1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I'm new to mobile devices, this lumia 521 was provided from caregivers for easier contact. It sits unused for days at a time-bad eyes, easily strained-it is then dead after no use. Has nokia battery. I guess I eventually will want to know how long it lasts for other uses too. Thanks in advance.
    02-26-2015 07:42 PM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    Battery depends on use. Could be 4 hours if used solidly. Could be 5 days if not used at all.

    Plug your phone in each night and unplug it in the morning. That is what most people do.

    If you don't use it at all, you might be able to charge every couple of days, but it's easier to get in a routine and then the phone is always ready to use.
    02-26-2015 07:54 PM
  3. ML10's Avatar
    Battery depends on use. Could be 4 hours if used solidly. Could be 5 days if not used at all.

    Plug your phone in each night and unplug it in the morning. That is what most people do.

    If you don't use it at all, you might be able to charge every couple of days, but it's easier to get in a routine and then the phone is always ready to use.
    It takes an two hours at max to charge. So charging overnight for what, 8 or 9 hours can burn your battery. If you can, just charge after work and then shut off completely before bed.

    Anyway.... my battery on the 521 unused lasts a while, a week. But if used moderately, you could be at 50% if used from 9AM-3PM.
    02-26-2015 07:58 PM
  4. realwarder's Avatar
    It takes an two hours at max to charge. So charging overnight for what, 8 or 9 hours can burn your battery. If you can, just charge after work and then shut off completely before bed.

    Anyway.... my battery on the 521 unused lasts a while, a week. But if used moderately, you could be at 50% if used from 9AM-3PM.
    You cannot "Burn a battery".

    Chargers do not 'overcharge' batteries these days. You can charge pretty much how you like, when you like. If you always let your battery go flat it will wear out quicker than if you charge daily.
    02-26-2015 08:52 PM
  5. ML10's Avatar
    You cannot "Burn a battery".

    Chargers do not 'overcharge' batteries these days. You can charge pretty much how you like, when you like. If you always let your battery go flat it will wear out quicker than if you charge daily.
    I didn't say that you shouldn't charge daily.

    Hmm... Logic tells me that if I leave a wire pumping electricity without a current blocker, it will do some sort of damage to the phone. Besides, you are wasting electricity by charging uselessly.
    02-26-2015 09:09 PM
  6. realwarder's Avatar
    I didn't say that you shouldn't charge daily.

    Hmm... Logic tells me that if I leave a wire pumping electricity without a current blocker, it will do some sort of damage to the phone. Besides, you are wasting electricity by charging uselessly.
    Todays charge management ICs are incredibly sophisticated and very high efficiency and so no, when the phone doesn't need power, it gets none and the waste is tiny.

    As I said, You can charge pretty much how you like, when you like. With peace of mind.
    02-26-2015 11:10 PM

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