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How often should i charge my phone to 100%?

Hello everyone, English is not my mother tongue and i hope you understand what i say. So, i charge my phone till 80-82% sometimes even 90% and that happens because i forget to remove the charger lol and i let it drop till 15%, sometimes 10% and rarely 5%. I bought my Samsung A71 on 1st of March this year which was my birthday that day and since that day i have charged my phone to 100% like 4-5 times or so and my question is basically the title, how often should i charge my phone to 100%? Is the "charging at 80% will improve battery life, improve longevity and prevent any battery damages" thing still a thing nowadays? or am i just wasting my time? Thank you for any help!

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20 minutes ago, AleksiDj73 said:

Is the "charging at 80% will improve battery life, improve longevity and prevent any battery damages" thing still a thing nowadays?

Yes, but never worth the long term inconvenience. The best advice for a more sustainable charging pattern nowadays is to not use fast charging and use standard 5W 2A charge. And of course the rigmoral of dont get it too cold or too hot, and keeping it away from dropoff of 10-0% unless its emergency or you dont have any power outlet nor powerbank.

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32 minutes ago, AleksiDj73 said:

Hello everyone, English is not my mother tongue and i hope you understand what i say. So, i charge my phone till 80-82% sometimes even 90% and that happens because i forget to remove the charger lol and i let it drop till 15%, sometimes 10% and rarely 5%. I bought my Samsung A71 on 1st of March this year which was my birthday that day and since that day i have charged my phone to 100% like 4-5 times or so and my question is basically the title, how often should i charge my phone to 100%? Is the "charging at 80% will improve battery life, improve longevity and prevent any battery damages" thing still a thing nowadays? or am i just wasting my time? Thank you for any help!

" Android phone manufacturers, including Samsung, say the same. “Do not leave your phone connected to the charger for long periods of time or overnight." Huawei says, "Keeping your battery level as close to the middle (30% to 70%) as possible can effectively prolong the battery life." "

 

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...and yet, for all the faults my LG G6 has, I've never once thought about this.  Sometimes I charge overnight...I either use Fast Charge or 2A charger in the car (and I don't think about it), and it's often charged to 100%.  The phone is more than 4 years old now (definitely due for an upgrade), and I do charge it often, but if I don't play games on it and just use it for phone calls, it still easily lasts all day.

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53 minutes ago, AleksiDj73 said:

how often should i charge my phone to 100%?

Sony phone does this automatically, i limited mine to 80% and it will request to charge to 100% occasionally

but only to check battery health, and not for the battery health itself

 

53 minutes ago, AleksiDj73 said:

Is the "charging at 80% will improve battery life, improve longevity and prevent any battery damages" thing still a thing nowadays? or am i just wasting my time?

i would assume so, yes

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48 minutes ago, SorryClaire said:

Yes, but never worth the long term inconvenience. The best advice for a more sustainable charging pattern nowadays is to not use fast charging and use standard 5W 2A charge. And of course the rigmoral of dont get it too cold or too hot, and keeping it away from dropoff of 10-0% unless its emergency or you dont have any power outlet nor powerbank.

Thanks for the reply!

 

Well i'm gonna just charge my phone at 100% if i'm like going to travel and need that extra juice for the road then yeah when that time comes i'll charge my phone at 100%. I also barely use the fast charging, i leave it at default charging speed. I've used fast charging pretty much like 5 times or so since March and i always charge my phone with it's original charger which is a 15.0W and 3.0A so yeah. And about the last part yeah, before i go out to hang out with my friends, i check how much battery i have and if i am at like 20%, i'll leave it like till it goes 30% then head out because i never know how much i'll stay out so that extra 10% or so may be super useful but i don't have a problem with that cuz i always have around 40% battery when i hang out so no problems there.

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47 minutes ago, hirusha.adikari said:

" Android phone manufacturers, including Samsung, say the same. “Do not leave your phone connected to the charger for long periods of time or overnight." Huawei says, "Keeping your battery level as close to the middle (30% to 70%) as possible can effectively prolong the battery life." "

 

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Thanks for the reply!

