iPhone battery

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  1. axelnova macrumors newbie

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    just a quick query about the type of battery in the iPhone 3G

    Is it OK to charge the battery before it goes flat, in the same was i can with my macbook? or should i wait until it's absolutely out of juice?

    just got my iPhone, and would like to preserve it's (already meagre) battery life!

    on a similar note - any recommendations for brands of portable charging units that would be available in the UK? seen one by kensington that looks quite cool

    cheers guys
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    You can charge it whenever you need to. Don't worry about waiting until it dies.
     
  3. Badfoot macrumors 6502

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    Yes with all the 'smart' charging circuitry, the nimh (Lipo) batteries are pretty bullet proof.
     
  4. jhonmagee macrumors newbie

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    dont ever wait until it dies!that will runin the mainboard ps im an iphone tech:D
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Not correct. You can wait until it dies to calibrate your battery every month or so.
     
  6. John T macrumors 68020

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    Absolutely! In fact, Apple recommend that :)
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    Perhaps you should be retrained. ;)
     
  8. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Well there is something to be said for that. As draining them right down will shorten the life of the battery it won't wreck it. Just don't make a habit of doing it.
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I almost spit out my drink with that comment. :D
     

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