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Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by FatPuppy, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

    FatPuppy

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    If I charge my iphone 4:
    1 Below 10 percent?
    2 10 or above?
    3 20 or below?
    4 above 20 ?
     
  2. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    Yes, you can charge at anytime. Why wait for a certain %? You'll probably run it down every day anyway. ENJOY! :)
     
  3. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    yes of course, won't cause any issues either way.

    but it is recommended that you discharge the battery once a month, just charge until 100% and use the phone until the batteries flat.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.html
     
  4. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok thanks everyone but I heard that if an iphone is below 20 and than charge it to 100, it's called full cycle and that I should do just one full cycle just once a month and my iphone is always running below 20, plus... I kinda hate that percentage near the little battery sign:D and I like to disable it
     
  5. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a

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    Technically, it's recommended to try and keep rechargeable batteries above 50%, i.e., to charge the device when it's around 50% or 40%. This is because running the battery down to 0% all the time isn't good for battery health. That's what I've read, but it doesn't mean I follow it :p
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Although technically there are some situations that are more "desirable" than others as far as how often to charge or something like that, in practice, they don't make enough of a (noticeable) difference in use or lifetime for a mobile phone that it really doesn't matter (and would actually be more of a hassle to try to follow some "pattern" without really getting any real return for it anyway).
     
  7. FatPuppy, Aug 9, 2013
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    FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Charge when you need or want to (and for as long/short as you need or want to).
     
  9. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Wow, that was a precise answer:p, thanks:D
     
  10. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Ultimately, you are talking about getting three additional months out of a battery that only costs $70 to swap for new.

    Battery University has detailed information to support the ideal being:

    Do not charge above 80% and try to charge before you go below 20%.
    Discharge 100% to 0% then leave plugged in until 100% once a month.
     
  11. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you, this is the most useful answer, not that the ones above aren't, I googled "battery university" and they talk about batteries in general, are you sure that what you just said applies to iphones too? Or even ipads? I have one too, would be great to find something about it too.
     
  12. BarryL macrumors 6502

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    Charge away dude!! At anytime for any reason.
     
  13. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    My information applies to anything with a LiIon battery and a power management chipset. iPads, iPhones and MacBooks.
     

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