Slow charging Galaxy and Moto G series

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  1. billubakra

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    Hi Guys,

    I have read on the internet regarding fast charging hurting the battery. I am okay if the phone takes its time to charge if it helps the battery. I have few queries-
    1. To slow charge a Galaxy or a Moto G series, do we have to turn off fast/turbo charging from the settings and then charge via the charger that came with the phone(the so called fast/turbo charger) or should we use a charger from an old phone say SIII etc.?
    2. How to measure battery cycles? Any credible app for the same?
    3. Of the little what I have understood from various websites is to charge the battery when it is between 20-40% to 80-90% if you want to have a good battery life. I used to do the complete opposite charge, when the battery is at say 6-7% and charge it till it is maxed. I do the same for my laptop. Is this info correct?
    4. Any other tip/advice for the battery?

    Thanks
     
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    topgear Fast 'N' Furious Staff Member

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    Go to settings and under battery sub menu there should be options like “Fast cable charging” and “Fast wireless charging.” - disable both of them.
     
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    ariftwister Truth Seeker

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    There's a myth that Fast Charging degrades battery life !!

    That's true to a certain degree but the effect is very less, its negligible!!

    There's no point in trying to prolong the battery life cycle more than the phone's life cycle!! Now a days, mobile phones become obsolete in 2 - 3 years, so what's the point in making batteries life cycle last longer??
     
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    billubakra Active Member

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    Thanks. That's for S7. How to do slow charging in G4?

    Not everyone has money to replace a phone after every 2 years dear. And with today's tech I'd say that the phones go out of date in about a year with the new flagship launches every now and then.
     
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    ariftwister Truth Seeker

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    I am not saying you should!! I am saying about the market trend.!! The same can be said about providing OS upgrades!! At some point, you HAVE to buy new one!! Its inevitable!!
     
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    Again depends on personal preference. My N73ME was working fine since 2007 but it broke down totally last year so I had to get a new one. Yes it is inevitable but personal preference, money, priorities and other things comes in the way.
     

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