iPhone Battery

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by njharris97, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. njharris97 macrumors member

    #1
    Hi,

    As I have purchased my iPhone 6, I was going to use my old iPhone 5 for access to 'hey Siri' in one room. This would mean that the iPhone will be plugged into power 24/7.

    My question is will this damage the battery for long term. Eg if I decide to sell the iPhone later will the battery be dead?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #2
    Yes, keeping a phone,computer or other device plugged in 24x7x365 will certainly degrade the battery's life expectancy.

    I think your best bet imo, is to sell it now, rather then later, just because the valuation is only going to decrease anyways, i.e., get what can now.
     
  3. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

    IpadSC400

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    Yes...bad for the battery in the long run. Then again, it takes 5 minutes and 5 bucks to replace the iPhone 5 battery so whatever floats your boat, I suppose.
     

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