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

    Jul 15, 2011
    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


    Jan 24, 2010
    Charge it every night and unplug it in the morning. Nothing special.
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Yes. The phone ain't gonna last two days the way I use it.
  4. N e e k thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2011
    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

    Sep 4, 2011
    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


    Jan 24, 2010
    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

    Jul 15, 2011
    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

    Sep 4, 2011
    Some of those people have the 6, not sure how they do it.
  9. Ortiz7983 Suspended

    Aug 6, 2012
    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


    Oct 28, 2007
    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

    Apr 5, 2011
    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

    Jul 15, 2011
    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

    Oct 1, 2012
    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


    Nov 6, 2008
    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


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    I do the same. Haven't ruined any batteries by doing that so I'll continue to do so.
  16. sirjdub macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012

    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 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    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


    Jul 25, 2013
    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


    Jul 19, 2013
    Usually charge over night, every night. The 6+ battery is alot better though
  20. zuckuss00 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2012
    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


    Sep 17, 2013
    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.
  22. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    I usually charge mine every night. On some occasion I just skip a night. Short charging is good.
  23. stasha macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2014
    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

    Aug 28, 2012
    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.
  25. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


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

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