iPhone charging pattern?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Legion103, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Legion103 macrumors regular

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    Do you charge your phone only when it drains to 0? Do you charge multiple times a day?

    What's best and what's your routine?
     
  2. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Just charge it whenever, no special routines needed. Anyone who says otherwise hasn't been paying attention for years.

    The only thing I try to avoid is leaving it on charge for hours on end unnecessarily beyond 100%, purely because of heat. It's hotter when on charge and heat is the enemy of battery health. I'm not OCD about it though, if I charge it overnight and I don't wake up or go to the loo, 8 hour charge it is :)
     
  3. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Leaving it on charge for hours on end isn't nearly as bad as letting the battery hit 0%. The old rules don't apply, folks. You don't have to "condition" Lithium Ion batteries by running them out and recharging fully.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    My pattern is to plug it in when the battery runs down and use it, when it isn't :)

    I don't adhere to any specific methodology other then trying to avoid deep drains.
     
  5. yegon macrumors 68020

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    That's true, forgot to say that, oops.
     
  6. Djentleman macrumors 6502

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    Gone the same route for the first time and honestly....it's freeing.
     
  7. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68020

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    True, but there is a fairly recent (April 2013) discovery that may help you add more long-term usage to your phone batteries over at phys.org
     
  8. Legion103 thread starter macrumors regular

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