iPhone battery conditioning

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TRICKorDEVICE, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    So, at one time it was considered good maintenance to periodically fully charge and discharge the iPhone. I recall an Apple help article saying as much. Is this still considered best practice? I want to make sure I condition my iPhone 6 battery properly to get the best battery life.

    Thanks!
     
  2. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    IMO, you will probably upgrade your phone by the time ur battery degrade.
     
  3. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think you're right...however, I'm curious about getting the most out of it on a daily basis.
     
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    The link has good information and to answer your question directly, Apple no longer recommends a monthly full discharge. That article has been removed.
     
  6. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. I'll take that to mean it is no longer necessary. Thanks!
     
  7. TLewis, Oct 10, 2014
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    TLewis macrumors 65816

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    That article was likely causing more harm than good, which is probably why it was changed. I'm guessing that an occasional deep discharge does -- technically -- keep the battery meter better calibrated. However, given that many people do -- accidentally or not -- occasional deep discharges, the original web page recommendations were probably not really unnecessary. Also, any differences in long-term battery life were probably not noticed by most people for a couple of years or so.

    However, given the "poor battery life" of a new iPhone in the first couple of days, I'm guessing that the meter might not be calibrated at all, initially, and that a couple of charges might be needed to calibrate the battery. If so, a fairly deep discharge (once and only once), say down to 10-20%, might be useful with a new iPhone. Of course, many owners probably do let their new shiny phones get that low, and so this advice is probably not needed.
     
  8. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

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    1 deep discharge per month, that is what I do for calibration.
     
  9. Geo1688 macrumors newbie

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  10. darknight007316 macrumors member

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    This is the 1st time I'm not calibrating (iPhone 6plus). Hope it won't make a difference...
     

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