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First Charge
chatting1
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How long should you let the phone charge the first  time out of the box?

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JoshuaYP
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Charge the initial 24-hour battery charge with the cell phone turned off.

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PJNC284
Sr. Member

I've never pre-charged a phone and haven't noticed any negative effects.  Do note that it'll probably end up taking longer to charge if you're playing with it.

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Suburban78
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Agreed, I also have never done the initial 24hr phone off charged and never had an issue. What you need to be careful about with the new batteries is running them dead. I never run my fascinate below 20%. Once the indicator shows yellow it's on the charger. I get 12hrs + with heavy texting, browsing and a hour + phone use.
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PJNC284
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yeah apparently there's no benefit in fully discharging lithium ion batteries and you're better off recharging after a partial discharge and full discharging it maybe once a month to keep the calibration accurate.

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M91-30
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I, personally, charge it when I first get it. now, charging this phone on or off has the same effect, so the phone being off is unimportant, in reality. as far as the  24 hour charge, I don't know who ever came up withthat, because these phones terminate charging once full and keep telling you to unplug it, discouraging you from doing this. once a battery's full, the fact is, it's full (new or not), making the extended initial charge idea confusing to me.

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