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Charging iPhone overnight - bad?
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frankthetank966
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Jul 10, 2010, 08:39 AM
 
I occasionally forget to unplug my iPhone before I go to sleep and it winds up Charging overnight (about 6-7 hours). With my nokia it wasn't an issue because it
Would automatically stop charging once the battery is full. What is the situation with the iPhone? Is it bad to leave in the charger overnight?
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Jul 10, 2010, 09:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by frankthetank966 View Post
I occasionally forget to unplug my iPhone before I go to sleep and it winds up Charcot overnight (about 6-7 hours).


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Jul 10, 2010, 09:26 AM
 
Hahaha I meant charging
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Jul 10, 2010, 09:26 AM
 
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Jul 10, 2010, 09:42 AM
 
AFAIK, once the phone is fully charged, it will only continue with a trickle charge, to keep it charged at 100%.

I leave mine in the charger overnight with no worries.

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Jul 10, 2010, 09:48 AM
 
I've always left mine to charge overnight. There's no issue.
     
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Jul 10, 2010, 10:09 AM
 
Never had or observed a problem myself.
     
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Jul 10, 2010, 02:55 PM
 
Yeah I always leave mine in the dock overnight.

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Jul 10, 2010, 03:14 PM
 
I also almost always charge overnight. Never had an issue either.
     
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Jul 11, 2010, 09:44 PM
 
Thanks for the replies!
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Jul 11, 2010, 10:59 PM
 
i've been leaving it plugged in all night and after 2 or so years the battery seems quite dead and the phone is overheating... not sure if thats related or not
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Jul 21, 2010, 09:18 PM
 
Nearly all modern electronics will charge up and then stay topped off with a trickle charge. Leaving your iPhone plugged in all night is to be expected and won't hurt it.
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Jul 22, 2010, 12:05 AM
 
I left my original iPhone plugged in overnight and all day Saturdays for exactly 3 years until I got my iPhone 4 last week. The battery always lasted me through a day of moderate usage with no problems.
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