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Pros & cons of turning off my phone at night?

(Topic created: 03-31-2024 07:04 PM)
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Hi! I've always turned off my phone at night, I'm not a heavy user,  so it'll be at 30% or 40%.

I usually charge my phone in the morning while I do my morning routine before leaving the house and try to manually stop charging before at 90% or so.

In my mind and with no data to support this, I like to think that this gives my phone a break and it'll live longer. Am I doing the right thing? Should I just keep it on at night on airplane mode / do not disturb? 

I've read that some devices work harder when being turned back on.

What do you guys think?

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Turning it off every night is not only not helpful, it is actively detrimental to the device. These are machines meant to be left on 24/7/365, you do not need to "give it a break,", you are preventing it from running updates or maintenance during periods when it knows you are asleep, and turning the phone on induces a period of high resource use. Just leave the phone on and set it to do not disturb at night.

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Turning it off every night is not only not helpful, it is actively detrimental to the device. These are machines meant to be left on 24/7/365, you do not need to "give it a break,", you are preventing it from running updates or maintenance during periods when it knows you are asleep, and turning the phone on induces a period of high resource use. Just leave the phone on and set it to do not disturb at night.
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Thanks a lot for your comment. It does make sense. I just thought that if I turned it off at night, which is roughly 1/3 of the time, then in 3 years, it would have been up and running for only 2 years and "resting' for 1 year.

I'll do as you say.  Thanks again! 🙂

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You can also set up a Mode or Routine to turn Battery Saver on and AOD off overnight. The screenshot shows a Routine that I have which is set to run overnight. (I turn the volume up overnight because I want to make sure that I hear severe weather alerts.)1711969541904.jpg
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Thanks for sharing your Routine. That's a great idea! I'll look into that and see if I create one for me 😉