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    Default Plug icon vs. lightning bolt while charging?

    I've seen a couple of threads talking about "charging while the plug icon is displayed".

    I've noticed that the same charger will sometimes show the lightning bolt and sometimes show the plug icon. Just curious what the difference is between the two and can you control which icon (or type of charge) is used?
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    Sounds like a bug if you're seeing the plug before the phone is fully charged--my understanding has always been that the bolt will show while charging, then the icon will switch to the plug when the battery is fully charged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    Sounds like a bug if you're seeing the plug before the phone is fully charged--my understanding has always been that the bolt will show while charging, then the icon will switch to the plug when the battery is fully charged.
    Uh-oh. That can't be good, right?

    But I did see a post about extending your battery charge somewhere on here where someone suggested letting the battery go from 100% to 95% and then charge it using the "plug icon". (And then there was some debate about it decreasing the life of your battery overall.) I never noticed the icons before then and now I am wondering why one shows up or the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LVMHgirl View Post
    Uh-oh. That can't be good, right?

    But I did see a post about extending your battery charge somewhere on here where someone suggested letting the battery go from 100% to 95% and then charge it using the "plug icon". (And then there was some debate about it decreasing the life of your battery overall.) I never noticed the icons before then and now I am wondering why one shows up or the other.
    massie is correct you cant charge with a plug icon.. the plug indicates that the battery is fully charged..
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    Thanks!


    I think mine may have a glitch because I get the lightning bolt at 100% sometimes.
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    Give it time...usually it can read 100% without being TOTALLY charged...if you leave it plugged in it should eventually switch to the plug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    Give it time...usually it can read 100% without being TOTALLY charged...if you leave it plugged in it should eventually switch to the plug.
    Ahhh, ok. I'll keep an eye on it!

    Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LVMHgirl View Post
    Ahhh, ok. I'll keep an eye on it!

    Thanks again!
    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    Give it time...usually it can read 100% without being TOTALLY charged...if you leave it plugged in it should eventually switch to the plug.
    Yup just as it was said give it a little extra time....
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    Default Re: Plug icon vs. lightning bolt while charging?

    I DON'T think so. When charged it shows a green battery. The plug means it needs to be plugged in. The lightning bolt means it's charging. Unless I'm an ***** that's the way my phone works

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