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View Poll Results: do you faff about several times before charging your phone?
(Mr.) Nobody is perfect all the time 1 16.67%
I put a little mark on the charger and the phone to align properly 0 0%
50/50 are good enough odds for me 1 16.67%
60/40 are even better odds for getting it right 1st. time 0 0%
70/30 is about as good as it gets for 1st. time charging excellence 0 0%
90/10 is just spooky 0 0%
I don't care how messed up my phone and charger gets 0 0%
I put my glasses on for the perfect alignment experience 0 0%
why aren't phone charger sockets round? 1 16.67%
it's a life lesson, you can't always be right, all the time. 0 0%
I just buy a new phone when the battery goes down 0 0%
this is just a question for people with questionable eyesight. 1 16.67%
phones are complicated, what do you expect? 0 0%
I charge my phone by osmosis 1 16.67%
bring back circular charging sockets! 0 0%
I usually do this BEFORE I've had a drink 0 0%
the scratches on my phone and charger give it character 0 0%
I pretend to get it wrong sometimes so people don't think I'm a cyborg 0 0%
this isn't worth bothering about ! 0 0%
get a life dude! 0 0%
I wish my eyes ere a better match for tiny sockets and 'tings 1 16.67%
in the future, electricity will be airborne and phones will invisibly trickle charge all day 0 0%
even Simon Cowell makes a wrong choice once in a while. 0 0%
I keep the charger lead in the pone all the time and just plug it in the wall 0 0%
I don't have a phone or tablet, so not sure why I've read this far down 0 0%
I'm European 0 0%
I have 2 tin cans and string to perform all my communication needs 0 0%
Putin is gearing up for Armageddon and you are asking about phone chargers? 0 0%
when you get both right first time, it's better than sex. 0 0%
none of the above 2 33.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 2nd June 2023, 12:44
Mr. Nobody Mr. Nobody is offline
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Default Phone / Tablet Charging Faffery

when you plug in your phone or tablet for charging, how do you make sure it's going straight in the correct way round?

I so often manage to get the USB part the wrong way around in the socket,
then also have to twiddle and fiddle with the tiny little elliptical end till it accurately slots into the phone.

the more I get it wrong, the more the phone lead seems to loosen over time and the cable gets messed up.

has anyone mastered this great art?

I suggest need a poll is needed to see who is getting it right.
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Old 2nd June 2023, 13:08
Laurel Laurel is offline
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Default Re: Phone / Tablet Charging Faffery

I had a right faff this morning. My mobile ran out of power, and I wanted to take a photo of where a fire had gone off yesterday. And everytime I put the charger in it wouldn't charge, so it was about 15 minutes of faffing around until it started to charge.
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Old 2nd June 2023, 13:15
anxiouslondoner anxiouslondoner is offline
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Default Re: Phone / Tablet Charging Faffery

Usb C, so no rotatory faff here. The other end of the cable stays in the charger in the wall socket.

The faff is my phone is supposedly waterproof so I need something to open the sealed rubber charging port flap, like a pen.
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Old 2nd June 2023, 13:21
Jen. Jen. is offline
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Default Re: Phone / Tablet Charging Faffery

Yeah, my last couple of phones have been USB-C so there is no wrong way around and the charger stays in the wall.
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Old 2nd June 2023, 13:42
Wham Bam Thank You Jam Wham Bam Thank You Jam is offline
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Default Re: Phone / Tablet Charging Faffery

A great tip (which I got from here actually) for making sure you always insert the USB in the correct way at the first attempt is to make sure you do it while squatting over a mirror.
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