Iphone 5 first charge

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by deeelz, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012
    Hi Guys,

    Does anyone know how long you should charge the iphone 5 first time out of the box??

  2. macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2007
    You can do whatever you want. Anything you hear about needing to do a certain charge method is an old wives tail left over from older battery technology generations. There is no evidence for conditioning modern lithium ion batteries.
  3. macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2012
    I use it straight outta the box down to 1%, then full charge it (not using it while it is charging).

    Me personally I always run my battery down low (not even out of the box) then full charge it .



    Straight from Apple (not about right outta the box)

  4. macrumors 65816

    Sep 12, 2012
    That's not true at all on many phones if you don't charge it correctly it will not give you proper battery percentages . I always run mine down to 15% then charge it with the phone off to it's full
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    Wondered how long it would be before this was asked. Mine arrived with 73% in the battery. It is plugged in now while it updates all the sfotware but after that it will not get charged till this evening!

    It makes no difference
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    Interesting, since real-world tests show that lithium-ion batteries perform best when only run down to 50% and are recharged frequently.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012
    so should i use it till 15% and then turn off and charge? i am a bit confused now lol
  8. macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2007
    I'm saying you can use it normally without ever thinking about the battery, and you'll never have a battery problem. Yes it is good to run it down occasionally. No, you don't need to charge it to 100% and run it to 0 when you get it, that is nonsense.

    Yes, Apple recommends you "use iPhone regularly". Friends don't let friends perpetuate myths about conditioning batteries out of the box. You never have to think about this. Boggles the mind that it's still peddled out every year.
  9. macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    I think that it's still asked a lot because there is a LOT of misinformation still floating around out there. I was just told by an Apple rep that I should charge it until it's 100% charged, wait a couple hours after it hits 100%, then unplug it and use it until it's below 40%, then charge (or continue using, just don't recharge until it's below 40%).

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