Is it mandatory to "drain" battery for cycling?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AceC, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. AceC macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2013
    I got a new iPhone 5S recently, and I've heard you need to drain the battery and let it die completely after charging it fully. Is this really necessary? Or does it even make much difference?

    I've also heard it's bad for the type of batteries in an iPhone to get below 40%? True, or does it matter?
  2. antiprotest, Jan 6, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2014

    antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Is it mandatory to "drain" battery for cycling?

    No just use it any way you want.
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006

    Just use your phone and enjoy it, plug it in and charge it when necessary.

    On older Li-ion batteries you could shorten the life if you ran them down to 0% often. I'm not sure if this is still the case, but I don't make a habit of it.
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
  5. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2013
    Apple Store, USA
    It will be does affect your phone but will not be noticeable for about 3 or more years-by then u will probably have a new phone. Just use your phone and don't worry...I used to worry about the battery too but it won't affect u for a couple years so u will be good.

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