Other What’s your battery capacity?

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  1. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    Launch day iPhone 8 Plus - 97% capacity.

    I normally only charge my phone when it gets to 30% or less (I try and let it run to 20% before I charge it) and I use both wireless and wired chargers.
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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  3. tonybarnaby macrumors 6502a

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    No need to wait til 20%. The easiest thing to remember is to always try to keep it above 20% and remember that frequent top offs are better than deep discharges and recharges.
     
  4. HeyKatie macrumors 6502

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  5. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    There’s no evidence that keeping it above 20% and frequent top-offs are best...
     
  6. paulschofield76, Apr 19, 2018
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    I got my iPhone X a week after launch day. This is how I charge my phone:

    Every night I put it on the wireless charger. I always let it go up to 100%. I don’t think I’ve plugged it in more than a dozen times.
    During the day I charge it wirelessly on a portable charger. I frequently top my phone up and rarely let it get below around 70%. To be honest my phone gets out on a wireless charger at every opportunity wherever I am.

    Here’s my battery health as of now.

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    If you check this page from Battery University, there’s a couple of tables and graphs showing that depth of discharge does seem to effect overall battery life.

    http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries
     
  7. JUCJ85 macrumors regular

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  8. tonybarnaby macrumors 6502a

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    Batteryuniversity.com
     
  9. paulschofield76 macrumors member

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    It looks like we’ve both got batteries bigger than they’re meant to be
     
  10. vine-boating macrumors 6502

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    What app are you guys using to find out this info?
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    At this point, iOS 11.3 provides that information for iPhones (6 or newer). Aside from that, Coconut Battery, which is a Mac app, provides all kinds of battery details.
     
  12. vine-boating macrumors 6502

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    Is there a coconut battery app for the iPhone?
    Sorry this is my first iPhone....I've come from Android lol
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There isn't really, at least not at this point (aside from what the phone itself reports with what was added in iOS 11.3).
     
  14. vine-boating macrumors 6502

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    Oh where is that under? Battery?

    Is there anything I should keep turned off to save battery life? Like background apps or anything?
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Correct, under Battery settings.

    Best overall tips are from Apple https://www.apple.com/batteries/maximizing-performance/

    There are all kinds of other ones, like those from https://lifehacker.com/how-to-maximize-your-iphone-battery-life-with-ios-11-1819259970, for example, but plenty of them come at the cost of some features/functionality being potentially sacrificed, so it often depends on what you use on your device, how you use it, and what you can do without.
     
  16. vine-boating macrumors 6502

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    Thank-you
     
  17. vine-boating macrumors 6502

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    A bit off topic but can anyone recommend a ad blocking app to use with Safari?
     
  18. Thomasss95 macrumors 6502

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    I use 1Blocker (the free one), and it works great!
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  20. vine-boating macrumors 6502

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    Thanks I o[ted for ad guard.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 21, 2018 ---
    You know push email on 'mail' and 'gmail' that is constantly search for emails....how do you turn that feature off or switch it to manually...that new emails only update when you actually go on the app?
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Push isn't constantly searching for mails, it just sits there an listens for notifications of new mail coming in. That said, you can go into settings and change that to something else (like "manual"): Settings > Accounts & Passeords > Fetch New Data
     
  22. vine-boating macrumors 6502

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    what settings do you recommend to have it on to save battery?
    Is push better or should I get it to manual? Does that mean if its on manual you just have to go on the app for it to update rather than being notified when you have not visited the app?
     
  23. C DM, Apr 21, 2018
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    C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That's what manual is basically. It really depends on your use as to what's better for you overall. Manual is generally better for battery.
     
  24. vine-boating macrumors 6502

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    Okay thanks!
    I think I have got it lol
     
  25. Nisaja macrumors 6502a

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    So you plug it in around 40%? At what percentage do you take it off the charger?
     

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