Originally Posted by Mphill46
Call me crazy, but I noticed something on our beloved atrix concerning the battery not charging to 100%. I as well have an issue with the battery only charging to 95-96-97-98 percent most of the time however, I was on a road trip using navigation for a long time and I noticed my phone charged to 100% while it was being used under a heavy load while plugged in. I just wanted to share when I have noticed it has charged itself to 100% without messing with the battery stats.. I also notoced some people were wondering why when yo unplug your phone it automatically drops to 99% and that's because a phone that is not on a charge so technically it is at 99% as soon as you pull the plug and it is running off its own power source.
Back to the main issue... don't our "smartphones" have the capability of actually not charging itself to 100% to make the battery last longer.. I've heard that overcharging and completely discharging a lithium-ion battery actually decreases the overall life of said battery. So I am wondering if there is programming in our phone to prevent it from charging to 100% to actually protect the battery and prolong the capacity of the battery?? Just wanted to Chime in because I have performed all fixes available and over time my battery will always only charge to 95-96-97-98 percent unless like I said I am using it under a heavy load then it will charge to 100% while it is plugged in even after weeks since I last calibrated the battery.
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Calibration problems are very noticeable in CM7 because it is displayed in 1% increments. I posted my fix for people who have a reason to recalibrate their devices. If you feel your phone is better of displaying something other than 100% when at full charge, go with it. My thread is directed at users who would like to solve this issue fast, easily, and without hassle. Thanks for commenting!
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