10-04-2018 08:48 AM
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  1. DanielLoreti's Avatar
    It's taking 2 hours to charge and that's from like 30-100. Is that normal?
    09-24-2018 06:16 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Yes. But ...

    If you want the battery to last as long as possible, never let it drop below 40%, and don't charge it past 80%. That won't give you 2 days of Screen on time, but it will give you the longest battery life you can get. (Lithium batteries weren't chosen for toughness, they were chosen because a) lithium is the lightest metal at normal temperatures and b) a lithium polymer battery can be shaped into almost anything - like a very thin battery - which is what people want, light and thin.
    09-24-2018 06:44 PM
  3. amyf27's Avatar
    It's taking 2 hours to charge and that's from like 30-100. Is that normal?
    Do you have fast charge enabled. It can usually charge up faster than that, if you'd like it to. I've been fast charging as long as it's been around and havent noticed ill effects. I charge usually to 100 % or sometimes less if I'm in a hurry.
    09-24-2018 08:55 PM
  4. DanielLoreti's Avatar
    Do you have fast charge enabled. It can usually charge up faster than that, if you'd like it to. I've been fast charging as long as it's been around and havent noticed ill effects. I charge usually to 100 % or sometimes less if I'm in a hurry.
    I think? How do you see if it's enabled. I think it says fast charging but still takes long.
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    09-24-2018 09:00 PM
  5. amyf27's Avatar
    I think? How do you see if it's enabled. I think it says fast charging but still takes long.
    It's on the pull down notification
    09-24-2018 09:02 PM
  6. amyf27's Avatar
    Plus, depends sometimes on the cord, the wall plug, and where its plugged in (wall or a power strip, or a power brick).
    09-24-2018 09:03 PM
  7. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    If I'm not mistaken, the charging speeds vary depending on your battery percentage. At lower percentages, the speed is a lot quicker and it slows down once it gets better closer to full.
    So, 30-100% might be not take much longer than 0-100%.
    DARK Vader777 likes this.
    09-24-2018 09:37 PM
  8. Juan Art99's Avatar
    Yes. But ...

    If you want the battery to last as long as possible, never let it drop below 40%, and don't charge it past 80%. That won't give you 2 days of Screen on time, but it will give you the longest battery life you can get. (Lithium batteries weren't chosen for toughness, they were chosen because a) lithium is the lightest metal at normal temperatures and b) a lithium polymer battery can be shaped into almost anything - like a very thin battery - which is what people want, light and thin.
    Man i hate those tips. I'm not saying that they are false, I believe they are true, but it's like "hey, pay 100% of the battery capacity but only use its 40% capacity for longevity reasons" so 4000mah turns into less than 2000mah, I then should have a 8000mah battery to get it to last at least a day using only its 40% capacity. It's bullsh*it! You'll never get to enjoy the battery at its all. It is like buying a guitar an only playing with 4 strings and save the rest for longevity reasons. It's laughable. Enjoy your battery man. By the time it's dead or its performance has dropped drastically, for sure you have change your smartphone.
    Fit24, Glen2018, shaimere and 1 others like this.
    09-25-2018 02:28 PM
  9. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    I just charge when I need to. I've always done this and haven't had any issue with battery degradation whatsoever. I usually charge once I see it's 15% or below, sometimes earlier depending on if i would need to have a full charge (when I have to be out of the house).
    Fit24 likes this.
    09-25-2018 05:00 PM
  10. Fit24's Avatar
    It's taking 2 hours to charge and that's from like 30-100. Is that normal?
    Did you verify if your phone was on fast charge?
    09-25-2018 05:26 PM
  11. DanielLoreti's Avatar
    Did you verify if your phone was on fast charge?
    Yes it is. It seemed to charge a bit faster today it took about 1.5 hours from 20-100.
    amyf27 likes this.
    09-25-2018 06:14 PM
  12. amyf27's Avatar
    That sounds good to me.
    Yes it is. It seemed to charge a bit faster today it took about 1.5 hours from 20-100.
    kptsalami likes this.
    09-25-2018 06:54 PM
  13. DARK Vader777's Avatar
    If I'm not mistaken, the charging speeds vary depending on your battery percentage. At lower percentages, the speed is a lot quicker and it slows down once it gets better closer to full.
    So, 30-100% might be not take much longer than 0-100%.
    This is true
    kptsalami likes this.
    09-25-2018 08:47 PM
  14. da7thsign's Avatar
    Yes it is. It seemed to charge a bit faster today it took about 1.5 hours from 20-100.
    That sounds more like it. Mine usually takes around that much time when I charge (usually at the end of the day at about 15%)
    kptsalami likes this.
    09-25-2018 10:20 PM
  15. Glen2018's Avatar
    I have a wireless charger and it sits on the charger all night. The battery then lasts all day with heavy use. If I didn't have a wireless charger I would plug it in overnight, although it sure doesn't take long. Samsung says to use the original equipment charger for a fast charge. I don't know why but a cheap charger doesn't charge as fast and the phone is always quick to tell me that as well.
    09-26-2018 01:47 PM
  16. DirtMcGirt's Avatar
    Yes. But ...

