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    Default does the battery in iphone become damaged and drained if you store it without being charged?

    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.
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    Default Re: does the battery in iphone become damaged and drained if you store it without being charged?

    It shouldn't matter. Is the device not working or something?
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    Default Re: does the battery in iphone become damaged and drained if you store it without being charged?

    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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    Default Re: does the battery in iphone become damaged and drained if you store it without being charged?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tartarus View Post
    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
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