to more charge cycles. I don't know how true this is, but it makes sense to me.
    12-17-2017 10:09 AM
  25. Orion78's Avatar
    I charge every night. Been doing that since the EVO days lol. I upgrade every two years anyway. With the exception of the Nexus 6....had that phone for 3 and the battery degraded big-time.
    12-17-2017 10:18 AM
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