New Cellphone question

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  1. iwouldbeme

    iwouldbeme New Member

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    Ok, got a new LG mint chocolate today and was wondering , how long do i charge it for initially? i didnt see anything on that
     
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    Usually it takes about three hours the average cell phone battery to become fully charged...although it varies depending on the battery.
     
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    Std. Li Ion battery 'training'
    Charge straight for 8 hours...
    then drain fully.
    Repeat if possible.
    battery should act normally after that.
     
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    ooo well, this is only my second phone (first one was just a crappy phone and defective to boot) but with my first it said to charge for i think 18 hours the first time, but the instruction booklet to this says to just make sure its fully charged the first time and just wondering if i should let it charge for longer or not
     
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    I usually keep it on charge at least an hour or two after it's full...
    then let it die.
    do that twice and you'll have a good measure of the life cycle of the battery.

    I'm doing the same thing now with my new Q

    also, keep in mind that the computer reads the voltage output from the battery to determine it's 'life' and show you how much battery you have on it's little display.

    since the phone is new, it isn't sure what it's capable of (yes, it was given a general idea from the factory) but it trains it's self as well.
     
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    thank you tall_dallas, so what would be the quickest most efficient way to drain the battery?
     
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    as well as, even though it says charge complete, i should just let it keep charging for the remaining 5 hours?
     
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    i have a chocolate too, when i first got mine i just charged it until it said charge complete.

    the thing that kills the battery the most is taking/sending/receiving pictures
     
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    quickest way (if you have two phones on the same carrier who often let you have free mobile to mobile) is just make a call and let them sit.

    or... just keep your charger handy. in your purse etc. and just use it normally and let it die.

    and no... once it's done. give it another hour or so then unplug it.
    as you get the battery trained it'll take more and hold more on a charge.
    (kindof like a woman getting used to her man LOL )
     
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    A decent charger will not overcharge, and the current will shut off when the battery is full, so no need to leave it hooked up too much longer, but it won't hurt it anyway. tall_dallas got it right; for the first couple of charges, leave the phone turned on continuously till it's dead dead dead, then recharge it. After that, with the new lithium batteries, you can recharge any time without ruining it, as was the problem with older types.
    Beware of aftermarket car chargers, they don't all shut off when the battery is full, and you can fry your battery. I think it's best to only use those in emergencies, and don't leave it on too long. Once you let the smoke out, you can't put it back in.

    Edit: How about that! I got to add some advice before Kronnie did. :p Just kidding... wasn't about sex anyway.
     
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    ok sheesh, does anyone know how to either resize the photos you can take or stretch them out to actually fit the screen size on the phone? i took a picture that i would like as my wallpaper but it has the white areas above and below it anyone know how to stretch them to fit?
     
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    Depends on the phone.
    my moto has an option after I set a pic as the background, I go to the setup for the phone and personal preferences has an option to select my wallpaper display as fit, or normal, or center, etc.

    this falls under the old addage.... RTFM

    :lol
     
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    do you like the chocolate? it seems like the new razr- popular and crappy