1. _marlam's Avatar
    Okay so yesterday my iPhone 5 was pretty much charged fully out of the box.

    With my iPhone 4 I charged it fairly often and I think I killed the battery.

    I get that you're supposed to drain it and recharge fully once a month but how do you charge?

    Is there a certain limit you let it fall to before you plug it back in?

    Give me some tips please, don't want to mess around with this battery.

    Thanks!
    09-22-2012 06:37 AM
  2. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Charging the battery often extends its life, it does not shorten it. Apple's website contains battery management tips.

    Fully draining and then charging the battery actually shocks it and is not good for it, though it does reset the battery charge indicator.
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    09-22-2012 07:04 AM
  3. _marlam's Avatar
    Charging the battery often extends its life, it does not shorten it. Apple's website contains battery management tips.

    Fully draining and then charging the battery actually shocks it and is not good for it, though it does reset the battery charge indicator.
    So do you frequently have your charging? Say for example mines is at 55% now, would you suggest plugging in?

    So fully draining and recharging should be avoided?

    Sorry, I sound like a newb, I'm pretty nifty with the phone but really want to make the most of the battery life.
    09-22-2012 07:08 AM
  4. Jman1313's Avatar
    Yeah, LiIon batteries actually get more charge cycles if you charge them at 50% drain, though I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just don't make it a point to fully drain every night and you'll be fine.

    I was impressed with the first day's battery life. I ha 6 solid hours of use on both HSPA+ and wifi, including gaming and benchmarking, and I still had 18% left. There was another 2-3 hours of standby too.

    So far this morning, I've already used it over an hour of web browsing and forum stuff with Tapatalk (which needs to update for the 4" screen), and I've only dropped 7%. That's impressive.

    Last edited by Jman13; 09-22-2012 at 08:07 AM.
    09-22-2012 08:05 AM
  5. noaim's Avatar
    I usually have around 40-50 percent charge before I go to bed. So I basically just plug it in every night.. never hurt the battery
    09-22-2012 10:34 AM
  6. sibebabe's Avatar
    Good to know that plugging it in after a days use isn't going to hurt it.
    09-22-2012 10:51 AM
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