Battery app with notifications for 40/80%?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Winterflags, May 18, 2015.

  1. Winterflags macrumors member

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    As you may know, it's recommended that the lithium batteries in laptops are kept charged in the interval 40-80%.

    I'm assuming that the same goes for iPhone and iPad.

    Is there any battery app for iOS that can make notifications when the battery level reaches these (or otherwise configurable) thresholds?
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    I think you'll find that's for long term storage with the device not in use.
     
  3. Winterflags thread starter macrumors member

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    No, there are a lot of articles about this on the Internet.

    See this one for instance:

    http://www.wired.com/2013/09/laptop-battery/

    But you are right that for long-term storage the electronic device should have around 50 % in it. It shouldn't be full or empty because that can destroy the battery.
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Apple's recent batteries are rated 1000 cycles minimum, which is much higher than just about all other laptops or consumer devices. The advice in the Wired article may help with older pre-2009 devices using the older technology.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The ideal is perhaps to go with what's more optimal, however the real life "savings" you'll likely get from doing that vs. the hassle of monitoring it all constantly and plugging it in and unplugging it at particular times is unlikely to be worth it.
     

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