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12-07-2018, 05:30 PM
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How often and when do you charge your mobile phone?

Do you wait until it's right down to 0 or do you charge it when it's between say 20 and 40%?

Are you one of those who charge overnight?

I find that I'll charge to 100% just before going to bed. That way I'll only lose something like 10% or so listening to podcasts and have 80 something left in the morning. And in the morning, with my first cup of coffee, is when I listen to music on it, knowing it won't run out of charge.

I helped out a nurse when I was in hospital recently. She needed to charge using a USB-C lead which are still quite rare on phones and I was able to lend her mine for an hour.

Of course, I'm a geek and have 3 phones (1 too many, really, 2 is ideal) so rarely have I not got a device with some charge on it.

I really have too many gadgets: 3 phones, a MacBook, an iPad, 5 pairs of head/earphones, an Apple Watch all of which require charging. Of course I don't use them all at once.

I'm finding it hard to get on with Android on my Honor 10 after being used to iPhones.
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12-07-2018, 05:38 PM
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Re: How often and when do you charge your mobile phone?

Once the battery level is 25% or less. You can over charge by topping up the charge and it lessens the battery life. The guy in Three told me this..
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12-07-2018, 05:39 PM
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Re: How often and when do you charge your mobile phone?

Letting it get down to 0% is more dangerous. Most phones have a built in regulator which varies between 98 and 100% at the other end. So it's impossible to overcharge.
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12-07-2018, 05:42 PM
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Re: How often and when do you charge your mobile phone?

I charge mine when it reminds me usually at 14% unless I'm about to go out then I chance it will last until I get back.
I never let it run out completely.
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12-07-2018, 05:47 PM
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Re: How often and when do you charge your mobile phone?

Originally Posted by TessA ->
I charge mine when it reminds me usually at 14% unless I'm about to go out then I chance it will last until I get back.
I never let it run out completely.
That's the sensible thing to do. I find myself charging when it gets to around 50% so I don't know at what point it would remind me.

Coming out of a 4 day hospital stay, my iPad was still at 76% and my 2 other phones were in the 30% range.
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Re: How often and when do you charge your mobile phone?

Android phones have a battery saver option which kicks in when the battery drops to a certain level so you can use it a bit longer before charging. They also `beep` to let you know when to charge your phone.

IMO in it's pure form (no bloat from phone manufacturers), Android Orio (8.1.0) is superior to Apple's offering.
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12-07-2018, 05:51 PM
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Re: How often and when do you charge your mobile phone?

When it reminds me plus, I have a charging lead in the car. Or for emergencies, a portable charging module.
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12-07-2018, 05:53 PM
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Re: How often and when do you charge your mobile phone?

Originally Posted by Judd ->
Android phones have a battery saver option which kicks in when the battery drops to a certain level so you can use it a bit longer before charging. They also `beep` to let you know when to charge your phone.

IMO in it's pure form (no bloat from phone manufacturers), Android Orio (8.1.0) is superior to Apple's offering.
I've got the Honor 10 with Oreo and an iPhone X. The Honor has very little bloat on it and is very fast but I couldn't say if it was superior to an iPhone.

There is a lot to say for the simplicity of iPhones and the fact that they are supported more than any Android.

The Honor 10 does have aptX HD on it, though, and it's very subtle but I can notice an improvement over the aac codec Apple uses. That, plus I wanted a phone that was 128GB without a microSD slot.
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12-07-2018, 05:59 PM
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Re: How often and when do you charge your mobile phone?

My phone will last two weeks, before it needs charging, but, if I use it to post, it will last just a day. Like Judd mine is the same.
Takes two hours to be fully charged.
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12-07-2018, 06:03 PM
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I charge mine every couple of months or so, as it is very rarely used.
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