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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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Charging an iPhone?

Hey,

I have a few questions about charging an iPhone.

1. Can you charge an iPhone when it's turned off?
2. Is it bad to charge an iPhone when it has still powe left, for example at 40%?

Thomas
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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Hey,

I have a few questions about charging an iPhone.

1. Can you charge an iPhone when it's turned off?
2. Is it bad to charge an iPhone when it has still powe left, for example at 40%?

Thomas
1. Plugging it into the charger will automatically power it back up. The only time you can charge it while off is if it has literally no battery left.

2. Nope - charge it whenever you want.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:34 PM   #3
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Yes, you can charge when off, see for instance:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=540844

No, it's fine to charge with partial battery power, although Apple suggests at least a monthly full charge cycle:
http://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.html
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:34 PM   #4
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#1. Yes, I believe so, though I've never tried it.
#2. No it's not bad at all. I charge my iPhone every night regardless of what percentage it's at. Li-ion batteries like being charged and if run until dead, too much, it will shorten it's life.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:01 PM   #5
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It's 2013 not 2003. You can plug your phone to charge when ever you want.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 03:21 PM   #6
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You can charge it when totally off, when it's hooked up to power, you will just need to turn the phone off.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:46 PM   #7
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Just turn off your iPhone after plugging it in. Voila, charging while off. And yes, you can plug it in whenever you feel you need more battery.


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It's 2013 not 2003. You can plug your phone to charge when ever you want.
Your avatar gets me every time. You think I'd be used to it by now, but nope. I still have a spaz attack every time I see it from the corner of my eye.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:51 PM   #8
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Your avatar gets me every time. You think I'd be used to it by now, but nope. I still have a spaz attack every time I see it from the corner of my eye.
Add me to the "Spaz Attack List"
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 03:07 AM   #9
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Just turn off your iPhone after plugging it in. Voila, charging while off. And yes, you can plug it in whenever you feel you need more battery.




Your avatar gets me every time. You think I'd be used to it by now, but nope. I still have a spaz attack every time I see it from the corner of my eye.
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Add me to the "Spaz Attack List"
El buggy strikes again!
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:35 AM   #10
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I only charge mine with it's at -30%, that way when it's fully charged, I get 130%.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 04:42 PM   #11
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I only charge mine with it's at -30%, that way when it's fully charged, I get 130%.
That makes sense. Totally
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Is it bad to charge an iPhone when it has still powe left, for example at 40%?
As always:
http://www.apple.com/batteries
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