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Charging between 95% - 100% good or bad

(Topic created on: 11-05-2022 04:42 AM)
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ItzZia
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Hi everybody! Just want to ask you all a quick question.

Is it good for me to charge my phone between 95% - 100%? Or is it bad?
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BandOfBrothers
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People have different takes on this @ItzZia 

If a person is going to retain and use their phone for a good number of years then it's good practice to look after the battery as it doesn't have an infinity amount of charge cycles.

I think this is why Samsung has also put a setting on some phone's that allows the battery to charge to 85%.

Here is my preference which has stood me in good stead over the years.

I turn my phone off overnight and charge it to 100%.

If it was bad to do this then Samsung wouldn't let the phone charge to 100%.

Then I never let it drop below 15%.

I also prefer not to use fast charging unless I'm ever in need of a one off quick boost of the battery.

From Samsung How-can-i-optimise-and-extend-the-battery-life-on-my-samsung-galaxy-smartphone. 


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ItzZia
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That's a bit helpful. Thank u!
ItzZia
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Thank u so much.
ItzZia
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Maybe between 90% - 95% of battery will be ok throughout the day
Glenntech
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Really as @BandOfBrothers has said.
Though I don't turn my phone off.
I use just a slow charge, if I need to charge up quickly, if I'm going out etc.
I will just charge enough to get me through until I can charge normally again.
Also I don't use my phone when it's on charge.
Maybe read the odd text. But nothing processor demanding.
It heats up the phone and heating a battery reduces its life span as well.
Partly why I slow charge.
JAMES4578
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Different opinions though there will be a bit more pressure on the Battery if it is constantly fully charged, depends though on how often you upgrade. A school of thought that the optimum level is between 20 and 80%, however need to consider if that will be sufficient when out and  about if you do not have access to a charger.  personally I usually charge  when it drops to around 20%, but tend  to charge to 100%. I also try and avoid using the phone when it is being charged.  Some tips in this article but we all have our own ideas.  https://www.wired.co.uk/article/how-to-improve-battery-life-tips-myths-smartphones 

I do not work for Samsung or make Samsung Products but provide independent advice and valuable contributions.


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It is not good for the you need to run the battery down to 10% because if you keep charging it from 95% to 100% it is going to war the battery down and you even damage it so it is at least best practice to exercise the battery 🔋 and run it down to 15% or 10%.
ItzZia
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Thank u so much. Yesterday, my battery went down to 8% and i charged it 85% last night
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I like to try and make my batteries later as much as possible so that my phone and my tablet last a long time
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