Quick Question! - Just bought a Galaxy A8 ...

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I just walked out with a Samsung Galaxy A8 and I forgot to ask her when I charge it. We just did the basic set up for the phone to connect it and it is currently at 24% . Should I wait until it's completely drained or start charging it now?? (Someone told me to do one of these to prolong the battery life when it's new-but I forgot !) Thanks !
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Either wait till it reaches zero if you need to use it or if not charge it but make sure to charge it to full and use it till it shuts off for the first couple charges then when ever you need to.

I've always done this and get better battery life than most it seems and never have the battery issues some do with the same device
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Perfect, that's what my friend had mentioned a while back, charging it now. Thanks again Paul have a great day & weekend :)
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hi Kathryn,
Battery today has been engineered much better than they were in the past. You don't have to worry that much.
For the first time, I would suggest you fully charge the battery and test the hardware (there is no need to wait for the battery to fully drain). http://www.samsung.com/nz/support/mobile-devices/s8-basic-how-to-charge-the-battery-of-galaxy-s8-s8-...
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Ahh, my mind is still in the older technology, I guess I need an update haha. Thank you :)
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Temperature is the key to battery health.  Keep the phone cool (not frozen).  Shorter charge times the better.  The 40-80% rule is best.  However I prefer convenience and it's always plugged in when I am near power (at my desk at work or on my night stand at home)

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/features/how-to-prolong-battery-life-on-your-smartphone-or-tablet-6...
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Totally disagree with this, your phone only has a certain amount of charging cycles as does the connector of the charging port so IMO the least amount of charges and charging from dead or 5-10% to full is best. If your charging at the time your saying then you'd never be able to youse your phone I mean 40% of a battery is pretty useless isn't it
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It all adds up to it. But temperature is always ignored when it shouldnt.

Environmental conditions, not cycling alone, govern the longevity of lithium-ion batteries. The worst situation is keeping a fully charged battery at elevated temperatures. Battery packs do not die suddenly, but the runtime gradually shortens as the capacity fades.

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries
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