How to tell fully charged?

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  1. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

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    How do I tell when my new iPhone 6 is fully charged? I thought you get a "plug" icon when its fully charged and a "lightning bolt" when its charging. But it's been on the lightning bolt for at least 30 mins. (FYI I am plugged into the computer, not wall, so maybe that matters?)
     
  2. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    In itunes it show a plug
     
  3. super tomtendo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    itunes and phone show a lightning bolt... odd been over 30 mins.
     
  4. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    Itunes always show a plug for me, if it does not show for you than keep the iphone plugged in.
     
  5. super tomtendo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I am. Just weird cause its been over 30 mins...
     
  6. nickernzen macrumors newbie

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    30 minutes is not a long time to charge, especially with the larger battery in the 6.
     
  7. super tomtendo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I said its been sitting at 100% but no "fully-charged" icon for 30+ minutes.
     
  8. nickernzen macrumors newbie

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    Ok, that makes sense. There was no mention of 100% in your previous posts. I wouldn't worry too much about the difference between 100% and "fully charged" though.
     
  9. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Charging from laptop gives slower trickle charge as opposed to a wall wart which gives stronger/faster charge. If you want fast, charge with wall charger.
     
  10. super tomtendo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Charging from my iMac. Been at 100% for probably a hour now, and no indicator it's fully charged.

    It's not a big deal, just curious.
     
  11. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Give it another 30 mins and then see how long battery status stays at 100% while using. Could be another glitch that you don't get an indicator. I'm still waiting on UPS delivery but I'll post later tonite or tomorrow (after I get set up) whether or not I see the same thing as you.

    If you really want to test quickly, go and plug into a wall outlet and see if it makes a difference.
     
  12. super tomtendo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, good luck. The phone is great! I was lucky.. FedEx left for delivery at 8:10am and got here at 10:45am.
     
  13. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. On Launch Day 2012 for iPhone 5, my delivery was at 9:00 AM. Today, not so prompt. *tapping foot impatiently*

    UPDATE: I just checked my iPhone 5 which was plugged into the wall charging. Reads at 100% with tiny bolt to the right of the battery icon. Unplugged the iPhone and now it reads 100% with no symbol next to or on battery icon. I think you're good to go.
     
  14. super tomtendo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think the bolt means its charging. Usually you see a "plug" icon when it is fully-charged.
     
  15. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I remember that from iPod but not particularly from iOS 6 and up. I'll plug my iPhone back in for a while longer.
     
  16. blah007 macrumors member

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    Wait so, do you guys wait for your battery to reach 100% before unplugging or do you wait till you see a plug to unplug?

    Do you see a plug when your phone is done charging from a wall outlet on your iPhone to unplug it? (Any version of iPhone, preferably iPhone 5/5s)
     
  17. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    When I see 100% I unplug the device. I'm going to have to charge my phone later anyway so I don't care too much.
     
  18. nikicampos macrumors 6502a

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    Really? You don't think that 100% is fully charged?
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There hasn't been a plug icon for over a year now since iOS 7. You only get the lightning bolt when you plug the phone in whether its charging or done charging. You simply look at the percentage and if you want wait til 100% to know that it's basically done, or take it off whenever you want--today's batteries are designed to work no matter how much or really how often you charge them, so it basically makes no practical difference.
     
  20. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Yep, that's what I thought. No bolt without juice; no plug at all anymore.
     
  21. ender21 macrumors 6502

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    Nope. Pre-ios7 somewhere were posts/charts about the charging process for i-devices. Something like: From 0 to X% it goes slow, then from X% to Y% it charges very fast, then from Y% to 100% it goes slow again, and from 100% to "Really-this-is-as-charged-as-the-device-is-ever-going-to-get" it trickle-charges. Then when you see the plug icon, it's actually 100%.

    I'm paraphrasing of course because I don't have the chart/website at my disposal and have never really found out how things may have changed since.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    With today's batteries it really doesn't matter so if someone really wants to get all the way to full seeing 100% is good enough basically to not worry about it.
     
  23. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    Get one of the many free "Battery" apps which can tell you the current charging status.
     
  24. ender21 macrumors 6502

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    Oh I agree with that. I was just addressing the technical aspect of 3 digits popping up that say "100" might not actually mean it. Sort of like all the bars on my gas tank meter being lit up even though I may have already driven 30 miles.
     

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