Taking care of battery

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  1. Radon87000 macrumors 603

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    I used to use an iPad charger on my iPhone 6 for fast charging and didnt really care about battery all that much,letting it die often etc and my battery health was 80% after 2 years and I could notice degraded battery life.Now that I got an iPhone 7 plus I want to take better care of it so any tips?Google searches state the phone should be kept between 40% and 80% but wouldnt the heat from small charges throughout the day degrade battery life further?
     
  2. Newtons Apple, Oct 14, 2016
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    Best thing you can do is put it on the charger when you go to bed and not worry about it. Keeping it between a certain percentage is a bunch of cr^p unless you are storing the phone for long periods.

    I have never drained my battery to calibrate and never needed to do so. Apple packs a LOT of technology in these devices so you do not need to worry about it.
     
  3. robbyrob4 macrumors newbie

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    Its funny you say this because I remember a while back apple use to recommend to drain the battery once a month but I tried to look for that the other day and I didn't see it any more on there battery care page. I guess they took it out and its not needed anymore.
     
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    There are still those who treat their battery like it was an old NiCad chemistry battery. Technology has changed and for the good as today iPhone batteries require little intervention by the users.
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Word.

    OP, here's how you take best care of your battery: Don't.
     
  6. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    The way I see it is, use your phone. They are intended for heavy usage and if it runs low, charge it. If it wears out then get it replaced.
     
  7. Subwaymac macrumors regular

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    Don't let it deep discharge and it will last longer. I have an iPad 3 still going strong but it also has an 11000 mah pack
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Charge it when you can, run it off the battery when you need to.

    Don't worry about your battery. It's fine.
     
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    U will get 10 different answers from 10 different people.

    My attitude is, I paid good money to enjoy my stuff and not obsess about them.

    If my phone is 60%+ at the end of the day, I leave it alone unless am expecting an eventful next day, otherwise I leave it plugged in overnight. That's it.
     
  10. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Leaving the house with 50-60% for a day would not be an option for me. I want my phone to be at 100% at the beginning of the day as I am never sure what kind of day I will have. Depending on work load and emergencies, I can use all but maybe 30% in a heavy day and stopping to charge in the middle of the day is not on my list.

    It is good we have choice.
     
  11. CisRey3 macrumors newbie

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    I asked this same question at the Apple Store, as something has happened to the battery of my iPad Mini. The guy told me there is no "bad medicine" to the new iPhone batteries. He said draining it won't help. He said he keeps his iPhone at 100% most of the day because he'll plug it in whenever he can (outlet at home, or in car) and he hasn't noticed any significant decrease in his battery performance.
     
  12. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    It never helped in terms of battery life, but what it did do was provide a valid 0 point for the battery meter. It wont make your battery last longer or shorter, just the indication a little more accurate. I do it maybe 2 times a year when I happen to get right down to a few % of battery so I'll let it turn off, then full recharge it in one go.

    The rest of the time I charge the phone whenever I can, short trips in the car, beside my bed when I sleep, sometimes in the shed if I'm out there, and on the PC when I'm there as well. Rarely does it get below 40% on a normal day
     

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