Do I let my new iPhone battery die?

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  1. sppunk, Sep 26, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2015

    sppunk macrumors member

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    Previous conventional wisdom was to let the battery die completely once initially received, then treat as normal (ie try to keep between 40-80 percent, etc). Is that still accurate?
     
  2. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    its not going to hurt you to run it down to 0% once a month or so
     
  3. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    It does not harm your battery to run it down. Apple even advise this.

    http://www.apple.com/uk/batteries/maximizing-performance/

    Tl;Dr just use your phone. Charge it whenever you like and run it down as much as you like. Spend more time enjoying it and less time looking at the battery %
     
  4. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't matter how you treat your battery, it'll be fine.
     
  5. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    it will only hurt if you keep it at 0% for a prolonged period of time (i'm talking about weeks and months, not hours)
     
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    It doesn't matter. Lithium-ion batteries don't work like the old Ni-cad ones. There's no "memory effect". You don't have to to condition your battery. Discharge and recharge it however is convenient for you. Nothing you do or don't do is likely to harm your battery.
     
  7. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Except stab it with a sharp object and create a "thermal event" (I love that phrase Apple came up with, sounds like a nuclear explosion is going to happen). :)
     
  8. sppunk thread starter macrumors member

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