Has my battery been damaged?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by heyitsfez, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. heyitsfez macrumors member

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    Hello everyone, I have a question about my phone's battery. I have an iPhone 5 that I got in november. I have noticed that because of iOS 7 the battery life hasn't been great, but It wasn't bad enough to bother me. Recently, because of a family problem, my phone went slightly more than 2 weeks without a charge (jan 7 till today). Is that something that will affect my battery in the future? I charged it this morning. It was so bad that it wouldn't turn on the display to show that the battery was dead. But right now I'm having about the same results as I did before I got my phone taken away, I'm afraid I'll worsen soon for leaving the phone without a charge for so long. I'm also concerned because this is a replacement I got before my warranty expired in Dec, so I think I would be pretty much out of luck with the apple store. I'm still planning on going soon to see if/how they can help me. I just wanted to hear some input from you guys here. I would really appreciate your responses.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    When putting your phone into storage or if you're not going to use it for a long period of time, Apple suggests leaving it with a 50% charge.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.html

    That being said, if you've charged it up and have used it enough to notice that the battery life is about the same as it was in the past, it's probably fine.
     
  3. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    true that it should be left around 50%, and never empty or close to empty.



    however, i don't think 2 weeks counts as a "prolonged" period of time.


    of course that is opened to interpretation but my logic is that it should be fine. a month or more could start to degrade the life of the battery.
     
  4. heyitsfez thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I wondered too. Apple doesn't really specify what counts as a "prolonged period of time." It could be 3,6 months or a year. I guess I won't worry about it too much. I will still take it to the apple store just in case, there's one close to where I live. Thank you guys for your responses! :)
     

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