Are battery cases good for the batteries health?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by theapplefanboyj, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    I know it's a stupid question..
    Because you use up battery cycles when you're recharging your phone, so the battery obviously decreases over time.

    What are your thoughts on this?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    My wife had one on her iPhone 5, and she swore it decreased the overall health of her battery. I've seen at least one thread here where others (including myself) had posted similar thoughts.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
  4. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I've used battery cases on both my iPhone 4s and iPhone 5s with no problems. If you think you may develop a problem then charge the phone and the case separately.

    On my iPhone 4s I used a Mophie case, on my 5s I used a Lenmar case. I'm waiting on a Monbello 4,000 mAH case for my iPhone 6.
  5. MasterChat macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2014
    i really don't know.. but base on my own experience, cases consume battery
  6. Altruistic macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2014
    Do you have a link for he Monbello

    And do they make a battery case for the 6 Plus?

  7. easyfame macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Got one at the Apple Store today and returned it a couple hours later. I do not recommend the clear one. Rainbow effect, slippery, and the lip is actually sharp.
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    If you go by what Apple tells us about their batteries, it doesn't matter one bit.

    Unfortunately I think virtually all evidence is going to be anecdotal. Even comparing a phone that is always in a battery case versus one that is not after a year isn't going to be a good comparison due to usage not being exactly the same. Of course there can also be variances in batteries themselves.

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