How to set up iPhone NOT to charge when you plug it into USB on mac?

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  1. iceman46 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    please, can anyone tell me if it is possible to set up mac when you plug in your iPhone, it does NOT charge it?

    tnx
     
  2. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    I don't think that's possible and why would you not want it to charge?
     
  3. iceman46 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because I heard, it is not god for battery to charge when its not fully empty.
    At least I heard that.

    Do you know what is the best way to charge iPone battery, to preserve its durability?

    tnx
     
  4. Rennir macrumors 6502

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    Where's GJStudios when you need him? ;) Btw, that's untrue for lith-ion batteries. There's a very helpful guide on batteries here on MR, although it may take a while to find it. I learned a lot by reading up on lithium based batteries on batteryuniversity.com
     
  5. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    Newer batteries actually benefit from being topped off instead of draining and charging. You really(at least according to apple) calibrate the battery once a month by doing a full battery use and charging it again.
     
  6. stevenlangley1 macrumors regular

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    If you still wanted to do this, I'd say the easiest way would be to remove the USB pin on the cord that provides the power to the phone. Of course you'd have to have another unmodified cord to charge with.
     
  7. iceman46 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tnx for answers.

    Ye, I heard it like you guys wrote.

    So my problem is, because I use personal hotspot a lot, my iPhone gets charged every time i plug it into mac to use it as a hotspot.

    It would be excellent to be able to tell mac or iPhone:
    DONT CHARGE NOW MAN! :D
     
  8. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    Again, charging it constantly is ok, it won't ruin your battery. The technology will be worthless long before your battery doesn't hold a charge.
     
  9. iceman46 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tnx MadGoad,

    I agree, but was just asking - I just need to know :)
     
  10. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    Short of cutting the USB Cable open and severing the (+) wire, no, there's no way of not charging the battery.
     
  11. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Your iPhone battery will actually last longer if you charge it more often and don't let it drain to completely dead but once a month or so - to recalibrate the percent charged indicator.
     
  12. iceman46 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tnx guys,

    I got all answers I needed!

    TNX!

    :apple: RULEZ!:cool:
     
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