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iPhone battery conditioning
So, at one time it was considered good maintenance to periodically fully charge and discharge the iPhone. I recall an Apple help article saying as much. Is this still considered best practice? I want to make sure I condition my iPhone 6 battery properly to get the best battery life.
- 10-10-2014, 04:40 PM #2
- 10-10-2014, 04:48 PM #4
- 10-12-2014, 08:37 AM #5
Re: iPhone battery conditioning
This is an endless debate, and has been since Lithium Ion batteries began being used in cell phones. The older mobile phone batteries responded well to the drain-to-shutdown-and-charge regimen, and made their lived a bit better...but most people smarter than me say that kind of thing actually doesn't help Lithium batteries at all, and could even shorten daily charge lifespan. From what I can gather, simply being consistent with your charging routine is the key.
I pull my 6 off the charger each morning at 6am...and with moderate to heavy use, I still have 20-30% charge left when I put it on the charger at bedtime each night. I usually had to plug my 5 & 5s in before my workday was over, so the battery life on my 6 is a huge improvement.
- 10-12-2014, 10:51 AM #6
- 10-12-2014, 05:27 PM #7
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