1. david818's Avatar
    Should I let my battery run all the way down or should I charge it to 50 percent???? Thanks first time ever owning an iPhone
    10-10-2016 06:57 PM
  2. Alain_A's Avatar
    It does not make any difference these days anymore. All battery are good no matter how you charge it but I'd says once a week to let it drain.
    Unless someone else says otherwise
    10-10-2016 07:06 PM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore and congrats on your first iPhone! Apple's lithium batteries are pretty sophisticated and don't require any particular conditioning unless you're going to store your device for a long period of time. Go ahead and charge at your convenience!
    10-10-2016 07:06 PM
  4. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Welcome!
    Charge when you need/want.
    10-10-2016 07:31 PM
  5. SelenaLee's Avatar
    Doesn't matter at all actually. You can charge your new iPhone as long as you want to have it juiced up. BTW, you should not let the battery drains down to be lower than 10% before recharging it, it does damage the battery.
    Trooper27 likes this.
    10-10-2016 10:34 PM
  6. SnapThrow's Avatar
    but I'd says once a week to let it drain
    Unless someone else says otherwise
    "Otherwise" lol, nope -- actually you lessen the battery life by doing this, modern Li-Ion batteries are designed to be trickle charged and there is no calibration or "memory" effect as there was a decade ago with NiCD batteries
    Trooper27 likes this.
    10-11-2016 09:01 AM
  7. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Doesn't matter at all actually. You can charge your new iPhone as long as you want to have it juiced up.
    Yes, 100% correct

    BTW, you should not let the battery drains down to be lower than 10% before recharging it, it does damage the battery.
    Nope, no "damage" to the battery -- slightly more wear as far as charge cycles go but not damage
    Trooper27 likes this.
    10-11-2016 09:03 AM
  8. metalchick719's Avatar
    You don't have to let a phone's battery drain to zero before charging it. I charge my iPhone 6s every other day most of the time and it's usually anywhere between 40-something-20-something percent or so when I charge it.
    10-11-2016 05:51 PM
  9. kingwestl's Avatar
    Just charge when you want, but avoid low battery.
    10-12-2016 01:56 AM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    Just charge when you want, but avoid low battery.
    This is what I do... top it off when possible
    10-12-2016 05:01 AM
  11. Craig's Avatar
    I use a sleep app at night, so it requires the phone to be connected to power all night or it will drain. Been using it for a year or more. Never seen any ill effects on the battery.
    Trooper27 likes this.
    10-12-2016 12:29 PM
  12. Hendri kusliawan's Avatar
    Will it damage the battery if we charged it all night long ?
    10-12-2016 12:32 PM
  13. robertk328's Avatar
    Will it damage the battery if we charged it all night long ?
    Nope!
    Trooper27 likes this.
    10-12-2016 12:54 PM
  14. Hendri kusliawan's Avatar
    Thx for the answer. I try not to make the same mistakes with my note 5 (which I charged all night long, charged everytime I'm driving, and at the end, my batt life damaged - 20% decreased in every 1 hour )
    10-12-2016 12:58 PM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    Thx for the answer. I try not to make the same mistakes with my note 5 (which I charged all night long, charged everytime I'm driving, and at the end, my batt life damaged - 20% decreased in every 1 hour )
    That could very well have been the phone. I do the same thing with mine and it never has done that.
    Trooper27 likes this.
    10-13-2016 04:53 AM
  16. pouriar's Avatar
    when charge is good for iphone 7 /plus?
    10-21-2016 04:16 PM
  17. badelhas's Avatar
    Welcome!
    Charge when you need/want.
    Exactly what I was going to answer

    Cheers
    10-22-2016 06:00 AM
  18. robertk328's Avatar
    when charge is good for iphone 7 /plus?
    When it needs it Just don't let it run down to 0 too often.
    pouriar likes this.
    10-22-2016 06:37 AM
  19. pouriar's Avatar
    When it needs it Just don't let it run down to 0 too often.
    20 to 100 ? 35 to 85 ?
    10-22-2016 06:42 AM
  20. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    20 to 100 ? 35 to 85 ?
    Just as @robertk328 stated, charge your iPhone at your convenience. There's no reason to worry about percentages. If the battery is getting low, plug it in.
    pouriar likes this.
    10-22-2016 07:03 AM
  21. eyecrispy's Avatar
    20 to 100 ? 35 to 85 ?
    I typically charge to full unless I run out of time for some reason. Have never had an issue with battery doing this.
    pouriar likes this.
    10-22-2016 09:18 AM
  22. robertk328's Avatar
    When it needs it Just don't let it run down to 0 too often.
    20 to 100 ? 35 to 85 ?
    Yes

    Don't worry about it, just plug it in when you need to.
    pouriar likes this.
    10-22-2016 05:49 PM
  23. pouriar's Avatar
    10-30-2016 04:52 PM

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