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    Battery damage when overcharging tablet?

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    by thrum-closure.02 ·

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    Hi

    So I have a Samsung Tab S6 lite for the kids, I have a spot under a cabinet hidden to charge phone/tablet. But because it’s hidden, there’s been a few occasions when I forget the tab is charging and have left it plugged in for 12-24 hours. Is that going to mess up my battery? Maybe overthinking it but I keep kicking myself when I realize that I forgot again lol

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      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Battery damage when overcharging tablet?

      I know you are likely to get different opinions on this, but I would like to share my personal experience.

      I use the Samsung Tab S7+ and typically charge it every night when I go to bed. By that time of day, the battery is down to 10% or less with my usage. I do not worry about leaving it plugged in so it can charge. The modern devices have built-in circuitry to prevent most overcharging today.

      The same applies with my Samsung Galaxy S21 phone, except that I only need to recharge it every 2-3 days. I am a much heavier user of my tablet vs. my phone.

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      That model.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Battery damage when overcharging tablet?

      Doesn’t appear to support overcharging. As such, there is no issue.

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      by akhiyanijaip ·

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      Leaving your Samsung Tab S6 Lite plugged in for extended periods of time should not damage the battery as long as you are using the original charger that came with the device. The charger is designed to stop charging the device once the battery is fully charged, preventing overcharging.

      Modern lithium-ion batteries used in smartphones and tablets are designed to be left plugged in and charging for long periods of time without causing damage to the battery. However, it is generally recommended to unplug the device once it is fully charged, as it can help extend the overall lifespan of the battery.

      If you frequently forget to unplug your Samsung Tab S6 Lite after it has fully charged, you can try setting a reminder on your phone or tablet to remind you to unplug it. Alternatively, you can try using a smart plug that can be controlled using an app on your phone, allowing you to turn off the power to the charger remotely when it is not in use.

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