1. rbiasca's Avatar
    I know some laptop computers can gain better battery life by calibrating the OS and battery by draining then charging and so on. Does anyone know if the same is the case for cell phones, particularly windows phones?
    07-04-2012 03:41 PM
  2. canesfan625's Avatar
    I know some laptop computers can gain better battery life by calibrating the OS and battery by draining then charging and so on. Does anyone know if the same is the case for cell phones, particularly windows phones?
    calibration applies to any smart battery.
    07-04-2012 05:27 PM
  3. ninjaap's Avatar
    Not to WP. Discharging is the worst you can do to these phones. It was the same with WM. Just do a search of the forum and you will find that completely discharging your battery may result in not being able to start your phone up. I have owned 3 WP phones already and never conditioned any. Battery is worst the first 2-3 weeks but gets better after that. I don't follow any type of rule. I just plug it in when I can. I'll even plug it into my car charger even if I have 90% battery.
    07-04-2012 06:38 PM
  4. MrSean490's Avatar
    Not to WP. Discharging is the worst you can do to these phones. It was the same with WM. Just do a search of the forum and you will find that completely discharging your battery may result in not being able to start your phone up. I have owned 3 WP phones already and never conditioned any. Battery is worst the first 2-3 weeks but gets better after that. I don't follow any type of rule. I just plug it in when I can. I'll even plug it into my car charger even if I have 90% battery.
    I don't follow any rules either but quite a few times the battery has completely discharged on me. Still ends up booting fine though.
    07-04-2012 08:17 PM
  5. ninjaap's Avatar
    I don't follow any rules either but quite a few times the battery has completely discharged on me. Still ends up booting fine though.
    Its a random occurance. It has happened to me a couple times with the Focus. Luckily, it came back on after a couple days. Anyway, I'm talking from experience and from reading multiple posts on this subject in this forum. You don't have to take my word for it, but it sucks if it does happen.
    07-04-2012 09:53 PM
  6. HeyCori's Avatar
    I know some laptop computers can gain better battery life by calibrating the OS and battery by draining then charging and so on. Does anyone know if the same is the case for cell phones, particularly windows phones?
    Lithium ion batteries do not suffer from the "memory effect" like other batteries do. Calibrating them won't make a noticeable difference on the battery. I always charge before bed whether I'm at 90% or 40%.
    07-04-2012 10:33 PM
  7. rbiasca's Avatar
    I know they dont have memory issue's, but some os's can be calibrated to the battery so they know how much to charge it.
    07-04-2012 11:14 PM
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