Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates)

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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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One person at the phone store had told us to let it drain and only charge it until it's charged. In other words, his advice was never leave it plugged in overnight. This might be true, but I plug it in overnight. I also plug it in the car fairly frequently. 

Mar 11, 2017 03:55 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I don't dare drain the battery.... I recharge every evening....without fail!!!

Mar 11, 2017 10:17 AM
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Bob Crane
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I get advice on both sides of this issue, I just plug it in when i think about it or when it really needs it.

Mar 11, 2017 09:03 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I was just told the let the battery completely drain ever month or so. Then recharge fully.  In the meantime ... let the battery get to about 10% before recharging.  It will make it last longer.  

Mar 11, 2017 07:51 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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I think that was true on the older phones...but I guess it depends on what kind of phone... It is usually half charged whenver I get a new one, and I charge it any time.  I also shut my phone off at night and leave it charged all night... Doesn't seem to hurt it... mine is an iPhone

Mar 11, 2017 07:30 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your have some good advice. I recharge my phone at the end of the day.

Mar 11, 2017 06:59 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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not good to over charge the battery

Mar 11, 2017 06:28 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Better to drain it then leave it plugged in, but i dont always seem to follow my own advice

Mar 11, 2017 06:19 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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From what I've read - drain all the way then recharge - IMO however, it doesn't really matter since you'll be getting a new phone and/or battery within a year anyway!

Mar 11, 2017 05:43 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I just read somewhere it is not good for your lithium battery to go below 25% as it lessens it's recovery. Might want to look that up. I was surprised.

Mar 11, 2017 05:13 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Whatever the user manual states!! 

Mar 11, 2017 04:08 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I follow the advice of the "expert" who has sold me the phone.  

Mar 11, 2017 03:51 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - it is recommended that we drain the battery for the brand new phone - read somewhere...

Mar 11, 2017 09:39 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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With Iphone the first time you have to use whatever charge you got till the end and only after that recharge. I try to keep my phone( as the rest of my devices) fully charged most of the time. 

Mar 11, 2017 08:59 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
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I keep my phone plugged in all the time and have had no problems, but now that you asked the question I will double check with the retail consultant.

Mar 11, 2017 07:59 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
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Mar 11, 2017 05:48 PM
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William Feela
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I charge mine at nigh...seldom goes dead before and it has been 4 years with no battery usage lost

Mar 11, 2017 05:25 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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I follow what they told me when I bought my phone. I don't plug it in at night.

Mar 11, 2017 03:42 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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My people said drain it. 

Mar 11, 2017 03:12 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I hear varying ideas on this. I have found battery will start draining faster just short of the 2 year contract date. I can limp it along or for a couple of months but think they plan it this way so we want to trade up sooner. I charge mine when ever it needs it, at home, office, in the car or my portable phone charger. There is no routine except at night on the charger.

Mar 11, 2017 01:20 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Letting it drain is the best policy.  It reduces the wear and tear on the battery.  Leaving it plugged in overnight shortens the battery life.  Older batteries had a "memory" so this was a much bigger issue in the past.

Mar 11, 2017 11:49 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
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Wow, lots of interesting answers.  I just plug it in overnight and if it's low in the car.  I don't treat new or old batteries any differently....-Kasey

Mar 11, 2017 11:44 AM
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Pavel Redko
KWC Greater Atlanta - Canton, GA
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New batteries don't have as much of an issue with 'battery memory' as before, so you shouldn't have to worry about draining between charges!

Mar 11, 2017 10:19 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I plug in my phone into the wall and it works!  The telephone company provides the electricity to run it.

Mar 11, 2017 10:06 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I plug mine in overnight, whether it needs it or not!  I also have a Mophie on my phone so that I don't have to plug it in during the day at all.  Thankfully, I don't have any issues with my battery dying during the day any longer!

Mar 11, 2017 09:45 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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I would ask the manufacturer.

Mar 11, 2017 07:40 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Batteries have their own rules such as they can only be charged and drained so many times and each battery knows this. Just jump in & use

Mar 11, 2017 06:55 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have lots of great answers here

Mar 11, 2017 06:48 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl Since we stopped using Nickel Cadium batteries that had a memory, the new Lithium Ion batteries don't have this problem.

Mar 11, 2017 06:35 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Clueless, keep it charged to keep in contact works for me!

Mar 11, 2017 05:54 AM
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Steven De Nazareth
HomeWarrantyReviews.com - Grandville, MI
Digital Marketer and Home Warranty Researcher

The life of the battery must be prolonged. And you do that when you don't cause more stress on the battery system. 

When it's draining out, please make sure that it doesn't come below 15%. If it does and you're still using the phone then there is some stress building up to supply power to all the resources the phone is demanding. 

And if you overcharge it, you're simply exerting the capacities it was built for. 

Anyway, the battery systems are much advanced now and can really give you long working cycles of charging and discharging. Some batteries auto cut off when it's overcharged and some polymer based batteries can give you the same charging cycles even if you charge it at 2%.

What I'd do is Charge it by 20 or 25% and try not to overcharge it during the night & remove the plug as soon as it hits 100%

Hope this helps!

Mar 11, 2017 05:53 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I have always believed it is better to deplete then recharge.

Mar 11, 2017 05:52 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

drain it to keep battery strong....

Mar 11, 2017 05:38 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've read people recommend both strategies.  So, I don't know.

Mar 11, 2017 05:17 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Lithium Ion batteries do not have memory. However they do have an explosive personality, meaning you should leave them in the mailbox in front of the house when you sleep.

There is no need to drain battery, UNLESS your NEW phone has a flip cover. In that case, all bets of off.

Mar 11, 2017 05:02 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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iPhone Batteries don't have "memory" like they used to when they needed to drain-per Verizon. I plug mine in all the time, I've had mine 3.0 years and the previous phone 3 years too, no battery issues. That said, do what the manual says.

Mar 11, 2017 04:52 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I plug it in all the time

Mar 11, 2017 04:47 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I have no idea, but I've heard it's better not to keep the phone charging all the time.

Mar 11, 2017 04:34 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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not sure these days

Mar 11, 2017 04:32 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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I have heard whole bunches of different things on this.. honestly I don't know which is true.

Dec 10, 2017 09:01 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Newer batteries don't have a memory so it really doesn't matter.

Mar 12, 2017 06:54 AM