iPhone 11 do iphones come pre-charged out of the factory?

muhle

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I'm referring to the "last charge" under settings/battery which shows the last date phone was charged and to what percentage.
 
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freeagent

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Usually mine are around 65% iirc. I don’t think I’ve gotten one in the 80s. I’ve probably had 10-12 iPhones over the years. Usually replacements. Yay AppleCare.
 

muhle

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I'm referring to the "last charge" under battery which shows the last date phone was charged and to what percentage.
 

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I preordered the SE 2020 and received it the day it was released. Mine came with a 100% charge.
About a year and a half ago I got a promo deal and got a new free 6S and it was around 80 or a little higher.
 

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I setup over 1000 iPhones last month. They all came between 65% - 85%. Lower battery percentage seems to be older iPhones as they would be several small iOS updates behind the higher percentage iPhones.
 

muhle

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I setup over 1000 iPhones last month. They all came between 65% - 85%. Lower battery percentage seems to be older iPhones as they would be several small iOS updates behind the higher percentage iPhones.
Are you referring to the last date battery was charged on a brand new phone and next to it shows to what percentage it was charged before it was shipped to you? or are you referring to what the percentage of battery was when you got the phone? because battery percentage can decrease while sitting at the warehouse...
 

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Are you referring to the last date battery was charged on a brand new phone and next to it shows to what percentage it was charged before it was shipped to you? or are you referring to what the percentage of battery was when you got the phone? because battery percentage can decrease while sitting at the warehouse...
Percentage of battery when I got the phone (unboxed phone).
 

muhle

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Percentage of battery when I got the phone (unboxed phone).
no im referring to the last percentage it was charged before it left the factory
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basically to what % does apple charge a brand new phone when it leaves the factory
 

freeagent

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65-85 is a standard storage charge for li-po and li-ion cells. Sending them out at 100% would be dangerous.
 

960design

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no im referring to the last percentage it was charged before it left the factory
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basically to what % does apple charge a brand new phone when it leaves the factory
Is this for a research project?
I still have about 100 iPhones in my office.
I could check a couple of them on Friday.
 

muhle

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Is this for a research project?
I still have about 100 iPhones in my office.
I could check a couple of them on Friday.
That would be nice. Should be under Settings~~~>battery next to "last charged" it should say to what percentage it was charged when it left the factory.

I'm just wondering to see if Apple pre-charges iphones to a "specific percentage" or just a random percentage before it leaves the factory.
Thanks.
 

Cobold

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That's weird. which iphones were these?
That‘s not weird, that‘s totally normal. If you reset you iPhone to factory default or do even a DFU restore, the battery stats are empty for some time and never show a „last charged“ date.
And that‘s exactly what you see on new phones, too.
 
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muhle

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That‘s not weird, that‘s totally normal. If you reset you iPhone to factory default or do even a DFU restore, the battery stats are empty for some time and never show a „last charged“ date.
And that‘s exactly what you see on new phones, too.
Well my brand new iphone 11 showed last charged 3/31/20 to 84% after i set it up... Maybe 960designe has not set up the phones and that's why it shows nothing. I'm not sure.
 

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Well my brand new iphone 11 showed last charged 3/31/20 to 84% after i set it up... Maybe 960designe has not set up the phones and that's why it shows nothing. I'm not sure.
I unboxed and setup 5 iPhones: 'hello' screens to network to cellular activation. The battery display was the same for all. It seems that about 1 in 100 may have been 'tested' before getting boxed up. Could you have possibly received a new phone that was 'quality checked'?
These five were iPhone7s.
 

muhle

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I unboxed and setup 5 iPhones: 'hello' screens to network to cellular activation. The battery display was the same for all. It seems that about 1 in 100 may have been 'tested' before getting boxed up. Could you have possibly received a new phone that was 'quality checked'?
These five were iPhone7s.
My previous iphone 11 was also charged but to 80% exact. This one was to 84%. I believe apple started doing this with the newer iphones.
If you have a iphone 11, 11 pro or 11pro max you can check it out and report back if you want.
 

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Although I can't prove it, I'm going to say most of my iPhones I've received did not have a last charged date. I think I would know because like the OP, I would have posted about it if I had seen it.

Interesting note about the quality assurance. Makes sense.

All but one of my phones had >50% charge from factory. It was a refurbished replacement I got for a defective 6+ - that thing was dead when I got it (0%) - went on to provide a very long 2 year life with amazing capacity.
 

muhle

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Although I can't prove it, I'm going to say most of my iPhones I've received did not have a last charged date. I think I would know because like the OP, I would have posted about it if I had seen it.

Interesting note about the quality assurance. Makes sense.

All but one of my phones had >50% charge from factory. It was a refurbished replacement I got for a defective 6+ - that thing was dead when I got it (0%) - went on to provide a very long 2 year life with amazing capacity.
those older iphones came with older iOS so they didn't even have the last charged option. When you say had less than 50% battery you mean when you got the phone had half the charge right?
 

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those older iphones came with older iOS so they didn't even have the last charged option. When you say had less than 50% battery you mean when you got the phone had half the charge right?
I had a red screen on my 6+ and took it to Apple, they gave me a refurbished (white box) replacement that had 0% charge. lol. <shrug>.

Ah I didn't even know about that (older phones) - got it.
 

muhle

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I had a red screen on my 6+ and took it to Apple, they gave me a refurbished (white box) replacement that had 0% charge. lol. <shrug>.

Ah I didn't even know about that (older phones) - got it.
you said it had less than 50% charge. That was my question
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Maybe apple.com is selling used iphones? repackaging them and sealing them, and then selling them as new???? That would be messed up!
As i mentioned i bought the first iphone 11 last month and it had last charge of 3/3/20 to 80%. I returned that one, and bought another one, and this one has the last charge date of 3/31/20 to 84% charge.
 
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muhle

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Just found this on another Thread on this forum:

"It's a relatively new thing, only available with phones preloaded with iOS 12 or newer."

So as i understand, iPhones including Xs and after should all have a "last charge" date right out of the box.
Perhaps the manufacturing date of the device.
 
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