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    How Long for First Charge

    The user's guide says to charge completely BEFORE turning on the phone for the first time. I plugged in the phone...it had a partially green battery looking photo on the screen, but after a short time, the screen went black. How do I know if it has fully charged unless I turn the power button on? Stupid question..I know. But I don't want to accidentally turn it own before it's completely charged and start thru the initial setup process on a partial charge. About how long does the initial charge take?

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    Once its charged completely it'll show a full green battery on the screen with a notification telling you charging is complete. I actually set mine up and than charged it. I then ran the battery down until I got a notification saying my battery was low and charged it completely again. You'll want to do that the first couple of times when you first get your phone to get the best life out of your battery.
    Good luck & welcome to the forum CarolB!

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    Welcome to the forums, CarolB! Don't worry about the screen going black. That's just the screen timeout. You can hit the power button to bring the screen back up w/o anything bad happening.

    +1 to what CR6 said about fully draining & charging the battery a couple of times. The battery needs that to be able to hold a charge properly.

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    Thanks for the replies. I did press the power button and I now have a 100% charge. Appreciate the reply to my "dumb question". I'll go thru the setup now and get this baby going!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolB View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I did press the power button and I now have a 100% charge. Appreciate the reply to my "dumb question". I'll go thru the setup now and get this baby going!
    The only dumb question is the one not asked.

    Have fun w/ your new phone!

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    There are no dumb questions. We've all been where you're at at some point so feel free to ask away. This is the friendliest Fascinate site on the net so you should have no problem finding answers to pretty much any question you may have regarding your new phone.
    Enjoy!

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    Is 4 hours ok?

    Erm guys, just wanted to ask: I charged my Galaxy S3 LTE for approximately 4 hours before I plugged it out because it said "fully charged". Is 4 hours enough? Thanks!

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    Re: How Long for First Charge

    Welcome to the forum!
    4 hours is about right for your first charge. It should only take a couple hours after your initial few charges. Just remember, after those initial few charges, you don't want to make a habit of running your phones battery down to 0%. Once you hit around 20% throw it on the charger.
    Good luck!
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    Battery life?

    Ok thanks!! I heard that S3s have longer battery lives than others, like iPhone 5, but mine only lasts for a day, and the analysis says that my screen uses 64% of the battery! I don't quite understand...

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    Re: How Long for First Charge

    Lasting a whole day is great! With heavy usage i get about 12 hour, so if yours is lasting the whole day, you're doing good and can't ask for much better. Yes, your screen will eat up a lot of battery if you keep the brightness set at 100%. Dial it down to about 80% & that will help.

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