best way to charge iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by anthdci, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    I would like to preserve the health of my phones battery for as long as possible, so I am wondering what the best way to charge it will be. I can easily keep it over 90%, just charge it overnight, then when I get to work charge it from 9-5, so it will only really be off charge from 7-9am then from 5-10pm. But I don't know if this is over charging it, if there is such a thing. Would I be better just charging it overnight and leaving it off through the day? I let it go completely empty then give it a full charge every 6weeks or so.

    I will be keeping it until roughly when the iPhone version 6 comes out so I don't want it to only last a few hours between charges, when it is coming towards the end of its life.
  2. macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2009
    South of France
    I ve another question i bought an belkin car charger and belkin charger for the office everytime i use it a warning appears that it may interfear with the signal strenght as it s not a apple charger.

    Will my iphone get damaged when i charge it with these chargers?

    It doesn t show up all the times just from time to time
  3. macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Generally Apple's tips for charging batteries give pretty good advice that you should follow.

    You'll want to give it a full cycle (draining to a low level, then a full charge) at least once a month, but that should do the trick.

    You should be more or less fine. Since you plan on keeping your phone for two years, you should consider getting Applecare for your phone, which will cover you for two years and costs about $10 less than Apple's battery replacement service for the iPhone.

    That way if you do have a battery issue, or any other warranty issue for that matter, you're covered.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    thanks for that, I will start doing the full cycle more often. That page was helpful but it was mostly common sense, I was after slightly more detail regarding whether it is bad for the batter for it to be left on charge for hours even when reading 100%
  5. macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    yea i usually use mine for 2 days until it is at 10% or so then charge it.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    I only put my phone on the charger for about a hour or two in the morning and that's it. Once a month I let it drain down below 20% and then charge it overnight. Seems to have worked really good so far.
  7. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    To aldo818,

    no using a non Apple may bring up such a message, but you arenot doing any damage to your iPhone.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2009
    The iPhone will stop charging once at 100% so there is no downside to leaving it plugged in for a long time
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    lithium batteries do not need to be full cycled, they do not have any memory effect. doing this is only useful to calibrate your% if you think it's off

    two things will reduce the life of your battery. usage and heat

    so keep it fully charged and cool

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