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Charge Your Droid Bionic's Battery

The Droid Bionic’s battery may have enough oomph in it to run setup at the Phone Store. If so, count yourself lucky. Otherwise, you need to charge the phone’s battery. After inserting the battery into your new phone, you charge it. Don’t worry about flying a kite and waiting for a lightning storm. Instead, follow these steps:

  1. Connect the charger head (the plug thing) to the USB cable that comes with the phone.

    They connect in only one way.

  2. Plug the charger head and cable into a wall socket.

  3. Plug the phone into the USB cable.

    The charger cord plugs into the micro-USB connector, found at the phone’s left side. The connector plugs in only one way.

As the phone charges, the notification light on the phone’s front side may glow. When the light is orange-yellow, the phone is charging. When the light is green, the phone is fully charged.

The phone may turn on when you plug it in for a charge. That’s okay, but you also may need to phone your cell provider for additional setup instructions before you turn on the phone.

  • Wait until the notification light turns green before unplugging the phone from its power cable, especially the first time you charge the phone.

  • The notification light uses three colors: amber for charging, green for fully charged, and scary red for warning that the battery is low.

  • You can use the phone while it’s charging.

  • You can charge the Droid Bionic in your car, using what was once called a cigarette lighter. Simply ensure that your car cell phone charger features a micro-USB connector and that it’s designed for use with the Droid Bionic.

  • The phone also charges itself when it’s plugged into a computer by way of a USB cable. The computer must be on for charging to work.

  • The Droid Bionic charges more quickly when it’s plugged into the wall as opposed to a computer’s USB port or a car adapter.

  • A micro-USB connector has a flat, trapezoid shape, which makes it different from the mini-USB connector, which is squat and slightly larger and used primarily on evil cell phones.

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