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 Do you charge your smartphone all night?

Yes
23 (79.3%)
No
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Do you charge your phone all night?
« on: September 10, 2019, 04:16:02 PM »
This seems to be like a boxers or briefs question. Some hold charging it all night will greatly reduce the overall life of the battery and others hold it wont have an affect.

What do you do?
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Re: Do you charge your phone all night?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 04:18:22 PM »
Charging all night has nothing to do with the problem.

The problem is that Lithium batteries last longest if they are kept between 50-80%. If you always top them off or if you let them drain to nothing, they degrade faster. There are apps that will cap charging at 80%.

If you upgrade your phone every 2 years the amount of degradation won't matter that much as you'll just upgrade by the time it gets bad. But if you hold onto your phones longer you should certainly look into that.

I always keep my Tesla between 50-80%. They recommend always just keeping it plugged in with an 80% cap, though that's mostly so that it doesn't drain to zero.
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Re: Do you charge your phone all night?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 04:52:09 PM »
suggested android app for 80% cap?

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Re: Do you charge your phone all night?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 05:18:03 PM »
Charging all night has nothing to do with the problem.

The problem is that Lithium batteries last longest if they are kept between 50-80%. If you always top them off or if you let them drain to nothing, they degrade faster. There are apps that will cap charging at 80%.

If you upgrade your phone every 2 years the amount of degradation won't matter that much as you'll just upgrade by the time it gets bad. But if you hold onto your phones longer you should certainly look into that.

I always keep my Tesla between 50-80%. They recommend always just keeping it plugged in with an 80% cap, though that's mostly so that it doesn't drain to zero.
so I have to choose between longer for shorter or shorter for longer

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Re: Do you charge your phone all night?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 05:19:35 PM »
so I have to choose between longer for shorter or shorter for longer
This is sounding like a Tanya shiur.
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Re: Do you charge your phone all night?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 05:22:02 PM »
Charging all night has nothing to do with the problem.

The problem is that Lithium batteries last longest if they are kept between 50-80%. If you always top them off or if you let them drain to nothing, they degrade faster. There are apps that will cap charging at 80%.

If you upgrade your phone every 2 years the amount of degradation won't matter that much as you'll just upgrade by the time it gets bad. But if you hold onto your phones longer you should certainly look into that.

I always keep my Tesla between 50-80%. They recommend always just keeping it plugged in with an 80% cap, though that's mostly so that it doesn't drain to zero.
the cost of a replacement battery should also be considered usually $150 if done professionally. On a phone over $300+ this can extend the usable life of a device an additional 2 years without any pain of not having a fully charged phone

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Re: Do you charge your phone all night?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 06:30:22 PM »
This is sounding like a Tanya shiur.
sounds interesting, but I wouldn’t know

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Re: Do you charge your phone all night?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 07:24:13 PM »
sounds interesting, but I wouldn’t know
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Re: Do you charge your phone all night?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 07:58:45 PM »
This seems to be like a boxers or briefs question. Some hold charging it all night will greatly reduce the overall life of the battery and others hold it wont have an affect.

What do you do?
You can charge to 100% without an issue. The main problem is keep topping the battery off which is what happens overnight. The other main culprit is the new fast chargers. You ever feel your battery getting hot when charging? Two things that batteries hate is cold and heat.
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Re: Do you charge your phone all night?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 10:08:25 PM »
You can charge to 100% without an issue. The main problem is keep topping the battery off which is what happens overnight. The other main culprit is the new fast chargers. You ever feel your battery getting hot when charging? Two things that batteries hate is cold and heat.
+1 if charging overnight there's no need for a quickcharge
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Re: Do you charge your phone all night?
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2019, 09:52:58 AM »
Charging all night has nothing to do with the problem.

The problem is that Lithium batteries last longest if they are kept between 50-80%. If you always top them off or if you let them drain to nothing, they degrade faster. There are apps that will cap charging at 80%.

If you upgrade your phone every 2 years the amount of degradation won't matter that much as you'll just upgrade by the time it gets bad. But if you hold onto your phones longer you should certainly look into that.

I always keep my Tesla between 50-80%. They recommend always just keeping it plugged in with an 80% cap, though that's mostly so that it doesn't drain to zero.
What's with a laptop?
Is it a problem if it's always plugged in?

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Re: Do you charge your phone all night?
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2019, 02:55:10 AM »
What's with a laptop?
Is it a problem if it's always plugged in?
Yes no different it has a battery just like your phone has a battery just a bit bigger.
   You remind me of a cousin of mine who popped his battery out and kept his laptop plugged in versus having his battery as he claimed it would drain his battery while charging it, and  only use his battery when he was traveling.
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Re: Do you charge your phone all night?
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2019, 02:56:46 AM »
I actually keep my devices charging all night but with a power bank that cuts off the charging after reaching 100%.
    In my opinion all new chargers should have the ability to set your desired charger amount, and once that's reached the phone will automatically stop charging.
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