Charging battery 4 to 6 hours first upon buy new cell phone,myth?

Indonesia
March 20, 2012 10:43pm CST
I noticed that the shopkeeper always suggest us to charge cell phone battery about 4 to 6 hours first every time we buy new cell phone. Even though the latest model of cell phone only require less than one hour to fully charge its battery. They always say that the battery life will be last longer if we follow the tips. I am sure many of us experience same thing and I usually do not want to take a risk and better to charge the cell phone longer at first, even the charging process usually done faster..No harm to do it for night long rather than let the risk to have battery problem in the future.. what do you think about this tips? Is it a myth or factual? Have you ever take risk not charge that long?
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14 responses
@bhonti (1247)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Of course this is true. The battery technically has to be charged this long for the first time to maximize its potential. I don't remember why, it was a long time ago when we discussed it in our class during college. Something to do with the charge and the chemicals I think.
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@Runite (307)
• United States
21 Mar 12
There's no harm charging it 4 to 6 hours but it usually take my iPhone a hour or less to get back to 100%.
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• India
21 Mar 12
this is just the myth don't ever over charge your mobile. have you ever read in instructions that you should charge 4 to 6 hours your mobile first time.you must say NO then don't do it. if it would be something like that then company must define it in instructions.if it's not in instruction then don't do it and i think you don't need it to do it. never ever put your mobile whole night charging. whole night charging and overcharging reduce your phone's bettery life. overcharging simply damage your mobile's bettery. your bettery could increase because of overcharging.
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• Indonesia
21 Mar 12
I doing that too, when I buy new phone, I don't want to take a risk in the future and now my handphone battery not have any problem
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• China
21 Mar 12
our chemical teacher tols us its just wrong.We only need charge our cell phone's battery according to instruction book.
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• Indonesia
21 Mar 12
they must be have strong reason for the advice and I wouldn't say that this is myth. but may be as the technology moved, some tips like this may not appropiate again. but of course if the shopkeeper give this advice for my new gadget, I would very appreciate it and practice it. there's nothing wrong but avoid the risk, right??
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• Philippines
21 Mar 12
actually they were used in saying that we have to charge for atleast like this and like that... but since technology is upgrading as long as your battery reaches the fully charged stage then you will no longer need to charge it for 6 hours... or so... because over charging a battery sometimes not good... it will damage the battery... so always keep an eye on your cellphone when you charge it and of course sometimes overcharging cause explosion or damaging the charger as well.. i learned that in school i am a graduate of electronics and communication engineering...
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@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
Hi, when i bought my cellphone the sales lady said to me that i need to drain first the factory charge before i charge it,they said that i need 4 to 5 hours charging with my battery of course i followed it but my battery was fulled after 2 hours,i said i think that sales lady didn't know well her products.
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
9 Apr 12
i think that only applies to the initial charging and i used to do that too. but when i had this phone i have right now, i didn't do the initial charging anymore.
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
6 Apr 12
You only need charging mobile phones are switched off, until the battery is full. No need for hours, just until the battery is full.
@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
27 Mar 12
in general as regards batteries on mobile phones it is good to fully charge and leave discarge completely and re-charge fully...in this way the battery cycle is always complete and so it won't be interrupted during the time...
• India
25 Mar 12
Hi, Yes, it is necessary to recharge the cell phone until it is fully charged when we buy new cell phone..after that every time when u plug in your cell phone remove it after it charged completely..don't keep plugged in even after charged 100%.Try to remove immediately after recharged..Thank You
@fergus (819)
• Ireland
24 Mar 12
Hi omchesunche, i never new we had to do this with todays phones i tough this was only done on the old phones.
@rosekiss (30268)
• Eugene, Oregon
22 Mar 12
When I first charged my new cell phone, it did take that long and longer, but once the initial charge was completed, the subsequent charges have only been about an hour and a half to two hours to charge it. I also will wait until I get the low battery indication before I charge it as well, as it is better for it if, to get the full potential out of it. I don't really think that it is a myth, as like I said the first charge will take longer than the rest, and also I think it depends on the phone as well, and the size of the battery. It only stands to reason that the smaller batteries won't take as long to charge as the bigger batteries do. Ansyway, it is always best to let if fully discharge before you charge it up again. Take care, and have fun.