Beat the bad battery blues

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Phonefanman, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Phonefanman Suspended

    Jun 21, 2016
    We all know in time batteries start to go bad and iPhone is no exception. We get less time before phone needs charged again and it gets worse and worse.

    Simple solution get a good battery case for your iPhone. I'm not sure why battery cases aren't more of a popular topic when People ask for advice on old battery problems.

    I have a year and a half old iPhone 6 that I use more than most people and my battery is pretty much as good as it was when I first got the phone. In my car I plug phone in regardless if it's fully charged or not, at work I keep phone plugged in unless I go outside to smoke.

    I'm always between 100% to 90% and every blue moon and I mean every blue moon I will drain the battery down. Buddy of mine told me I'm not cycling the battery right and all of that jazz.

    I must be doing something right because even without a charger my phone holds on to the charge as good as the best of them.

    Eventually I might need a battery case I think they are kind of cool anyway. Anybody with old battery get you a battery case not that bulky for a 4.7 incher
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I have two iPhone 5's circa 2013 and 2014 that have no issues with battery.

    I have an iPhone 6s+ circa September 2015 that has no issues with battery.

    I hate cases.

    No cases.
  3. Phonefanman thread starter Suspended

    Jun 21, 2016
    What did a case ever do to you?
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    It made my phone look ugly. :)
  5. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    The battery in my 6+ is fine. I usually unplug it at 6am and it's not back on the charger until 11pm. Typically I have more than 30% battery left at that point.

    Anyway, I have my percentage indicator turned off and I just charge my phone whenever. The battery is a consumable part and I'll replace it(or the phone itself) when it doesn't meet my needs.
  6. macrumors 603

    May 26, 2016
    My almost 2 years old iPhone 6 was giving me trouble with battery. I've posted here on multiple threads & finally I took the plunge and got it replaced by Apple. I've posted a before and after shot of battery usage in one of the threads. Night and day difference.

    Your friend gave you wrong information. Lithium ion batteries don't need any "conditioning". They're pretty robust. Draining battery completely on a regular basis will hurt it more in reality.
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Honestly, out of all the phones, tablets, and laptops that I've owned none of them have had the battery decline to the point that it was an issue before I was ready to replace them anyway.

    Aren't most batteries rated for 500 full cycles before they lose even 20% capacity? It generally takes me about 2 days to fully drain my phone, so that's maybe 180 cycles a year, so even after 3 years I don't get to the point where my phone won't last me a full day. So I definitely don't need a bulky battery case.
  8. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007

    I've had no issues with my iPhone 6 Plus Battery. :)

    I use an Apple Leather Case just to add grip and I've used several options to add grip such as skateboard tape.

    and bought a battery case from Amazon quite a few months ago which I've not had to actually use yet !

    On a side note I'm gonna buy a 2nd Apple Leather Case and SuperGlue it to @eyoungren iphone. ;)
  9. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    I prefer to use my phone naked, and always find that the battery drops capacity quickly within 12 months . Dunno if it's the hardware or software
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    For the average 6/6S user, the battery will last a full day and more. I come home with 50% or more on my phone.

    If you are living on your phone and playing games a battery case might work for you or an occasional recharge during the day.
  11. macrumors 603

    May 26, 2016
    I don't think that ever happened to me but with this new battery I just have the peace of mind that it won't run out.

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