Overcharging a phone?

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Is it possible to overcharge a phone? Like the iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII for instance? I just came across this idea that they can't be overcharged so I leave them on charge overnight...
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Any type of smart phone uses a smart battery system that automatically turns off the charger after the battery is at 100% and switches to trickle charge mode, which supplies just enough power to keep the battery from running down. Virtually all smart phones use lithium-ion batteries, which are not damaged by trickle charging. So to answer your question, you should be able to leave it on the charger as long as you want without damaging the battery in anyway.
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Ok... thank you Poly. That was really helpful.

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