Battery life

September 18, 2009 7:03am CST
Is it true that if you charge something like a cell phone or handheld game and use it while its recharging, the battery life begins to decrease?
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4 responses
@Archie0 (4667)
18 Sep 09
Well i heard that if you put your phone over charging and if you are using your phone keeping it on the charger itself then you might loose the battery life for sure, as well it is really not recommended to use the cell phone when it is in that condition.
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18 Sep 09
Ok, so its best to turn it off while it charges?
• American Samoa
18 Sep 09
yes, it might also damage the phone and the charger not just the battery life. i tried it once, i've charged my cellphone with the charger on and i played games and the phone started to heat up. after full charging, the phone gave up so with the battery. i tried to turn it on again and checked the battery bar and it turned to two instead of four :(
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@anurag3786 (6273)
• India
18 Sep 09
I think it's not true..it's only people's view's ...by my side i think..there is no harm...of using mobile while...you getting it charging...and you can play..games ot talking to anyone on mobile while you charged mobile..
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@rosekiss (30308)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Sep 09
I don't know if that is true or not, as I have never hand that happen to me. I do use my phone while it is charging, but also, when it is done charging, I do remove it from the charger, as we should never ever leave it on the charger. I believe that certainly would cause the battery to go down much faster. I also wait until I get the low battery warning before I charge the phone, as you should always wait for the low battery waarning, as if you charge it up to soon, that will shorten the life and it won't charge up completely, like it should. My phone has a long life battery in it, but when my daughter and I do texting, it only seems to last a day. I guess it really uses a lot of juice texting. I try to avoid doing to many texts, but my daughter and I will text for a long time. All in all, I believe my battery lasts longer in this phone, than in any other phone I have had. Have a good day, and happy mylotting.