iOS Android Do you play while charging your phone?


A lot of people can't wait for their phones to get fully charged so they play while it's being charged. Do you play games on your phones while the battery is charging? Do you think there is any impact on the device's health or of it's safe overall?

Before I used to play mobile phones while my phone was plugged in but I have stopped doing that as it was getting too hot, at least I think so. I would prefer to wait for the battery to hit 100% and then play whatever I will be playing on the phone. Also, that thing decreases the battery's life.


I used to play games and watch movies. But I heard recently in the XDA forums that doing such things would be bad for the phone. And often it can damage due to the over heating. So when you want to charge the phone, it's better to avoid using it any way.


I don't play phone games anymore but interestingly enough I used to play nintendo DS and 3DS games while it was on the charger all the time. Mainly because I don't care for taking it off the charger im too lazy. I am also like this with my laptop. You may laugh but in all honesty I have not taken my laptop off the charger in around 3 years. Not even once except maybe to move positions. I should really start taking advantage of it's portability.