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Is it bad to use your tablet while charging?

Last Updated on December 13, 2021 by Kennedy

Sometimes we do find ourselves using our tablet and same time charging it, whether it will damage our device or not.

I’m very fond of doing I must admit especially if there’s something important I need to on my tablet and couldn’t wait for the tablet to charge complete.

This brings about the topic we have here.

Is it bad to use your tablet while charging?

Entirely there’s nothing wrong using a tablet and same time charging it, though I don’t recommend to use a tablet and charging it while the tablet is very hot. 

There are certain things you need to consider when using and charging your tablet, this will help you a lot in preserving your tablet battery health especially if you’re using an android tablet.

So I will explain what you need to avoid while charging and using your tablet at same time.

Is it bad to use your tablet while charging?

It is not entirely bad to use a tablet while charging, though it is pretty much wrong to use and charge a tablet when the tablet temperature is high.

Is it bad to use your tablet while charging

As you have noticed that your tablet has heated up while you’re using and charging it, immediately you should stop using the tablet. This is where this question of is it bad to use your tablet while charging comes into place.

Using and charging a tablet while it has heated up will damage the battery on the long run. You may not see the effect immediately but on the long run you may start to experience battery issues. 

What battery issues I’m talking about?

1. Battery percentage decreasing while charging your tablet

This type of battery problem is very popular among Android tablet and phone users, instead of your tablet battery percentage to increase while charging it, it will rather decrease.

This is why you see quite number of persons complain that their phone or tablet is charging backwards.

You can read more on why is my tablet charging backwards and it’s solution.

2. Battery percentage going from 100 to 10 under 10 seconds

This is the most annoying battery issue one will experience in mobile phones and tablets. If your battery issue gets to this level, the only solution is to get a battery replacement immediately.

Now the question is;

What causes the battery percentage going from 100 to 10 under 10 seconds?

The answer is simple, overheating.

Overheating is one of the major causes of battery issues or problems in a smartphone and majorly caused when you’re using your tablet or phone and charging it at same time. For example, playing high graphics online games like pubg, call of duty, and same time charging your tablet.

Normally these games heats up the tablet, and charging you tablet at same does no good to the tablet but rather reduces the life span of your tablet or phone tablet.

These are of the major issues you may experience if you charge and use your tablet while it’s has heated, and this is why I don’t recommended using and charging your tablet while it is hot.


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Does using samsung tablet while charging has an effect?

Using Samsung tablet while doesn’t effect or damage the tablet or it’s battery, but one need to be very cautious and don’t do it very often in order not to damage the battery in the long run.

This is what I’m talking about in this article of Is it bad to use your tablet while charging.

There’s nothing wrong using and charging your tablet at same time though I don’t recommend doing it very often especially when the tablet gets heated up.

I don’t recommend playing high graphics online games while charging your phone, not only the battery will charge slow, but it may get damaged and you will start to experience annoying battery issues.

Does using phone while charging damage battery?

Using phone while charging doesn’t damage the battery but where the problem lies is using and charging the phone while it has heated up.

using samsung tablet while charging

This is same with tablets be it android tablet or the iPad.

Once your device has heated up kindly stop using and charging the tablet until it has cooled off then you can proceed charging the tablet.


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What happens if you overcharge your tablet?

Nothing happens when a tablet is being overcharged, once a tablet is fully charged it will stop charging immediately and power will not go through to the tablet.

Back then we talk about overcharging of phone and tablet, but that was back in the days.

Right now I’m telling you that there is nothing like overcharging of phone or tablet, once a tablet or mobile phone is fully charged, it will immediately stop charging.

Nothing will be damaged including the charger and cable itself.

When you hear about a tablet getting overcharged or even a mobile phone, know that there’s nothing like such especially smartphones and tablet released from 2017 upwards.

Related Questions

Can you use a tablet while charging?

You can use a tablet while charging it as long as the tablet doesn’t get heated up, you have no problem. However, if the battery gets well heated up while charging and using your tablet, it might ruin the battery life of your tablet.

This is applicable to android tablets and the iPad.

Does charging your phone and tablet overnight ruin the battery?

Charging your phone or tablet does not ruin the battery even if you left the tablet plugged in throughout the whole night.

Whar ruins the battery of a device like smartphones and tablets is overheating while charging. As long as the temperature of table or phone is normal, nothing will happen to the battery.

Is it ok to use tablet while charging?

It is quite OK to use a tablet while charging as long as the temperature of the tablet is normal and not heated up.


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Once again, Is it bad to use your tablet while charging?

It is not entirely bad to use your tablet while charging it though it is not commendable to charge and use your tablet while the tablet has heated up. This is very common playing online games and same time charging your tablet and this is why I don’t recommend playing high graphics games and same time charging a tablet or a mobile phone.