Do you charge your iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus every night?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I've been using an iPhone for seven years, and charging it at night was pretty much standard procedure.

    But since I got an iPhone 6 Plus, I no longer need to.

    If I run low on battery, I plug it in for 15 minutes and get plenty of charge to last me awhile.

    I basically just charge on the go whenever I need to these days.
  2. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
    With my iPhone 6 Plus I get a day and a half charge. So I usually charge my phone in the afternoon.
  3. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2011
    I charge when I can, that way I don't run through the charge cycles
  4. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Same here. I usually find myself plugging in anywhere between 1-5 pm.
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    i used to leave it charging overnight but now with the Plus, I charge during the daytime.
  6. Cergman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2013
    my tesla
    I don't care about charge cycles at all. I plug my phone in every night, and I also have a dock on my desk that props my phone up so I can see notifications and also charges it. Was $8 on eBay (MFI certified) and I mounted it to my desk.
  7. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I don't own the same iPhone for more than 2 years. Sometimes 1. So the battery is another persons headache.
  8. Cergman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2013
    my tesla
    Mine always end up needing to be replaced a few times throughout the period of time I own the phone, so battery longevity is a nonissue.
  9. Will2145, Oct 9, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2015

    Will2145 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2012
    Vancouver, Canada
    Said this on another thread, I'd charge regardless of percentage, just like a full 100% when I wake up. :)
  10. Violafab macrumors member


    Nov 12, 2014
    I do not charge my 6 plus every night. I never plug the charger/charging dock to the iPhone for a whole night. Never have, never will. Mostly charge every 1-2 days and only for a minor time frame.
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    That doesn't make any sense. Partial charges still contribute to the cycle count proportionately. Basically the only way to use less charge cycles is to use your phone less, or use it while it's plugged in.
  12. Zombiecrowd macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2013
    Charge cycles are cumulative. Charge up 10 times from 90% to 100 is same going from 0-100 once.
  13. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2009
    Irvine, CA
    Not exactly, but close enough in this situation. The electrochemical forces actually dochange based on electron position i.e. battery percentage.
  14. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    depends really.

    I did last night but the day before i had 50% left at night and didn't need to charge it till 7
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Every night. Unless I forget. If I do forget it generally needs a mid day charge. I use my phone more than I should.
  16. wchigo macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2015
    Yep, charge it every single night since the 3G (aside from the 4, which was the only generation I didn't own.)

    Like having a full battery in the morning and not having to charge during the day. It would be less of a hassle now to charge at work compared to before since I have my own office, but it doesn't feel necessary.

    I have gone a few nights without charging my Apple Watch, but that's only when I've gone away for one night and know I'll be back the next day. I'm also lazy so I don't want to have to bring another cable or pry it out of the Spigen stand that it is currently housed in. In those situations, I just put it in power reserve mode overnight and I'll have plenty of battery left for the next day before I get home. Aside from that, the watch gets charged every night as well.
  17. Rayy42 macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2014
    If I'm staying away from home then I don't freak out if I don't charge it overnight since I'll just use my 17W car charger on the go or my iPad charger.

    If I'm at home I normally charge to 100% every night unless it is above 75%.
  18. cnick6 macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2014
    Bellevue, WA
    Since my iPhone is my alarm clock, it gets plugged in every night. I find that the battery lasts longer with a full charge. :p
  19. whadzinaname macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
  20. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2012
    I charge it when it gets down to 1% everytime
  21. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

    Aug 12, 2014
    I only have to charge my 6 Plus every 48 hours or after 8-10 hours of usage. I really hope my SIM Free 6S Plus will be the same way.
  22. HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    US Eastern time zone
    Most nights yes, but here is where I skipped a day. 6s plus

  23. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007

    What? This would work out to be exactly the same. If you charge it 10 times when it's at 90%, thats 1 cycle. Same as if you charged it 0% to 100%.
  24. gixxerfool macrumors 65816


    Jun 7, 2008
  25. Tom G. macrumors 68020

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I put mine in the charger over night because it is also my clock and alarm, I've done this since my iPhone 3gs. Back then you had to do it to get through the night, but now with my 6s Plus I don't actually have to charge it every night, but it is a habit.

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