1. batman741's Avatar
    I've seen opposing views on the threads. I usually wait until the battery is below 10 % and then charge it fully- somehow I recall this being the key to bettery longevity.

    However I've also read in forums that this is bad for the phone, that it should be charged earlier.

    Any thoughts as to the optimal charging procedure to ensure max battery life?

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    07-17-2013 03:02 AM
  2. ajua's Avatar
    As you already said, this is something that's always will cause arguments from both sides.

    I personally prefer to charge my phones as often as I can without worrying. Normally, I would use my phone and plug it once in the afternoon for about 30-45 minutes so it can last until I go to bed (at 12:00am-1:00am). Some times when I'm at home and I know in advance I will be going out for long periods, I will charge it to 100% even if the phone was at 70%-80% just to be able to use it without having any thoughts about it's remaining battery.

    I've being doing this for 3- years and all phones have had great battery life.

    My advice, charge it as often as you need to. Don't worry about the battery life cycles.
    07-17-2013 05:46 AM
  3. bembol's Avatar
    I know it's not necessary but I got used to it and don't see the harm...

    Whenever I get a new toy, before I use I charge it 100%. I don't charge it until drops down to 20%. After I do, I charge it whenever I need to and I also try to avoid it letting it drop below 10%.

    I don't even know it helps or why I bother knowing that I will sell it after 4-6 months depending what's out.
    07-17-2013 08:36 AM
  4. kostnkost's Avatar
    Charge it when I go to bed. Been doing this since cell phones have existed and have had no problems.
    07-17-2013 08:44 AM
  5. Loiter's Avatar
    Don't wait until it's 10%. This gives you no advantage and in truth if you drain it that much (if for example it goes to 0%) it will mess with the longevity of your battery.
    I usually charge it when I know I'm going to use it for many hours without being able to charge. I charge between 20%-40% depending on the situation.
    07-17-2013 08:47 AM
  6. mrbootcrm's Avatar
    If you can charge then charge. You'll have a healthy battery for longer and you'll also be less likely to be stuck without a phone. Here is a link for more reading. http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/a...ased_batteries
    07-17-2013 10:49 AM
  7. AdamsHouseCat's Avatar
    Charge it when I go to bed. Been doing this since cell phones have existed and have had no problems.
    ^^^^
    ...this
    07-17-2013 12:44 PM
  8. benhmadison's Avatar
    I've seen opposing views on the threads. I usually wait until the battery is below 10 % and then charge it fully- somehow I recall this being the key to bettery longevity.

    However I've also read in forums that this is bad for the phone, that it should be charged earlier.

    Any thoughts as to the optimal charging procedure to ensure max battery life?

    Posted via Android Central App
    Deep discharges such as letting it drain below 10% then charging until full will reduce the life of your battery. It is true that a battery has a certain amount of charging cycles until it starts to decline, but the amount of discharge per cycle will predict how many cycles the battery will remain good for. Charge when you can and try to avoid dropping below 20 percent when possible. Your battery will last several years this way.
    07-17-2013 02:20 PM
  9. Mojofilter9's Avatar
    Just charge when it's convenient (bed time, in the car etc...) and don't worry about it. Whatever you do it's not going to make a huge amount of difference and certainly isn't worth the hassle of stressing over it.


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    07-19-2013 04:07 AM
  10. Buckeyes's Avatar
    Agree with mojofilter. Just charge it whenever you want. I have chargers at home, work and in the car. Plus a portable battery charger. Usually when it's gets to near 50%, I'll put it on a charger. And I charge it overnight.
    07-19-2013 07:53 AM

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