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How Many Hours Do You Charge an I Phone the First Time?
I just bought my I Phone and am completely new to this. The instructions say not to turn it on until it is fully charged. How many hours does it take to fully charge this the first time? I called AT&T and the representative said, "Five," then said, "Probably three. Three to five."
One of my friends didn't fully charge her battery the first time, and she's had problems with her battery running out quickly. Not sure if these two facts are related but I want to avoid that happening if possible.
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- 02-11-2009, 08:30 PM #2
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- 02-12-2009, 01:36 PM #5App and photo editor
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lmao. AT&T or Apple MUST turn on the phone in order to activate it! I don't remember reading that, and I don't think it really matters. The battery is Lithium-ion which doesn't require the old school charging techniques of draining and recharging to full like 5 times. God I hated those days. Sometimes the battery meter will freak out and draining until the phone dies and fully charging will generally reset the meter.
- 02-18-2009, 03:27 AM #6iMore Intermediate
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Yup, the old days of discharging and recharging batteries are gone for the most part. But when you first get a device with a rechargeable battery you should fully charge the battery at least once before any real extensive use. By doing this the internal battery meter can be properly calibrated so there are no false battery readings. Fully discharging and recharging the battery about once every 3-6 months or so will help keep the meter accurate.
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- 09-18-2009, 11:39 PM #10iPhone Beginner
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Charging it fully and running it completely dead only mattered when cell phones used NiCad and NiMH batteries. Lithium Ion batteries actually can be damaged if you discharge them too often and don't need to be fully charged. They're not affected by "battery memory".
Your friends battery issues have nothing to do with her using it without charging it fully. The iPhone's battery doesn't last long enough for many heavy users, but that has nothing to do with the way people charge it.
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- 09-21-2009, 01:19 AM #15iMore Guru
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yours sounds to be like a totally different problem. perhaps you have a rogue program running in the background...are you jailbroken? if not try either quitting the applications or doing a soft reset of the phone. quitting apps is>>push and hold the power on/off button then releasing when the on/off slider shows up then pushing and holding the home button. a soft reset is>>pushing and holding the on/off button and continue to hold and when the slider shows up add pushing and holding the homebutton and hold them both until the apple appears.
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Re: How Many Hours Do You Charge an I Phone the First Time?
- 08-26-2013, 02:16 PM #23