1. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    When is a good percent to start charging your phone

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    01-25-2014 12:31 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    You can charge it at any level that suits you needs

    But I read that completely draining the battery at least once a week and then fully charging it keeps it fresh


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    01-25-2014 12:44 PM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    I believe that's up to the individual user or whenever you want to.
    01-25-2014 12:47 PM
  4. kataran's Avatar
    If your the original owner the battery will last the usefulness of the device even in extreme cases my mom has an old 3G with the original battery yes it's close to the end of its life but still holds a two hour charge


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    01-25-2014 12:48 PM
  5. t3ddie's Avatar
    I don't do it once a week but at least once in a month and for the other time I mostly charge it when I have about 20% left


    You can charge it at any level that suits you needs

    But I read that completely draining the battery at least once a week and then fully charging it keeps it fresh


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    01-25-2014 12:49 PM
  6. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I charge my phone to 100% 2x. Day but I usually let it drop to 30-40%


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    01-25-2014 01:07 PM
  7. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I always put my iPhone on the charger at the end of the day regardless of the percentage. I like starting my day with a full charge.
    01-25-2014 01:24 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I usually charge mine at night when I go to bed. Rarely do I need to charge it throughout the day. Still, every now and then, I will deplete it completely or to about 2 to 5% and then shut the phone off and let it charge to capacity. Anyway, to answer your question, whatever percent you think is necessary for you to charge it based on your usage habits....
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 01-25-2014 at 01:34 PM.
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    01-25-2014 01:24 PM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Whenever it's convenient.
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    01-25-2014 01:26 PM
  10. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Once a month I drain it down to 2%.
    I charge every night regardless of the level.
    I'm on a charger whenever it's available, especially in the car.
    Good Luck
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    01-25-2014 01:45 PM
  11. acerace113's Avatar
    I always put my iPhone on charge when I go to bed every night no matter how much battery is left. But I left my phone drain to at least 1% or until it shuts off once a month.


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    01-25-2014 04:07 PM
  12. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I put it on any time I need 100%.


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    01-25-2014 09:07 PM
  13. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I drain my battery when ever it's necessary. Then charge it back to 100%. What ever rocks your boat
    01-25-2014 09:52 PM
  14. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I charge every night. Rarely need to charge throughout the day. I am usually between 20-45% when i plug in at night. Usually lower on weekends.
    01-25-2014 10:13 PM
  15. rayz336's Avatar
    I always put my iPhone on the charger at the end of the day regardless of the percentage. I like starting my day with a full charge.
    Yeah that's what I usually do
    01-25-2014 10:21 PM
  16. accactg's Avatar
    I charged my iPhone when charge level below 15% mostly.
    01-25-2014 11:30 PM
  17. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I usually charge mine when its about 5-7% but its whatever works best for you!
    01-26-2014 12:29 PM
  18. pr1nce's Avatar
    Whenever it's needed and convenient. Most of the time I charge it in the evening when I get home.


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    01-26-2014 12:54 PM
  19. timswork's Avatar
    Goodness, aren't we past the complete battery drain days? I thought completely draining the newer Li-On batteries was totally unnecessary anymore, and harmful at worst.

    From PC World:

    "The tricks for maximizing your lithium-ion battery's useful lifespan—that is, the number of times you can recharge it before it no longer accepts a charge—are pretty basic. Three things will prematurely age a lithium-ion battery: consistently draining it to the automatic shutdown point, exposing it to heat, and overcharging/overvoltage-charging. That last practice is actually dangerous and can lead to fire or even an explosion."

    And check out this Battery University article for further indepth analysis.
    They think the sweet spot is to drain to 40% and then recharge.
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    01-27-2014 08:30 AM
  20. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    When is a good percent to start charging your phone

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    1%
    01-27-2014 12:36 PM
  21. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Goodness, aren't we past the complete battery drain days? I thought completely draining the newer Li-On batteries was totally unnecessary anymore, and harmful at worst.

    From PC World:

    "The tricks for maximizing your lithium-ion battery's useful lifespan—that is, the number of times you can recharge it before it no longer accepts a charge—are pretty basic. Three things will prematurely age a lithium-ion battery: consistently draining it to the automatic shutdown point, exposing it to heat, and overcharging/overvoltage-charging. That last practice is actually dangerous and can lead to fire or even an explosion."

    And check out this Battery University article for further indepth analysis.
    They think the sweet spot is to drain to 40% and then recharge.
    My OCD won't allow me to charge it if its not below at least 7%...has nothing to do with complete draining LOL
    01-27-2014 12:42 PM
  22. iknrisms's Avatar
    I pretty much charge all the time. If there's a charger around, I'm probably on it (even if it's already at 100% :-p) and especially in the car. But like others, I fully deplete it once a month and/or to about 1-3%


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    01-30-2014 05:39 PM
  23. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I charge my iPhone every night no matter what the battery percent says and sometimes during the day I will even "top off" if I know I'm going to be away from charging capabilities. I do however allow the battery to drain to about 20% once a week
    01-30-2014 06:39 PM
  24. Buclao's Avatar
    I charge my iPhone and my MacBook Pro almost every night as well only if it's way under about 30 to 40 percent... Someone once told me that if u constantly charging it the battery life will not last and it will drain quicker as well .


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    01-30-2014 07:33 PM
  25. acerace113's Avatar
    I charge my iPhone every night no matter what the battery percent says and sometimes during the day I will even "top off" if I know I'm going to be away from charging capabilities. I do however allow the battery to drain to about 20% once a week
    I do the same thing expect I let my battery drain to about 1% about once a month.


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    01-30-2014 07:53 PM

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