1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 5 that I didn't use, but kept as a backup in case of an emergency or if one if my other phones became damaged. Now that I'd like to start using it, I have some concerns about whether I skewed the battery at all by lack of use and what can be done about it outside of changing the battery.
    I honestly don't recall if there was any charge or not on the phone when it was stored in its box under room temperature conditions. I received the phone from my carrier.
    I've heard conflicting information from the battery will drain to the current lithium batteries in iPhones have a "reserve" so there shouldn't be any damage to the battery.
    10-16-2016 08:13 PM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    It shouldn't matter. Is the device not working or something?
    10-16-2016 08:18 PM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    Actually, it matters. You should store any device with ~50% charge if you're not gonna use it for a long period.
    https://www.apple.com/batteries/maxi...e/#generaltips
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    10-17-2016 03:42 PM
  4. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Actually, it matters. You should store any device with ~50% charge if you're not gonna use it for a long period.
    https://www.apple.com/batteries/maxi...e/#generaltips
    That's good to know!! I haven't had any issues with an old device working but I never really paid attention to the battery life either. Thanks for the tip
    Tartarus likes this.
    10-18-2016 09:41 PM

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