- Jul 14, 2012
That the best charge for an iphone is between 21% and 79% ? And for tablets 11% and 79%?
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Not sure who "many people" are, but that is likely just tribal knowledge and speculation
I most definitely hope that my phone battery will not outlast me!For any phone in general charge as much as you want and don't worry about. The battery will outlast you. When I can I keep mine on the charger. Others that I know with a note 3 and s5 do as well.
I'd say that's nonsense. It doesn't make any sense at all. The charging and the percentage display are under control of the iPhone and Apple's software.
It is not worth any of my time to try and maximize battery longevity. Others may feel the same way: I don't know. My time is more valuable than the amount charged for a replacement.I would suggest you read some material on batteryuniversity.com. On their home page, their 'Most Popular Articles' section has a number of things specific to charging and prolonging the life of Li-ion batteries.
The principals of charging li-ion batteries are universal. Apple has no super special handle on the process. Although if they give guidelines for their products, it is probably worth heeding.
I try to let my iphones, ipads, and ipods drop to at least 20% before I charge. I may have topped off a device once or twice from an already charged state of 80% or higher. But I try to avoid that. Both of my iphone 5's, my ipad 3 and ipad air still go multiple days without having to recharge and charge back up pretty quickly. So I assume my batteries are in good shape still.
Just plug your phone in when you sleep and do not worry about it.
Agreed. Not being able to use your $800+ device properly because you're fretting about the $20 battery is ridiculous. What's the WORST that can possibly happen? Aw no, a replacement in 18 months.It is not worth any of my time to try and maximize battery longevity. Others may feel the same way: I don't know. My time is more valuable than the amount charged for a replacement.
That is exactly correct. Not being able to use your [insert MSRP here] device because you're a slave to the battery charging routine is lunacy.Agreed. Not being able to use your $800+ device properly because you're fretting about the $20 battery is ridiculous. What's the WORST that can possibly happen? Aw no, a replacement in 18 months.
Exactly. There are systems in place so that we don't have to worry about these things. It's a mobile phone for goodness sake, we WILL be caught out now and again with a fully flat battery. It's nothing to be concerned with.OP just watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBKuOomv9Ko and then just use your device like normal.
The main point I will point out is that yes it is not good to let a battery go completely flat but modern devices have built in protection for that and that's why they turn off at low battery, when it says 0% the actual battery still has a little left in it but it turn off to protect itself.