Going traveling - How to store iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rufio, May 21, 2008.

  1. rufio macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2007
    hey all

    living in canada and going to asia for 3 months

    what is the best way i should store my iphone? fully charged? completely drained? plugged in?

    ideally ill have the sim card out cuz i wont be here to accept calls.

    anyone have any suggestions?

    much appreciated!
  2. onlycopunk macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2008
    Unlock phone, buy asian sim card, enjoy iphone on vacation.

    If you don't want to do that, just turn it off so the battery wont be used at all.

    The iphone battery has no special needs. It's just like a battery in a digital camera or an ipod a laptop or another cell phone. And I would have a hard time believing that you would take special care of any other batteries in any other electronics.
  3. senorFunkyPants macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2008
    Li-ion batteries slowly lose charge over time even when switched off until its completely without charge, this is not at all desirable as Li-ion batteries that become deep discharged sometimes lose the ability to take a recharge (which is why electrical items that use Li-ion batteries are always fully charged ex factory to account for lengthy shop storage before sale).
    I would suggest the iphone is fully charged and switched off before storing it somewhere where it won't get hot. Having someone charge it once a month wouldn't hurt but is not necessary for a 3 month storage.

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