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N e e k

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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.
 

N e e k

macrumors 6502
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Jul 15, 2011
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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
 

batting1000

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Sep 4, 2011
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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.
 

Intell

macrumors P6
Jan 24, 2010
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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.
 

N e e k

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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.

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
 

Ortiz7983

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Aug 6, 2012
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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
 

kas23

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Oct 28, 2007
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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.
 

newone757

macrumors 6502
Apr 5, 2011
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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
 

N e e k

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Jul 15, 2011
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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
 

kirkhuffy

macrumors 6502
Oct 1, 2012
256
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Philadelphia
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
 

tubbymac

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Nov 6, 2008
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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.

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.
 

sirjdub

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Sep 20, 2012
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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.


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.
 

Steve686

macrumors 68040
Nov 13, 2007
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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.
 

bambooshots

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Jul 25, 2013
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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.
 

zuckuss00

macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2012
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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.
 

oVerboost

macrumors 68000
Sep 17, 2013
1,565
1,039
United Kingdom
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.
 

Shadowbech

macrumors G3
Oct 18, 2011
9,038
5,894
I usually charge mine every night. On some occasion I just skip a night. Short charging is good.
 

stasha

macrumors 6502
Sep 18, 2014
331
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Montréal
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.
 

ApfelKuchen

macrumors 601
Aug 28, 2012
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Between the coasts
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.
 

Appl3FTW

macrumors 603
Nov 15, 2012
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1,252
i charge it once a day the max.. or whenever i feel like plugging it in. LOL
 
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