For the guys who get amazing battery, do you charge your phone every night?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by N e e k, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. N e e k macrumors 6502

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    What are your charge cycles? Every night? Charge it to 100%, and then take it off? What do you guys do? I'm curious.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Charge it every night and unplug it in the morning. Nothing special.
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yes. The phone ain't gonna last two days the way I use it.
     
  4. N e e k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I figured. I got 8 hours of usage yesterday which I thought wasn't bad but I see people with a lot better
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Down to 30% with about 4.5 hours of usage consisting mostly of Twitter, Safari, and Messages. Then I see people getting 9-10 hours at 1% with heavy use and some gaming and I wonder what I'm doing wrong.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    There are times where I don't charge is for a few days. Still get rather good battery life out of it.
     
  7. N e e k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, the Plus has 2x the battery size. I mean, that's probably why. I got 8 hours the first time and I used it heavily
     
  8. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Some of those people have the 6, not sure how they do it.
     
  9. Ortiz7983 Suspended

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    I charge all night. Unplug at 7:20 in the morning. At 66% percent right now and I haven't charged it. And that's because I'm typing in this thread with my phone and refreshing every minute on my fantasy football app. And all morning I was playing music non stop. Love my iPhone 6 plus
     
  10. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I wake up at 4:15am, play with my phone all day, then go to bed around 10am each day. At bedtime, I'm at about 25%. That's the life of having a Plus. I charge "overnight" then.
     
  11. newone757 macrumors 6502

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    I charge overnight. Non stop heavy usage I get 13 hours. On a normal workday (can't take my phone to work) I have 40-50% when I lay back down.

    6 plus
     
  12. N e e k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I know. I love the Plus. The battery and the screen alone IMO is worth it. I mean if you think about it it's almost the size of an iPad mini and the mini gets like what, 10 hours? I wonder how these batteries will hold up over time
     
  13. kirkhuffy macrumors regular

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    iPhone 6. Unplugged at 100% at 8:15am... Decent amount of LTE usage throughout the day (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, texting, safari, spotify, youtube, etc..) and as of right now (10:05pm) I'm sitting at 51%. Pretty happy. My 5 wasn't even lasting three hours anymore
     
  14. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    I charge it every night to 100% no matter what. Even if there's more than half the battery left I still throw it on the charger overnight.
     
  15. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I do the same. Haven't ruined any batteries by doing that so I'll continue to do so.
     
  16. sirjdub macrumors newbie

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    I asked a genius tech who recently replaced my iPhone 5 battery similar questions.

    He said #1: it doesn't matter if you use an iPad charger to charge an iphone, "it will scale down the power"

    #2: it doesn't matter if you leave it on the charger past 100% once it's fully charged.

    #3: he said the batteries are rated in their cycles. So to not use as many cycles over the life of the phone, wait til the battery is close to 10% or lower to fully recharge.

    FWIW I am using the 6 plus with #3 in mind and will see how my battery is in 1.5 years.
     
  17. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    You can plug the phone in anytime you like. Cycles isn't how many times the battery is charged to 100%. It's how many times you have charged, equalling 100%, collectively.

    If you have 90% battery and charge to 100%, this isn't one full cycle. It is 10% of a cycle so you don't need to drain low, then charge.
     
  18. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    Still do.

    It gives me more buffer at the end of the day if I use the phone heavily compared to the 5s, but it wouldn't make it through the next day if I don't charge it.
     
  19. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Usually charge over night, every night. The 6+ battery is alot better though
     
  20. zuckuss00 macrumors member

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    I charge my iPhone 6 every other night. Just like my iPhone 5.

    Unless I'm doing something different during my usage time that really drains the battery. This morning I charged my phone at 20% after 2 days since my last full charge.
     
  21. oVerboost macrumors 6502a

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    Charge my 6 every night when I go to bed and take it off at 7 the next morning. It's not needed any topping up in between that time with heavy usage of Facebook, snapchat, whatsapp and general browsing, not really a game playing type of guy but gives an idea of usage/battery drain. My 5s would have been dead by about 5-6pm under the same usage pattern, so I'm happy enough with the 6 over the 6plus as I wanted the smaller device.
     
  22. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I usually charge mine every night. On some occasion I just skip a night. Short charging is good.
     
  23. stasha macrumors 6502

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    im not difficult person...i charge my battery everytime i am near to a charger,whether its at home or in the car,eventhough its still 80% i will plug it to the charger . i never complaint about the battery.
     
  24. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    Besides the fact that I'm usually at about 30-40% at bed time, there's another huge reason I charge every night; iCloud backup. Three requirements for automatic iCloud backup: device locked, connected to wifi, connected to charger.

    I've been charging the same iPad nightly since April, 2010, and my iPhone 4 since mid-2011. I've yet to see a noticeable drop in battery life in all that time, on either unit.

    iT just works. These aren't your grandfather's nicad-based rechargeables.
     
  25. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    i charge it once a day the max.. or whenever i feel like plugging it in. LOL
     

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