1. BLiNK's Avatar
    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 08:03 AM
  2. JasonG's Avatar
    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 08:49 AM
  3. moneymike47's Avatar
    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.
    05-07-2011 09:16 AM
  4. Jeffdc5#IM's Avatar
    I charge when it gets down to 10% or if I'm going out I make sure to charge it hours before
    05-07-2011 09:39 AM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    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.
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    05-07-2011 10:03 AM
  6. golfnut's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by Nut; 05-07-2011 at 10:16 AM.
    05-07-2011 10:08 AM
  7. takeshi's Avatar
    i have no idea why as i have never ran my battery completely dead
    Why do you think you should? It's Li ion, isn't it?
    05-07-2011 10:34 AM
  8. markhunsaker's Avatar
    Apple suggests you should at least once a month.
    05-07-2011 10:52 AM
  9. Nophix's Avatar
    On weekdays, it's usually always
    05-07-2011 10:58 AM
  10. Nophix's Avatar
    On weekdays, it's almost always plugged in. I have it in the cradle n my work truck and use Bluetooth. On weekends I usually only charge when it gets to 10%.
    05-07-2011 11:00 AM
  11. Ham Solo's Avatar
    I usually let my iPhone get down to single digits before I charge it. I try and let it die completely at least twice a month.
    05-07-2011 04:47 PM
  12. 736dave's Avatar
    I charge when it gets down to 10% or if I'm going out I make sure to charge it hours before
    Same here. I will have upgraded to the next model by the time I experience any battery trouble.

    Exception: I spend summer months away from regular power so I solarcharge as often as possible.
    05-07-2011 05:40 PM
  13. BLiNK's Avatar
    forgot to mention i in fact do a power cycle once a month

    regarding me never had an issue with running my battery dead; i was meaning why do i start to freak out when i get to the 60%-40% area.. as if it were time to worry?? haha
    05-07-2011 10:33 PM
  14. pilsbury's Avatar
    I have a charger at work also. I'm paranoid, so I rarely let mine get below 40%.
    05-07-2011 10:49 PM
  15. Ariyala's Avatar
    I charge mine just whenever it gets low (<20%) or if I'll be out for a while.
    05-08-2011 02:05 AM
  16. anon4705295's Avatar
    forgot to mention i in fact do a power cycle once a month

    regarding me never had an issue with running my battery dead; i was meaning why do i start to freak out when i get to the 60%-40% area.. as if it were time to worry?? haha
    I get the same anxious feeling XD I think it's from having had a blackberry before my iP4... getting to the 60% mark usually meant it was about 2 in the afternoon and i needed to turn everything down and close any unnecessary apps if I wanted to make it until 6pm lol. With the iPhone, I charge it in a pattern: one day I'll charge it when I'm getting done in the morning, then the next day I'll charge it at about 7pm. then I'll skip a day and then charge it when I'm getting done, etc. If that's confusing, it pretty much means I go about 36 hrs between charges. I'm usually down to 10% or so then. Once I finish up my last finals I'll be charging this thing daily as I'll be whipping out Infinity Blade again
    05-08-2011 03:44 PM
  17. itsalexaye's Avatar
    I start looking for a charger around 20% and when it hits 5% i start turning off location, brightness, and so on
    05-08-2011 04:02 PM
  18. grunt0300's Avatar
    Once a month i let it get down to 5% or lower, then i charge it fully. Otherwise, usually at about 40% before i charge it.
    05-08-2011 04:30 PM
  19. wcarlson40#IM's Avatar
    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.
    05-08-2011 08:29 PM
  20. ame's Avatar
    I try to kill it. I have only gotten to actually kill it once. Usually I put it on around 5%. I charge every 2 or 3 days thereabouts.
    05-08-2011 09:45 PM
  21. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    When it gets down to about 25% I'll plug it in.
    05-09-2011 12:29 AM
  22. OutSpoken's Avatar
    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
    05-09-2011 09:24 AM
  23. stoneland's Avatar
    I just charge it every night before I go to bed, regardless of what percentage it's at. Some days it's at 40%, other days it's down all the way and shut down on its own.
    05-09-2011 11:48 AM
  24. melwan's Avatar
    Just every night before going to bed. Depending on my usage of course, I find it anywhere from 10% to 30% (I'm heavy user).
    05-10-2011 10:03 AM
  25. ckalli's Avatar
    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.
    05-11-2011 03:23 AM
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