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    I do not know how long I should charge it the first time
    06-12-2021 04:43 AM
  2. spARTacus's Avatar
    I suggest following the manufacturer's recommendations, which probably says plug it in and fully charge it. However, other battery Gurus on here might have better/other suggestions. Lots of folks now have very specific opinions on how to try to maximize the life of batteries, and some are saying that in general, one should try to keep the device between the 20% and 80% range. However, I don't know if that applies to first brand new charge. You should also be able to find various advice by googling it.
    06-12-2021 06:53 AM
  3. bkdodger2's Avatar
    It's personal preference...plenty swear by that 20/80 rule ..I charge it fully and use it ...then charge when needed or at night when done
    waqqas31 and dlgus like this.
    06-12-2021 07:02 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I don't think it matters how long you charge it the first time you use it, since most phones come with about 70% battery charge in the box. The thing to remember is that setting up a phone can be pretty battery-intensive, with lots of apps being installed and probably a system update or 2 to perform, so the battery level could drop by 20-30% during that process. That's why I usually plug it in while setting it up.

    The key thing to remember about batteries is not to let it drain too deeply on a regular basis (i.e., to zero or near zero), since that can shorten the lifespan.

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    jimd1050 likes this.
    06-12-2021 12:57 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    I do not know how long I should charge it the first time
    If it's 50 percent just charge it up to 100 and start using it .
    jimd1050 likes this.
    06-13-2021 12:14 AM

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