1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I just bought my iphone 5 yesterday and let the battery drain down and die. Did I cause any damage?
    05-03-2014 12:56 PM
  2. linsiris's Avatar
    No, you didn't cause any damage, that happens, all the time. Just make sure that you keep your iPhone charged as much as you need and a couple of times a month, "calibrate" the battery but letting it drain and then recharge it to 100% to optimize your battery life.
    05-03-2014 01:05 PM
  3. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    No but it isn't necessary to do this in modern phones.

    The lithium batteries in the iPhone don't have the 'memory' that older NiCad or NiMH batteries had so you don't have to drain it completely.
    05-03-2014 01:09 PM
  4. DroidArmy's Avatar
    I just bought my iphone 5 yesterday and let the battery drain down and die. Did I cause any damage?
    The simple answer? No


    Sent from my iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
    05-03-2014 01:32 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Another answer of...NO! I usually charge my iPhone 5 when I get the first alert at 20%. That's just a habit of mine. You can charge at any %.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
    05-03-2014 01:46 PM
  6. moloes's Avatar
    From personally practice and preference I always drain new idevices until they turn off and make sure they are charged back to 100% without

    Then once a month to calibrate the battery and iOS battery meter drain it completely and recharge to 100%. In between doing this charge as and when appropriate.

    Again this is my personal practice and I've always been blessed with good battery life.


    Sent from my iPad using iMore Forums mobile app
    05-03-2014 05:06 PM

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