1. knotsure's Avatar
    I am wondering what is the best usage for the battery. Should I use it from full charge all the way to empty or should i charge every night just in case i need it? Does it matter , as far as battery longevity?
    12-14-2014 01:59 AM
  2. itsgusmetropolo's Avatar
    I dont think it matters if you do a full cicle every time you charge (from 0% to 100%). I would do that, but then I have to charge the phone during the day and it sucks.
    12-14-2014 07:47 AM
  3. cornettbr's Avatar
    You should top off the charge as often as possible. Lithium batteries do better if they don't get discharged to their lower levels. Granted your battery won't go bad in a month if you drain it over and over but it could be the difference in it lasting 3 years vs 4 or 5.
    njshoregurlz likes this.
    12-14-2014 08:16 AM
  4. knotsure's Avatar
    Thanks for the pointers. Probably just gonna charge it every night.
    12-14-2014 08:24 AM
  5. tattooed4515's Avatar
    I do. And I have with every iPhone and every other phone I have ever had. Never had any negative effects from it
    12-14-2014 08:25 AM
  6. Fit24's Avatar
    I charge my phone every night as I've done in the past and haven't experienced any adverse effects.
    12-14-2014 06:34 PM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    Just charge your phone whenever you need to. Remember to do a full cycle charge monthly and you should be fine.

    Sent from my iPhone 6
    Tartarus likes this.
    12-15-2014 09:32 PM
  8. graystuff's Avatar
    Nearly always charge over night. Had to in the past. Never had issues with bad batteries.
    12-16-2014 07:16 PM
  9. ladyc0524's Avatar
    I've always charged my iPhone overnight and don't intend to change that! Lol
    12-16-2014 07:54 PM
  10. Tartarus's Avatar
    It is best to charge the phone whenever it suits you. Fully charging and draining the battery cycle after cycle is not recommended. Fully draining the battery is only necessary once a month.
    Last edited by yukhalilsel; 12-16-2014 at 08:37 PM.
    12-16-2014 08:09 PM
  11. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    While I try to wait until I'm under 10%, if necessary I'll plug in at anything under 20%.
    12-16-2014 08:36 PM
  12. AlexJ92's Avatar
    I charge my device every night and no issues here with my battery life
    12-19-2014 10:54 AM
  13. cbreze's Avatar
    I've always charged every night since Li-ion batteries became the norm. Never experienced any battery issues ever. Why would I not want to start my day with a full tank each morning. The flip side of that would be worrying about charging sometime during the day. Charging nightly is stress free usage all the next day
    12-19-2014 01:54 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I usually charge at the first warning if 20%. Then let it charge to around 90%. Maybe twice a month I let it run down to zip, then charge it up to 100+% without using the phone while charging.

    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-19-2014 02:36 PM
  15. slvrbul's Avatar
    I have always put my phone on the charger every night with no ill effects. I have been doing this since the days of bag phones !!!


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    12-19-2014 06:56 PM
  16. phreddyl's Avatar
    I charge mine every night. And like Led a few times a month I drain it all the way down to where it shuts off and charge it to 100%

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    12-19-2014 07:06 PM
  17. zerog46's Avatar
    Charge it whenever you are around an outlet. Won't hurt the battery. Do some Reserch on lithium batteries thought because a lot of people run them down to nothing which is said to be be very bad for lithium batteries. I never run mine down and still have a few iPhone 4's that last almost a full day.

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    mumfoau likes this.
    12-19-2014 08:02 PM
  18. joemd60's Avatar
    I charge mine every night. It's my primary and only phone. So I like to have a fully charged phone, to start the day.
    12-19-2014 08:16 PM
  19. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I've always charged my iPhones every night. And sometimes during the day if they need it.
    12-19-2014 08:17 PM
  20. hatchettjack's Avatar
    Every night for me!

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    12-19-2014 09:00 PM
  21. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    My Plus lasts about two days, so I charge it at night on the 'second' night. By then it is down to around 22-24%...
    12-20-2014 06:31 AM
  22. anon(20073)'s Avatar
    I always charge mine while i sleep so it's fresh for the next day.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    12-28-2014 05:50 PM
  23. knotsure's Avatar
    Thanks for all the input. I wish I could say i plug it in every night but honestly I just plug it in my truck while driving and sometimes in my living room. I very rarely charge to 100%. The battery life on this thing is amazing. I wish I knew accurate screen on times like android. The " usage" is not all screen on time. But I rarely put my ip6+ down and it seems to always have plenty of charge.
    12-30-2014 09:44 PM

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