When First Opening your Iphone. BATTERY LIFE STEPS.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by YErakat, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. YErakat macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2010
    Hello. When FIRST opening your IP4, what's the best steps to take to ensure you are going to get the most out of your battery life.

    Is it:

    - Let it drain all the way, charge it all the way.
    - Charge it all the way, let it drain all the way.

    Tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. BadMoon macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2010
    Your phone came with a state of the art tool that goes over this. Its called a manual.
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Charge it too 100%, let it drain until it shuts itself down, recharge to 100%, keep plugged in for an additional hour or so, repeat. You are now calibrated. Let it run down to 0% once a month or so.
  4. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2006
    What is the quickest way to completely drain the battery?
  5. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2006
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Turn all your services on, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-fi, etc. Screen brightness and volume to the max. Play music in the background and use maps to track your location at the same time.
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    You don’t need to drain it all the way or charge it to 100% when you get the phone. Just use it normally and charge it before it goes dead. If you ever find the battery meter seems off, then discharge it and charge it to 100% (this is called calibrating).
  7. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    There really is no need to do all this. Use your phone and enjoy it. Not sure what's worse, burning in your phone battery or burning in your new plasma. :rolleyes:
  8. twigg macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    There is no need to do that, these are lithium ion batteries not Nickelmetc batteries. Draining lithium batteries all the way down actually hurts them (as does constant charging) although calibrating it once a month actually helps.
  9. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    As others have said, it doesn't really matter anymore with today's modern batteries, when I got mine, I used it straight out of the box for about 3 hours, by that point it was down to about 40% then I stuck it on charge and charged it to 100% and for the last 2 weeks of owing it I have just stuck it on charge whenever I'm at my PC sometimes that's for 10 minutes and it only charges a few % and sometimes it's for a few hours, I never let it die and then charge it to 100% anyway and it's not done my battery any harm
  10. BigOrangeSU macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008
    I noticed for the first week, my battery life wasn't great. But it drastically improved after having the phone for a week.
  11. Fidget08 macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2010

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