Creating this thread in preparation of my new iPhone 13 mini. I will report back in 2022 on my battery capacity, when the iPhone 14 (I assume) is released.
Currently I have been MagSafe charging my launch day iPhone 12 mini every night (with random wireless charging top ups). The phone has never been plugged into via the cable, and yes, I am able to run port less if it every gets to this stage. It is now Sep 2021 and my battery capacity is at 89%.
I hope this helps anyone who has battery capacity worries.
I thought it was widely known that fast chargers degrade battery capacity a lot quicker?
I was talking about other 3rd party wireless charging methods.first off wireless charging IS MagSafe, don’t think they’re separate. Apple has done something to Qi charging and used magnets but it’s the same.
Just abate from be certain this is the iPhone 13 mini launched from just less than 20/30 days ago according to todays date and you’re now at 89% battery life?
I’ve had my iPhone 12 mini and mostly charged via MagSafe until early September and I’m at 89% since mid March 2021.
Without regurgitating specs ..do you guys think it’s worth the upgrade going from 12 mini to 13 mini ?
That’s great. How long have you owned the 13 mini for?I have only Magsafe charged from new… still at 100%
Since launch.That’s great. How long have you owned the 13 mini for?
Amazing! That’s good with a MagSafe charger.Since launch.
My phone is charged daily. I slap it on the Magsafe charger at bedtime.
Just turn on Low Power mode if you are charging the phone wired and using it at the sane time. In Low Power mode the 2 performance cores are disabled in the A15 and only the 4 efficiency cores are used but are down clocked to 1.37GHz (from 1.83GHz). The A15 only uses about 3 watts which keep the phone from heating up. You can even get a perfect 60 fps in video games.Or if keeping longer term then just pay about €70 every two years or so to have Apple replace the battery.
Decide for yourself if the convenience of wireless is worth about €35/year in extra costs (on top of what you paid for your wireless charger anyway) and if so just accept the price and forget about battery health.
BTW if you do charge with a wire don’t use your phone for heavy tasks like gaming while it’s charging as that’s effectively the same heat damage.
Launch day 13 mini here and battery is 100%. My 12 mini was 100% after a year.Would love to hear what people iPhone 13 mini’s battery percentage is at after a few months
Had my 12 mini since the launch. It's at 99%. I never use any fast charging. Alway use 5W wired charging and charge only to 80-90%, rarely to 100%. Also almost never let it fall below 20-25% charge.
Biggest culprit for a fast battery degradation is generally fully charging and fully draining the battery.
I always try to keep it between 20-85%.
If you are not using the full battery you might aswell have a degraded battery lol
Not sure what you are trying to get at, but I don't run down my iPhone until it is 0% nor do I need to charge it 100% each day.If you are not using the full battery you might aswell have a degraded battery lol
Not sure what you are trying to get at, but I don't run down my iPhone until it is 0% nor do I need to charge it 100% each day.
I only use about 40% a day, so I don't need to charge it to 100% everyday.
Do you use your phone until it dies and then charge it again? I doubt it.
If you are not concerned at all about battery health, by all means go ahead deplete and recharge your battery fully, 100% to 0% to 100%.If you are not using the full battery you might aswell have a degraded battery lol
As has been pointed out in several places, the battery is probably something like 104% when it's new, so the degradation won't show up until it goes below 100%. After that you will see the number go down periodically. Some overreact and say then the whole thing is bogus, that "your iPhone is lying to you," that this is some Apple conspiracy, but I think the percentage is still useful as long as you know it's relative and it doesn't start at 100%, but a little higher.Still at 100% battery capacity… Daily MagSafe charging overnight, I slap it on the puck and sleep.
I follow no rules, I charge it at whatever percentage it is.