The phones will come precharged right?

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    or do i have to charge it to use it?

    been so long since I bought a new one:rolleyes:
     
  2. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    Most will come with some battery, typically around 60-80%. :)
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    You should charge it, all the phones I bought, have some charge, about 70% but not fully charged.
     
  4. mojito macrumors member

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    They usually have about half if not more, as the guy above me said. It's not going to come with like 10%, so don't worry about running to an outlet. You should be fine for awhile if you turn down the brightness and just get to an outlet when you can.
     
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  6. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Batteries last longest when their charge is kept somewhere in the middle, between 20% and 80%, so that's where they put it since a phone could potentially take weeks to get sold (although this first batch won't). Unfortunately, it doesn't make much sense for users to keep their phones at a partial charge, you generally want it charged up and ready to go when you need it.
     
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  8. cjrulli macrumors regular

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    Can I use all the battery then charge it full? Or do you still have to charge for so many hours before you use still apply? I know that was a process with older batteries.
     
  9. justinTlME macrumors 6502

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    I always debate what is the best thing to do for the phone in this case. Whenever I get a new apple device I typically charge when I open it (comes at like 80% usually) and then I kill the battery all the way the first time as well.

    I don't know if this is typical protocol anymore…?
     
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Once every other month run it from full to empty; helps calibrate the battery meter. Otherwise just use it as you want.
     

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