I started charging my Bold at 8 PM, it's currently 8 AM and the light is green. The sales lady told me I need to leave it hooked up to the charger for 18 hours? Is this true? If I can start using it, is it alright if I immediately connect it to my computer and transfer files?
Oh and one more thing, I checked out the Battery Life Guide you guys have up, but when I opened the Bold box, I just immediately hooked it up to the wall charger, didn't really drain the energy, would I run into any problems thanks to this? Thanks guys!
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As soon as it stops showing the yellow lighting shape on the battery icon, its charged. over charging is pointless.
the type of battery in the bold has a "memory" and so the amount you charge it is remembered and thus once has reached its peaked of full cycles (i.e. 0-100%) it will have performance issues. charging it when its at 90% for 30 mins for example, everyday is better for the life of the battery.
there is no need to drain and charge etc.
(this is from what ive read about these type of batterys)
though I never knew about the whole "battery drain/recharge" for other kinds of batteries in other phones ive had, and i never had a problem anyway.
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