overcharging nexus 4

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I was probably half asleep and didn't notice my phone was still charging now. I woke up 4am and left my phone charging for 4-6 hours and freaked out. So now my phone drains really damn fast. I downloaded Battery bot, it said 29 minutes ago I was on 94% now it's on 83%, is that even normal? I really hope I didn't damage the battery because I do use this phone A LOT and it would suck if it would die on me when I'm not home. Has anybody left there phone charger overnight?
 

Jay Sacks

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Leave on charger every night. No worries, new batteries stop charging when full and have for some time.
Left my old droid x on charger for over a month and ut still works just fine.
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I leave mine on charge overnight every night. The phone detects when it is fully charged and stops the charging process itself so no overcharging occurs.

I would have though that the battery drain you are experiencing is down to apps/services or settings you have enabled.

Andy.
 

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But I read this part where Google says charging it for over 2 hours kills the battery..?

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Could you refer to it?
Almost everyone charges devices at night and no one wakes up to disconnect them:D. It's OK.
The ONLY issue with battery degradation could happen to a laptop, which is CONSTANTLY plugged in and always stays at 100% charge. This degrades battery. Some laptops have special app to keep battery at 80% of max charge to prevent it.
So, you probably have software or settings issue as mentioned above.
 

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But I read this part where Google says charging it for over 2 hours kills the battery..?

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I don't know where you read this but it's bs, I can't imagine how much hassle you've had to put up with cause of this piece of misinformation!

Negative delta v, yo!

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mine takes over two hours to charge anyway, even longer on usb.
The thought of watching a modern phone for 2 hours then ripping the plug out disturbs me a little.
 

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