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I've been having my Nexus 4 since late December. Great phone! The thing is that every night before I go to bed I read the social feeds to drain the battery and plug it in for a charge for the whole night. The question is, is it a problem if I leave it on a charge all night? Won't the battery suffer from this?

This might not be specific for the Nexus and anyone with a phone might want to know this.

Best regards, Robert

asked Feb 13 '13 at 01:17

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Correct me if I'm wrong, nexus fans, but I believe most phones nowadays carry a lithium polymer battery. These batteries don't mind being on the charger for a little extra time. Especially a few hours. Now if it was going to be plugged in for a week I'd advise against that. That could lower the batteries lifetime a little. But for a few extra hours over night is fine. I do it all the time for my iPhone 4S and it's been fine since I got it which was on its release day. Just don't charge it when it only dropped to 80% battery, that's the worst way to drop the batteries capabilities. Wait for 20 percent or less.

answered Feb 13 '13 at 08:01

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The thing with batteries is that no one seems to know the best way to charge them. Ideas comes in fads, It used to be said to wait for it to drain all the way, now they are saying to charge it at about 50%. There was a time when leaving it on a charger was not bad... at this time, leaving it on is just fine over night, but next week there might be a different fad.

answered Feb 13 '13 at 10:47

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Of course it is! How are you supposed to charge your phone for the next day

answered Feb 13 '13 at 07:49

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Of course! I do that every night before I go to school or work. On the weekends I drain the battery and charge it back up again.

answered Feb 13 '13 at 07:59

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Yes indeed! Most phones comes with a 'smart' charger, meaning it cuts out when your phone is charged. Otherwise, we'd have a lot more battery problems.

answered Feb 13 '13 at 08:06

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edited Feb 13 '13 at 08:06

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