1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 20, 2011 1:48 PM by SuzyQ

    Using phone while battery is charging


      This is probably a stupid question from a novice cell phone user, but here it is.  I have an LG Cosmos touch.  Can I turn on the phone and use it while the battery is charging or can I disconnect it before it has fully charged so that I can use it?  I am having trouble anticipating when it will need to be charged and then find myself without a phone when I have to stop and charge it. 

        • 1. Re: Using phone while battery is charging
          There are no stupid questions - and yours is a good one!

          The newer Li-Ion cell phone batteries do not have "memory", so partial charges or "topping off" a charge do not have the same effect as with the older NiMh or NiCad batteries (and there is debate over the NiMh memory effect as well, but that's another topic!) Yes, you can use the phone with a partial charge.

          It's probably better to fully charge the phone each night, or every other night if it gets you through two days. If, like my BB, it lasts about a day and a half, just charge it each night, so you start each day with a full charge.

          And I do use my phone when it is on the charger if I have to; I've heard advice both ways (it's ok and don't do it!)