1. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I just activated my 5s. Should I drain the battery completely before charging for the 1st time?
    Last edited by kch50428; 10-05-2013 at 03:06 PM. Reason: Title changed
    10-05-2013 02:37 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Do you have to? No.
    Should you? your choice... whatever you want...
    10-05-2013 03:07 PM
  3. ame's Avatar
    You don't need to, but that's usually what I do. Mine had about 80% on it when it arrived, and I used it til it literally died. Then I charged it fully, and killed it dead again before charging it. Yesterday I was at an event and filmed a lot of long videos of q&a sessions so I killed it last night again, but I should be good on that for a few weeks I think.
    10-05-2013 03:46 PM
  4. lush242000's Avatar
    No. Just enjoy using your phone.


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    blueshapti likes this.
    10-05-2013 04:14 PM
  5. B1ue_B1aze's Avatar
    I actually charged mine straight out of the box. I don't think it really matters with today's battery technologies. However from what I've heard is it's not the best to keep the battery fully charged all the time, or running it dead all the time. Pretty much charge it at night while you sleep, then use it for the day and repeat should be fine.
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    10-05-2013 04:15 PM
  6. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I read that to about its not good to keeping it charged & running it dead. I just wanted so see what other people thought would be the best
    10-05-2013 04:27 PM
  7. blueshapti's Avatar
    go to battery university and read about lithium ion batteries. They do not like complete discharge or staying on charger at full. Also heat is worst enemy.
    10-05-2013 05:45 PM
  8. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    do you ever do a full dis-charge like you says to do "done once every three months or after 40 partial cycles"
    10-05-2013 11:32 PM
  9. blueshapti's Avatar
    Lithium ion batteries don't take a set. That was older nickle cadmiums. Only reason to do a charge from 20% to 100% once a month is to reset the percentage meter on battery charge indicator. It gives a more accurate reading after a full cycle. The battery is not affected or in any way reset.
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    10-06-2013 03:14 AM
  10. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    So it doesn't dissipate over time? It seems like my 16GB 4s battery to go quicker since 7.0


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    10-06-2013 05:04 PM
  11. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    It was supposed to say. it went quicker


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    10-06-2013 05:05 PM
  12. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Doesn't push & fetch new data use battery?


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    10-07-2013 12:32 AM
  13. Jeryl31's Avatar
    With all my new phones I like to 'break in' the battery with a complete drain


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    10-07-2013 02:11 AM
  14. mountainman's Avatar
    With all my new phones I like to 'break in' the battery with a complete drain


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    It is not good to fully drain the battery. There is no break in. I wish people would stop believing that. Li-ion batteries are happy when they are kept charged.
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    10-07-2013 10:02 AM
  15. Jeryl31's Avatar
    It is not good to fully drain the battery. There is no break in. I wish people would stop believing that. Li-ion batteries are happy when they are kept charged.
    I'll be sure to NEVER do it again since it's not good


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    10-07-2013 11:42 AM
  16. imandroid's Avatar
    I charge whenever it needs it sometimes at 30% sometimes 52% most of the time the phone charges so fast that it's not even an issue


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    10-13-2013 06:36 PM
  17. FBPD10's Avatar
    I use a mophie juice pack air, I flip it on whenever it reaches 20% and only up too 80%. It takes double the energy to charge the last 20%. Then I plug it into my nightstand at the end of the night overnight each day
    10-13-2013 07:22 PM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You're really not going to get any legitimate battery performance enhancements by doing these charge cycle things...nor will you see any real improvement by draining your battery down before your first charge. It's all just mumbo jumbo that people have got into the habit of doing and passed it along as "helpful hints". None of them make a significant difference...
    12-30-2013 08:58 AM
  19. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    The longer you phone is on sleep mode the better battery gets
    01-05-2014 07:21 PM
  20. anon8383645's Avatar
    The longer you phone is on sleep mode the better battery gets
    lol and wow...
    01-13-2014 03:17 AM

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