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    This is one of the oddest quirks I've ever seen in a smartphone. If I power off the phone but leave it plugged in, it immediately restarts the phone. Why does it do this? I could power off the iPhone, leave it on the power cable, and it stayed off. This is just.. crazy.
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    Welcome to Windows Phone. This has been a consistent characteristic of the Windows Phone OS, at least for the couple of years I've used it. As far as I know, there is no way keep the phone powered down while charging.
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    Ya, its always been that way. Not sure why you would want it off while charging. Doubt it will charge that much faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spaulagain View Post
    Ya, its always been that way. Not sure why you would want it off while charging. Doubt it will charge that much faster.
    Most people just charge at night, maybe he doesn't want texts or calls or emails or game notifications or...etc
    ...to come through.

    Maybe he has an alarm clock.

    I don't worry about that and I don't own an alarm clock...maybe he does...
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    Solution: airplane mode
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_icon12 View Post
    Solution: airplane mode
    True, might as well be off though. Just some oddities still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ Thunder View Post
    True, might as well be off though. Just some oddities still.
    Still, this is the way the os works. It doesn't mean it's inferior to any other os, just works different. No need to make it like another os. Embrace the differences.
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    That's how it's been, but I've learned to put it on airplane mode, which charges almost as fast as having the device off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wbdillworth View Post
    Still, this is the way the os works. It doesn't mean it's inferior to any other os, just works different. No need to make it like another os. Embrace the differences.
    This I don't mind, others I do.
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    What's remarkable is when I plug it in in the morning, it has lost almost 20% of its power while off! Incredible battery inefficiency.
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    I once read that this was due to the fact that the OS is in command of the charging process, therefore it must be running while it is plugged in. It may or may not be true but it seemed credible when I read it. This was back in the WP7 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arjeel View Post
    I once read that this was due to the fact that the OS is in command of the charging process, therefore it must be running while it is plugged in. It may or may not be true but it seemed credible when I read it. This was back in the WP7 days.
    Interesting, is this the case for W8 tablets?
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    The reason you want the phone to power down while charging is to extend the life of your battery. It's kind of like not letting your phone die completely, because it effects the functionality of your phone.

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