Do I let my new iPhone battery die?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sppunk, Sep 26, 2015.

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

    sppunk macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2012
    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

    Sep 12, 2012
    its not going to hurt you to run it down to 0% once a month or so
  3. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2012
    It does not harm your battery to run it down. Apple even advise this.

    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

    Nov 16, 2008
    It doesn't matter how you treat your battery, it'll be fine.
  5. Conan86 macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2012
    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

    Sep 7, 2010
    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


    Sep 21, 2008
    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

    Nov 13, 2012

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