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What is the current reccomendations on battery charging? Should one wait until the phone power has dropped to its lowest level say 5% to 10% before recharging? The thinking being that it this prolongs the life of the battery.

 

I did this on my Note 3 and the battery is still pretty and lasts the whole day.

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Superuser I
Superuser I

It's a subjective topic. 

 

Many have their own preferences. 

 

Me...

 

I top up regularly on normal charge. 

 

I only fast charge if I need a quick boost. 

 

I find that not letting my battery drop below 20% and charging to 99% keeps my battery in good shape. 

 

Don't let it completely deplete. 

 

The best battery tip I was given years ago was to turn Off the battery % sign in the status bar and just enjoy the phone. 

 

 

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 10+ 5G _256Gb > Model: SM-N976B._ Samsung One Ui / Pie.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

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Superuser I
Superuser I

It's a subjective topic. 

 

Many have their own preferences. 

 

Me...

 

I top up regularly on normal charge. 

 

I only fast charge if I need a quick boost. 

 

I find that not letting my battery drop below 20% and charging to 99% keeps my battery in good shape. 

 

Don't let it completely deplete. 

 

The best battery tip I was given years ago was to turn Off the battery % sign in the status bar and just enjoy the phone. 

 

 

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 10+ 5G _256Gb > Model: SM-N976B._ Samsung One Ui / Pie.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

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yah I don't leave it charging overnight

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Allowing your batterydrop limits the number of cycles the battery has thereby making it loose its life, so i suggest you top up charge whenever you notice your battery is going below 50% because at 10% you already have 90% DOD which reduces it cycle 

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@Anthoko wrote:

Allowing your batterydrop limits the number of cycles the battery has thereby making it loose its life, so i suggest you top up charge whenever you notice your battery is going below 50% because at 10% you already have 90% DOD which reduces it cycle 


As far as battery cycles go 2 X 50% charges = 1 cycle or 1 X 90% charge + 1 X 10% charge = 1 cycle. It doesn't matter how you split it up. You don't avoid a cycle by charging before 50%. Cycle count is only an indication of battery health anyway, you can't improve your battery health by somehow cheating the cycle count, it's really irrelevant to the question being asked.

 

 

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