Does the iPhone come charged?

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  1. Meister Suspended

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    Just unpacked my new 5c and i couldnt turn it on. Like not at all!
    Now it seems to be charging.

    This is my first iphone, but I know from the ipad and macbooks that they always come at about 50%.

    Is this normal?
     
  2. mr99 macrumors 6502a

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    Not typical but not surprising either. Every apple device i've ever purchased has had over 50% battery.
     
  3. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    From working at best buy, I can tell you that the 5Cs, for some unknown reason, tend to come uncharged. The 5S always comes pre charged though
     
  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    My iPhones always came charged with a good amount of battery life.
     
  5. brew99 macrumors newbie

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    About a week ago I got a new 5s and the store told me to come back after 30min to give it a time to charge. It wouldn't even turn on.

    Now, I do know that lipo batteries shouldn't be stored in such a low state, so I was a little surprised, and hope that it doesn't effect my battery performance
     
  6. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    probably old stock. what ios version was it running?
     
  7. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    I've purchased a 5s and 5c both of which came completely dead.
     
  8. Meister thread starter Suspended

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    iOS 7.0
     
  9. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    4 and 5 both came charged. Don't remember how much, but I'd guess at around 50-70%.
     
  10. Meister thread starter Suspended

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    Its charging now. Probably old stock like mentioned.
    I am a real :apple: fan boy all the way now :)

    I am thrilled since I've used every other :apple: product but never the one that made :apple: successfull today.
     
  11. cynics macrumors G3

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    I lithium ion battery should be in a suspended state upon deliver, it can stay this way for years. You'll see certain batteries advertise this.

    iPhones typically come out of the box around 65-70%. This is important for the retailer for activation too. If not it's a real pita if they need to charge it prior to you using it.

    I wouldn't worry about it too much if it acts normally.
     
  12. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    The Apple II?
     
  13. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Not sure about the 5C but every iPhone I have purchased had at least 60% if not more. Never had one dead flat out of the box.
     
  14. Meister, Aug 7, 2014
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    afb ii ;)
     
  15. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Same here. I think it's quite odd that the battery would be completely dead on a brand new device.
     
  16. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    I think my 4 came with less than 20% battery, otherwise they were all higher than 50%. Either way... I'll always do a full charge/discharge regardless of what it comes with.
     
  17. thehustleman macrumors 65816

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    Why the phone is new, it will be charged.

    But if it's sat a while the charge dwindles down to nothing.

    It leaves the factory fully charged though
     
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  19. Meister thread starter Suspended

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    I dont mind old stock. I love the 5c.
    Does the iPhone go bad if it sits on the shelf for too long?
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Would they really leave the factory fully charged? I believe the best way to store those kinds of batteries is when they are something like a little less than 50% charge, so I'd expect that's how they would leave the factory.

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    Some info about that kind of thing: http://gizmodo.com/how-to-take-care-of-your-smartphone-battery-the-right-w-513217256

    And of course directly from Apple: https://www.apple.com/batteries/maximizing-performance/
     
  21. Meister thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah I have read that before, but does that mean the battery is pretty much busted now?
    Is there an way to check this?
    And could I go to the :apple:store and demand a replacement. Its a brand new phone after all.
     
  22. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    not necessarily. if you left your iOS device lying on your desk for a month or so with a dead battery and then charged it, it would probably work fine.
     
  23. Meister thread starter Suspended

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    i dont know how long it was laying in the store.
    It was the last stock they had, because the iphone 6 is expected soon and they are trying to sell all the 5c ones.
    Thats why they are a bargain now.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's likely OK. I believe you can try using a program (on your computer) like BackupBot that could get a battery reading for you when you connect the phone to your computer.
     
  25. Meister thread starter Suspended

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    thanks for that suggestion! Greatly appreciated :)
     

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