Originally Posted by akmsr
noob but related question. if i am not using it, is it ok to keep it connected to the charger so it stays topped up? or better for battery longevity to run it down to say 30% or so and recharge. i am specifically talking about nexus 5. thanks.
also as one poster advised not to have it connected to charger while it is in use.....
how about when tethering (drains 6% per hour) or downloading (drains 16% per hour), keep it connected or not.
Better for the lifespan of the battery if you do a recharge from 50%-20%. Keeping it in the charger when not in use will do constant micro-charges and eventually wear out the battery sooner. And regarding tethering - if the combination of tethering and charging heats the phone up, then I would again advice against it. Heat will also decay the battery and it will do it faster than charging cycles.