 

I never leave my phone charge overnight, i used to do that with my old phone (Samsung A5 2017) but not with this one anymore. I have charged my current phone overnight like at least twice since March and i always charge my phone as i said till 80-82% and remove it from charging before i sleep so i have that in control

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37 minutes ago, PineyCreek said:

...and yet, for all the faults my LG G6 has, I've never once thought about this.  Sometimes I charge overnight...I either use Fast Charge or 2A charger in the car (and I don't think about it), and it's often charged to 100%.  The phone is more than 4 years old now (definitely due for an upgrade), and I do charge it often, but if I don't play games on it and just use it for phone calls, it still easily lasts all day.

No wonder why it lasts all day long lol, you use it for calls as you said so that's why it lasts all day long. My old phone which was the Samsung A5 2017, still works just fine but the battery was just dying quickly and i had it for 3.5 years and i replaced the battery only once but yeah with my old phone i was gaming every day and i needed to fully charge it twice every day because it was just dying too fast but thankfully i have a new phone right now

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28 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

Sony phone does this automatically, i limited mine to 80% and it will request to charge to 100% occasionally

but only to check battery health, and not for the battery health itself

 

i would assume so, yes

Thanks for the reply!

 

Yeah Sony phones, not Samsung lol. I use a software called AccuBattery and i have set it to charge till 80% but that though won't make my phone stop charging, when my phone reaches 80%, the phone will start vibrating 3 times to let me know that "hey it reached 80% remove the charger" but that won't stop charging the phone which is a bummer. I wish every phone has the feature that Sony phones has, stop charging whenever you want to but maybe in a few years i guess.

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Very simple. Connect the charger when the phone needs charging. Unplug the charger when the phone says the battery is full. The phone is intended for use. You should not buy anything that you do not dare to use or that you cannot afford to service.

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On 7/20/2021 at 6:04 AM, AleksiDj73 said:

No wonder why it lasts all day long lol, you use it for calls as you said so that's why it lasts all day long. My old phone which was the Samsung A5 2017, still works just fine but the battery was just dying quickly and i had it for 3.5 years and i replaced the battery only once but yeah with my old phone i was gaming every day and i needed to fully charge it twice every day because it was just dying too fast but thankfully i have a new phone right now

I don't use it just for phone calls, but I was indeed making that point. The throttled up CPU and GPU and screen activity are the biggest draws of power, naturally, and unless you're using speaker phone the phone will turn off the screen as soon as your face gets close to the screen.  I guess my point was that it's still usable and holds a charge.  Not as well as when it was new (because...duh), but it's not a situation after four years where even if I start a game up I immediately need to plug it in.  For comparison, I've never owned a handheld gaming system other than my phone, and it still hasn't become a hassle.

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On 7/21/2021 at 9:21 PM, Grumpy Old Man said:

Very simple. Connect the charger when the phone needs charging. Unplug the charger when the phone says the battery is full. The phone is intended for use. You should not buy anything that you do not dare to use or that you cannot afford to service.

Well i care about my phone, i ain't the type of person to say f all to my phone and not take care of it at all. If the fact is to charge between 15-20 till 80-90% to increase the longevity of battery and not drain faster, why not do it? No point to not to. If the fact is that, i should at least test it myself for like a year or so and see the results myself. Charging from 15-100% is rather carelessness simply because if you do not care about your phone, then ofc you will charge it at 100% not giving an f about your phone. I will see myself the results and will make my own conclusions to see if charging till 80-85% increases the battery life etc etc. Thanks for the reply tho

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If you’re routinely gaming, then charging habits are pretty irrelevant. The battery will wear down how it will, as all batteries do. 

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Just charge it to 100% This isn't something you should lose sleep over. The benefits of not fully charging are probably miniscule as far as battery life.

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On 8/1/2021 at 5:55 PM, Zodiark1593 said:

If you’re routinely gaming, then charging habits are pretty irrelevant. The battery will wear down how it will, as all batteries do. 

I'm not like routinely gaming, i play like 2 hours a day on my phone or sometimes 3 so it's not like i play 24/7 so yeah

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On 8/1/2021 at 6:34 PM, steelo said:

Just charge it to 100% This isn't something you should lose sleep over. The benefits of not fully charging are probably miniscule as far as battery life.

I don't lose sleep, i calculate every time how much my phone needs to be charged before i head to bed. I may lose like 10 minutes sleep sometimes but that doesn't bother me so i don't lose sleep

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I've actually had no problems with overnight charging, and with my Telegramming throughout the day, I still have just a bit under half. I'll typically run my phone a couple years until it fails catastropically (smashed, bricked, etc). Running an S9 that I bought in late 2018.

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