Attention: The forums will be placed on read only mode this Saturday (Oct. 20, 2018)

During this outage (6:30 AM to 8 PM PDT) the forums will be placed on read only mode. We apologize for this inconvenience. Click here to read details

Phones forum

General discussion

Cell Phone Battery Maintenance question

by grandpaw7 / August 11, 2005 3:36 AM PDT

I read that when I get a new cell phone battery I should fully charge and fully discharge it a few times. But when I charge the battery using the charger supplied with the phone, it apparently shuts down after perhaps six or seven hours,indicating that the battery is fully charged. What I want to know is whether the battery is still getting a charge even though the charging message or light on the phone is no longer there, so that it looks like no charging is taking place. If not, I don't understand what good it does to keep the battery in charge mode after the message or light goes off. Yet, the recommendation to charge it up to 24 hours is commonplace in websites about the care and maintenance of cell phone batteries.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Cell Phone Battery Maintenance question
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Cell Phone Battery Maintenance question
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

FALL TV PREMIERES

Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!