    If you want the battery to last as long as possible, never let it drop below 40%, and don't charge it past 80%.
    lol who actually has time to monitor a cell phone that closely, that's ridiculous. Like saying to get the best gas mileage, drive 35 in a 55 but don't let the people flipping you off and trying to run you off the road bother you.
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    09-26-2018 05:09 PM
  17. amyf27's Avatar
    lol who actually has time to monitor a cell phone that closely, that's ridiculous. Like saying to get the best gas mileage, drive 35 in a 55 but don't let the people flipping you off and trying to run you off the road bother you.
    Lol. Imagining me in my charger, driving 20 under the limit. I'm physically incapable of that.

    But, I do see his point. I'm sure that would extend the battery life to a point, but ita certainly not practical for me and I like to use my device not keep it charging and out of use etc. May work for some, but doubt the majority.
    09-26-2018 08:34 PM
  18. whopperz's Avatar
    Fast charge is really only good from 0-60/70%, or something like that. It enables you to get a quick charge in a very short amount of time. Anything from 70/80, up to 100, is pretty normal speed. 0-50% might take 20 minutes, but then it may take 40 for 50-100%. Something like that.

    Fast charge should be on by default. It's under Battery settings.

    Also, you must be using a fast charging plug. I don't know really, about the cable, but the USB plug that goes into the electrical socket must be a fast-enabled as well. A standard one for 4$ from the local gas station isn't going to do the trick.

    Also, Fast Charging will make your phone/battery a little warm. Some people recommend turning it off to keep your phone cooler, thus improving the longevity. /shrug.
    09-27-2018 09:06 AM
  19. DirtMcGirt's Avatar
    Also, Fast Charging will make your phone/battery a little warm. Some people recommend turning it off to keep your phone cooler, thus improving the longevity. /shrug.
    See this is the other crap that makes me sick to my stomach, having to make sacrifices for a something that's supposed to be a work horse. F that, it's the most expensive phone on the planet. Run it at full brightness, high performance mode, no exceptions, 24/7. need to reboot it every so often, fine... that should be about it. If it can't handle that, move on.
    09-27-2018 09:58 AM
  20. DanielLoreti's Avatar
    Is 4 hours SOT good?
    09-27-2018 01:14 PM
  21. erwaso's Avatar
    Is 4 hours SOT good?
    not really. my note 8 gets more than that with BT and location on while playing amazon music and playing graphic heavy games simultaneously on 40% brightness
    09-27-2018 04:37 PM
  22. NotAnAppleGuy's Avatar
    It's taking 2 hours to charge and that's from like 30-100. Is that normal?
    I literally burn my phone down to 4-8% every three days and charging only takes maybe 30-40 mins for a full recharge.
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    09-27-2018 05:55 PM
  23. NotAnAppleGuy's Avatar
    Yes. But ...

    If you want the battery to last as long as possible, never let it drop below 40%, and don't charge it past 80%. That won't give you 2 days of Screen on time, but it will give you the longest battery life you can get. (Lithium batteries weren't chosen for toughness, they were chosen because a) lithium is the lightest metal at normal temperatures and b) a lithium polymer battery can be shaped into almost anything - like a very thin battery - which is what people want, light and thin.
    You and I have gone back and forth over this in the past (Note Edge Battery.) I simply can not agree. I have always ran MY batteries down to damn near 0% and I do it as often as possible and charge to 100% every time.

    Don't let it go below 40% but don't charge it over 80%? No disrespect, but that's pure insanity. No one has time to watch a phone charging to stay within those parameters. Not slighting you but again, I have NEVER had a battery issue burning it down to damn near 0 and charging to 100 every three days..
    09-27-2018 06:02 PM
  24. DanielLoreti's Avatar
    not really. my note 8 gets more than that with BT and location on while playing amazon music and playing graphic heavy games simultaneously on 40% brightness
    I'm getting 4 hours SOT with around 24 hours total battery use and I'm lingering around 20% with those stats. Is that good?
    09-27-2018 07:05 PM
  25. mfreeland's Avatar
    Fast charge is actually a Qualcomm spec built into the chip. This phone is actually behind, using QC 2.0 and its a little slower than my other phones using QC 3.0. You have to actually use a Qualcomm QC charger for it to work. It doesn't make any difference where the charger is plugged into, a power strip, wall outlet, or whatever. The charger usually comes with a quality cable which allows good current. I haven't seen any noticeable battery degradation in the normal 2 year cycle I have with my phones. Batteries have come a long way in the past few years. The misinformation in this thread is amazing. Enjoy quick charge. It's only going to get better.
    NotAnAppleGuy and kptsalami like this.
    09-27-2018 11:10 PM
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