1. Traxan's Avatar
    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.
    12-24-2012 02:52 AM
  2. InnocuousScreenname's Avatar
    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.
    12-24-2012 02:57 AM
  3. spaulagain's Avatar
    Ya, its always been that way. Not sure why you would want it off while charging. Doubt it will charge that much faster.
    12-24-2012 03:21 AM
  4. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    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...
    12-24-2012 03:34 AM
  5. the_icon12's Avatar
    Solution: airplane mode
    12-24-2012 03:52 AM
  6. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    Solution: airplane mode
    True, might as well be off though. Just some oddities still.
    12-24-2012 09:26 PM
  7. 11B1P's Avatar
    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.
    12-24-2012 11:26 PM
  8. Duvi's Avatar
    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.
    12-25-2012 12:04 AM
  9. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    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.
    12-25-2012 01:39 AM
  10. Traxan's Avatar
    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.
    12-25-2012 01:01 PM
  11. arjeel's Avatar
    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.
    12-26-2012 04:24 PM
  12. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    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?
    12-29-2012 08:46 PM
  13. Zinoka's Avatar
    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.
    02-08-2013 01:24 AM

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