so, what am i supposed to do with my batteries?

aPple nErd

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ok so my iPhone 5, launch day as well as my iPad 3, bought in january and my iPod touch 5th gen got for free in april, i have never let the battery die. should i? or does it matter. the lowest my iPhone and iPad have been is 17%. should i let them die?
 

Knockworstface

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Yes. At least once a month you should let the battery completely die. .......I think. :D

Just let the batteries exhaust themselves while on a trek to Subway or something. :D
 

Menel

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If you trust Apple's design specifications and knowledge of their own technology and follow their guidelines. Sure. Otherwise, no.
 

aPple nErd

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well the thing is, i have been told its bad for your battery, good for it, it calibrates your screen, etc and i just am never sure.

apple also says NOT to jailbreak, but i do that anyways. not on this device though.
 

Bear

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ok so my iPhone 5, launch day as well as my iPad 3, bought in january and my iPod touch 5th gen got for free in april, i have never let the battery die. should i? or does it matter. the lowest my iPhone and iPad have been is 17%. should i let them die?
Letting them get to 0% and stay that way for any length of time is bad for them. iOS devices tend to shutoff somewhere between 5% and 10% remaining power (depending on device/iOS version), so I would say it's safe to let it get that low, but you should recharge it right away.

Rather good advice.
 

srsub3

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try everytime is possible to get to red zone of battery indicator to reach red and fully charge and you will be fine