1. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    I now have a question. Can a device battery be left on charge and never taken off charge?
    05-21-2016 09:18 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Sure, but at some point I'd like to think that it would damage or degrade the battery, but I'm only speculating.
    05-21-2016 09:24 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It's not good to leave them plugged in all the time. It doesn't hurt to leave it plugged in overnight, but it needs to be removed asap.
    Power is to your iPhone battery as sweets are to a human: It has the potential of inflicting too much of a good thing. Keeping your iPhone plugged into power can shorten its batterys life span, or the amount of time before you must replace it. You actually strengthen your lithium-ion battery and prevent its premature demise each time you make it power your iPhone on its own, without the crutch of a power source. As Apple puts it, Its important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. So, if you keep your iPhone plugged in in an attempt to save a charge cycle, you'll actually defeat your purpose. The best way to conserve charge cycles is to use the device less. If you average 8 hours per day usage, cut it back to 7 hours per day.
    Annie_i6s likes this.
    05-21-2016 10:16 PM
  4. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Good answers. Will keep that in mind.
    05-22-2016 01:07 AM
  5. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I don't let concerns about battery life control the use of my devices.
    However, when driving for more than a few minutes, it's charging in the car.
    Having BT enabled car makes calling easy & now Siri enables with a push of a buttoning my steering wheel.
    Also when I'm home & next to my charger, if it's convenient, my iPhone & iPad after charging.
    Good Luck
    robertk328 likes this.
    05-22-2016 11:05 AM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    I don't let concerns about battery life control the use of my devices.
    However, when driving for more than a few minutes, it's charging in the car.
    Having BT enabled car makes calling easy & now Siri enables with a push of a buttoning my steering wheel.
    Also when I'm home & next to my charger, if it's convenient, my iPhone & iPad after charging.
    Good Luck
    My usage is similar to @TurboTiger
    05-22-2016 12:29 PM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    It's not good to leave them plugged in all the time. It doesn't hurt to leave it plugged in overnight, but it needs to be removed asap.
    Power is to your iPhone battery as sweets are to a human: It has the potential of inflicting too much of a good thing. Keeping your iPhone plugged into power can shorten its batterys life span, or the amount of time before you must replace it. You actually strengthen your lithium-ion battery and prevent its premature demise each time you make it power your iPhone on its own, without the crutch of a power source. As Apple puts it, Its important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. So, if you keep your iPhone plugged in in an attempt to save a charge cycle, you'll actually defeat your purpose. The best way to conserve charge cycles is to use the device less. If you average 8 hours per day usage, cut it back to 7 hours per day.
    I didn't see them asking to conserve cycles. But saying use your phone 30 minutes less a day is like reading an iMore article about battery saving tips. It's like disable features and don't use your phone to its potential.
    robertk328 likes this.
    05-22-2016 01:22 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I didn't see them asking to conserve cycles. But saying use your phone 30 minutes less a day is like reading an iMore article about battery saving tips. It's like disable features and don't use your phone to its potential.
    It's just a suggestion. The point is not to leave it on the charger 24/7. And, no, conserving cycles wasn't mentioned. But why else ask about that?
    05-22-2016 04:23 PM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    It's just a suggestion. The point is not to leave it on the charger 24/7. And, no, conserving cycles wasn't mentioned. But why else ask about that?
    Maybe they are like some of my coworkers. They always leave their phone on the charger at work. Why they do I don't know. Some people are just more comfortable have their phone always topped off.
    05-22-2016 04:51 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Maybe they are like some of my coworkers. They always leave their phone on the charger at work. Why they do I don't know. Some people are just more comfortable have their phone always topped off.
    I understand topping it off. But she sounded like she might want to leave it charging non stop. Maybe not.
    05-22-2016 04:54 PM
  11. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    It doesn't hurt the battery to have it on charge non stop over a period of month as far as you can assure 1 complete cycle of the battery at least in a month time.
    In fact I too keep my iPhone in charge whenever I can, home, office, it's always on charge, when I'm not in these 2 location then I'm on iPhone battery alone.
    Except for the capacity and sizes, are the components of Mac battery different from iPhone battery? I have my MacBook plug in 24h/24h, 7/7days and will run a full cycle of the battery once in a month, already 8 months now, using coconut to check every so often and my MacBook battery is rocking solid with increase capacity than designed actually.
    Anyway, my iPhone is all the time on power, even planing to get a Mophie case and turn it on when I'm not at home or in office and use it like I used to since the iPhone 4.
    My personal experience.
    05-22-2016 05:09 PM
  12. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    This is something that I continually wonder/worry about. I try and let my phone's battery get down to 20% before plugging in. However, if I'm going somewhere, and will not be able to charge, I will charge it in the car on my way there. I also have a portable battery charger to use as well.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-23-2016 10:13 AM

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