The great debate of charging overnight.

Thanks to improved battery life and faster charge times, charging our phones is no longer something that we need to plan out ahead of time to ensure we don't find ourselves without any juice throughout the day. Even so, there's still a debate to be had about when the best time to charge your phone is – more specifically, a debate about whether or not it's a good idea to charge overnight while you sleep.

Some forum users recently got into a discussion about this over on our forums, and these are a few of the top answers.

tanson1011
12-16-2017 11:53 AM

I charge every night....why not. I'm sleeping.

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cbreze
12-16-2017 12:23 PM

Used to but now with an all day phone battery I don't see the logic in leaving it plugged in when it only takes about 90 min to fully charge. I do the charge before bedtime. Wake to 93% and that's plenty for my day and nite till next full charge.

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PowrDroid
12-16-2017 01:47 PM

I think batteries degrade with each charge cycle, and the deeper the charge cycle, eg. from 10% to 100%, the more damaging. If you charge every single night you are wearing out your battery faster than if you keep your battery between, say 40% and 90%. I guess the bottom line is if you replace your phone every two years or sooner go ahead and charge every night, the battery will degrade but...

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Retinella
12-16-2017 02:36 PM

I never leave a phone plugged in for 8 hours. I charge it up when I'm awake. Ever since the Note 7 fiasco, I don't need a potential explosive device next to my head at night when I'm trying to sleep.

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cgonzalez82
12-16-2017 03:46 PM

Always charged overnight and never had poor battery life due to it either. Phone's these days don't keep charging when at 100% and trickle charge when getting towards full or when topping itself up overnight. Although longest I'll keep a phone is two years.

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