Brightness and running hot????

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LightzOut, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. LightzOut macrumors newbie

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    I do everything i can to get the best battery out of my 4s, i wait till it completely dies before i charge it every time, and my sexy little phone is in a defender case, i dont mind the occasional jokes about it being a tank, what i do mind is my brightness when i 1st got it on launch the 1st thing i did was lower the brightness but now i think i am gonna turn it all the way up... the screen is to sexy to deny!

    and on a side note is it common when doing some hardcore gaming that it starts to run alittle hot, with everything else i wouldnt be surprised but this is my 1st smart phone in awhile so i need input please.


    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Having your brightness all the way up is gonna destroy your battery
     
  3. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    The phone will run warm after intensive processing like gaming.
     
  4. steveca macrumors 6502

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    not sure if letting the battery drain fully actually helps it... should li-ion be charged whenever you feel like?
     
  5. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    No it's not.
     
  6. sam2428 macrumors 6502

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    Letting the battery die fully is a common misconception about battery health and longevity. This was actully needed for nickel cadmium based batteries as they would have this so called "memory" if you charged them early. This is actually not necessary for lithium ion batteries, in fact, keeping them charged is actually better as they tend to get weaker if you let them drain fully.
     
  7. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    I meant destroy as in it'll use alot more juice.
     
  8. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Okily dokily, neighbourino!
     
  9. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    For the best possible battery life have your brightness at

    30-40%
     
  10. steveca macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. I find that saves some good battery life for me
     

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