iPhone 6(S)(+) iPhone 6 battery left on over time

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jriley1415, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Jriley1415 macrumors newbie


    Jun 7, 2018
    Now I thought I’ve heard that putting your phone up for a long time (like 2 years) can insta kill the battery if left on. Is this true? I’m buying an iPhone 6 off someone and they said that they never turned it off and it’s put up for quite some time. How bad will the damage be?
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You would be storing a fully depleted battery. That can/will kill it for sure.

    Battery should have been stored at about 50% charge for best results.
  3. canuckRus macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2014
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Apple has posted standby battery life for the iPhone 6 and it isn’t 2 years. The phone runs down and then turns off; there is no extended storage with the phone on. Buy the phone and get Apple’s $30 battery replacement.

    IMO, you should buy the 6S over the 6.
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    What exactly do you mean by "put up" in the context of never turning off the phone?
  6. acorntoy macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2010
    How about:

    1. Ask them to turn on the device
    2. Ask them to install 11.3 and snapshot the battery health.
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Damaged? like blow up, or start leaking? I think that's more O.C.D. on your part.

    Replacement these days not expensive.

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