Originally Posted by Wallaby
I'm still on my first cell phone but I definitely killed the battery by charging it everyday. It still works alright but instead of holding 3 days of charge it barely holds one and only if I'm within range all day and don't text very much. >.<
It's a LG Chocolate so it's not too junky of a phone either. I actually really like it.
According to my dad who is a major computer expert (used to own his own computer fixing business) you should only charge your computer when it has about 10% of the battery left. You should never remove the battery at that point however because it can kill the stuff that makes the battery charge (don't remember what they're called).
With my laptop it was advised to remove the battery whenever it was fully charged and just have it plugged in if at all possible to preserve the battery. I've been doing that and it's been working well. I've only had my laptop since June however so I have no real long term knowledge of how that will affect my battery.
Sorry for the novel. >.<
That's how my phone is too but I only charge it when it needs to be charged so I don't think charging it everyday is what causes it. I completely forgot about laptops. Mine just altogether died a few months ago. The battery won't charge at all. I left it plugged in all the time so I don't know if that was the cause or not. My sister always tells me not to have hers plugged in unless the battery is low.