iPhone battery charging; whats the best behavior?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Colonel Badger, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Colonel Badger macrumors 6502

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    I'm about to buy my first iPhone to replace my dead iPod etc.

    I used to leave my iPod in my Logitech AudioStation when not in use so it would charge as well being able to then play the music at home.

    My question is; is this a good idea for an iPhone. Is the battery in an iPhone designed to be drained fully before re-charge or is it designed to be topped up as you go? The latter would work fine with me plugging it in to the AudioStation periodically but if its the former then i'm worried my battery life would be adversely affected!
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Charge it whenever you want and calibrate it once a month or so. Google calibrate.
     
  3. Greenman85 macrumors regular

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    pls expand? what is this? thx
     
  4. chox99 macrumors regular

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    Correct me if I'm wrong.

    First few charges
    -fully charge, fully drain, repeat 3-5 times.
    Every month, calibrate
    -Fully charge, fully drain, repeat if you like.

    For calibration, I usually drains battery by running streaming app and stuff so it drains faster. I heard half drained battery forms crystals if left alone for long time.
     

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