at what point do you charge your iDevice?
i do admit i have a serious OCD issue. my anxieties start to rise around 60%. i have no idea why as i have never ran my battery completely dead
i'd have to say i start looking for a charger around 40%, which is crazy because technically i should be good for another 4-5 hours?? or so.. weird
- 05-07-2011, 07:49 AM #2
Usually I just throw it on the charger at the end of the night. But I won't throw it on the charger before that unless the battery is real low or the battery is low and I know I'm going somewhere and will be away from a charger for a while
- 05-07-2011, 08:16 AM #3
I'm the same as Jason G, my battery lasts the whole day and I just charge it over night, but unless it's low cause I used it a lot or I know I'm going out at night and won't be able to charge it, then I'll charge it before I leave.
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- 05-07-2011, 09:03 AM #5
Since talking to the battery expert, I let mine run down as far as it will go. I've gotten to the point where now and then I'll get the low battery warning in the evening, and if I need to use the phone for something, I'll charge it for a few minutes, just so I can get through whatever task it is, otherwise I just let it go, and put it on the charger when I go to bed.
- 05-07-2011, 09:08 AM #6
I let mine almost die or die every time. It will give me around 1 1/2 days or more per charge...for those who haven't tried it yet, the last 30% lasts forreevverr..haha.
To add..right now my ip4 stands at 3hrs 48min usage, 1 day, 9hrs standby and has 40% left.
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- 05-08-2011, 07:29 PM #19iPhone Beginner
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I usually never let mine run below 90%! Seriously! I'm always charging it in the car on from my laptop. I guess i get paranoid too. I will let it run down once a month, though. I actually previously used a Palm Pre where they actually told users it works best if you "top it off" several times during the day.
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- 05-09-2011, 08:24 AM #22iPhone Beginner
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I don't really have a pattern... I think
I hardly let it run flat, tbh since I've owned it (sept 09) Its probably gone flat twice!
I'm constantly fiddling with it.. either games or net surfin or messaging.. so I guess I like to keep battery charge over 30%, therefore top up when I can at home, which often means using it whilst its plugged in.
But at work it's usually always connected to my work PC..it is now
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- 05-11-2011, 02:23 AM #25
I come from a time when batteries weren't as smart as they are today. There were all sorts of secret tricks and rules you'd have to know, or you'd kill your battery. You couldn't recharge a battery until it had fully discharged; otherwise, you'd limit the battery's capacity. Later years brought batteries that had to be "trained." Fully discharging and recharging multiple times.
Today's modern iPhone batteries are different. There's none of that to worry about. Charge your iPhone whenever you want. In the car? Charge it. Sitting at your desk for 10 minutes? Charge it. In fact, the only real trick to remember is to make sure the battery doesn't get too low. A study by Cadex found that many Li-ion batteries fail due to being over-discharged.
Your smartphone battery - like your smartphone itself - performs best when it's charged. There's no need to keep it at 100% all day, every day. But there's no reason to let your battery level fall into the red, either. Giving your iPhone a few minutes of power will do more good than harm, so go ahead.