How long do you wait to charge your device?

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  1. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    I've always wondered if I'm out of the ordinary, I charge my devices usually before the red zone. Probably about 22%. Maybe that's because my battery life lasts 2 days? When do you charge your device?
     
  2. snsking macrumors 6502

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    I tend to charge it once it hits anywhere from 35%-20%. And then I let it charge as long as I possibly can
     
  3. Shabbis macrumors regular

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    From Apple's site:

    Charge your Apple lithium-ion battery whenever you want. There’s no need to let it discharge 100% before recharging. Apple lithium-ion batteries work in charge cycles. You complete one charge cycle when you’ve used (discharged) an amount that equals 100% of your battery’s capacity — but not necessarily all from one charge. For instance, you might use 75% of your battery’s capacity one day, then recharge it fully overnight. If you use 25% the next day, you will have discharged a total of 100%, and the two days will add up to one charge cycle. It could take several days to complete a cycle. The capacity of any type of battery will diminish after a certain amount of recharging. With lithium-ion batteries, the capacity diminishes slightly with each complete charge cycle. Apple lithium-ion batteries are designed to hold at least 80% of their original capacity for a high number of charge cycles, which varies depending on the product.
     
  4. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    I've never been one to "time" my charge cycles. At the end of the day before I go to sleep I plug it in and take it off in the morning. Never had a battery problem.
     
  5. dannyTO macrumors regular

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  6. vietalogy macrumors 6502

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    I carry a anker 13000mah pack so I charge often.
     
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    This is pretty much what I do too. Or if I see that it's low during the day, I'll charge it, though that's gotten to be really rare with my 6+.

    Just charge it when you're sleeping and you should be fine.
     
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Charge mine every night don't matter how much juice it has.
     
  9. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    I hate when it drops below 70%. If I'm around my laptop, I'll charge it and obviously when I go to bed. I sync my phone several times a week so if I had to, I could live with a 10g phone since I save my photos every week but I prefer to keep most on the phone.
     
  10. Big Dawg 23 macrumors regular

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    I charge mine over night no matter the juice it has left. I do have it plugged in while using it for Navigation. I have always done this with every iPhone and never had an issue. Some days my two 6 Plus's(Personal AT&T and Work VZW) are at 30-40%.
     
  11. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    If I'm near an outlet at work or at home and don't need my phone on me usually about 25-35% otherwise I just wait until I go to bed.
     
  12. Alimar macrumors 6502a

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    I charge almost every night. When gaming or DLing, I plug it in. When traveling using GPS, it's plugged in. From time to time, I'll carry a charger and lighter plug just in case. All-in-all, the Plus's battery is great.
     
  13. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    Always when I come home from work, regardless of the %.
     
  14. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    How long do you wait to charge your device?

    I turned off the %; phone works the same when at 100% vs 5%
     
  15. stasha macrumors 6502

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    When its 2%,or sometimes when im on the car i put the charger when im using the map
     
  16. dvader123 macrumors regular

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    I thought I read somewhere that you shouldn't completely drain it before charging.
     
  17. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto. I use the heck out of my phone and I rarely need to charge more than just while sleeping.
     
  18. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    For me it doesn't matter where the % is, I just plug mine every night before going to bed. Somedays it can be at 80%, some days it can be 60%. It varies. I just like to have my device fully charged for the next day.
     
  19. cynics macrumors G4

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    Based on my plans. At work or if I have even the slightest plans of going out its charging. So it varies.

    I use my phone so much for work and personal it can completely die twice a day.
     
  20. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    On my last 5-6 iPhones and every cell phone I have had, I plug it in before going to bed no matter what is showing left at the end of the day.

    I do not think I could stand to wait till it got to a certain point of discharge before I plugged it in. Sounds like a hassel to me.
     
  21. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    If I'm out, I'll plug my phone in the car charger once it hits 20% or below.

    If I'm home, I usually don't plug it in until it's around 5%.

    I also plug my phone in each night prior to going to bed.
     
  22. CelestialToys macrumors 6502

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    I wait until I'm near to the charger, then I plug it in.
     
  23. EdMan macrumors 6502

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    I charge my phone pretty much every night regardless of how depleted it is. I've been doing this as long as I can remember and I've never had a battery issue worth noting.
     
  24. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I usually don't put mine on the charger until it reaches 20%.
     

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