1. TRICKorDEVICE's Avatar
    So, at one time it was considered good maintenance to periodically fully charge and discharge the iPhone. I recall an Apple help article saying as much. Is this still considered best practice? I want to make sure I condition my iPhone 6 battery properly to get the best battery life.

    Thanks!
    10-10-2014 05:34 PM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    It's not really necessary, but doing that every once in a while will calabrate the battery percentage.
    10-10-2014 05:40 PM
  3. TRICKorDEVICE's Avatar
    Thanks! Any chance it could hurt the phone or battery to completely discharge?
    10-10-2014 05:42 PM
  4. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    It shouldn't. Lithium ion batteries have a set number of charge cycles if you drain it deaf then back full that is one cycle. if you drain it to half then to full you used half a cycle. Etc.
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    10-10-2014 05:48 PM
  5. TLD1's Avatar
    This is an endless debate, and has been since Lithium Ion batteries began being used in cell phones. The older mobile phone batteries responded well to the drain-to-shutdown-and-charge regimen, and made their lived a bit better...but most people smarter than me say that kind of thing actually doesn't help Lithium batteries at all, and could even shorten daily charge lifespan. From what I can gather, simply being consistent with your charging routine is the key.

    I pull my 6 off the charger each morning at 6am...and with moderate to heavy use, I still have 20-30% charge left when I put it on the charger at bedtime each night. I usually had to plug my 5 & 5s in before my workday was over, so the battery life on my 6 is a huge improvement.
    10-12-2014 09:37 AM
  6. cs1219's Avatar
    With a lithium battery, fully discharge and charge won't help. Your device has build in battery management. Engineers
    10-12-2014 11:51 AM
  7. ame's Avatar
    iPhone battery conditioning-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1413152724.106088.jpg

    This is my typical range. I don't leave apps running that I'm not using. Nothing is tracking my location besides Find My IPhone that I can control, and I only have one app allowed to do any background updating. I only charge my phone when it hits 1% or dies. I did the same with all my other iPhones and had no battery issues.

    I also leave my phone on airplane mode overnight. I set it on airplane mode around 10pm and turn it back off when I get up. Not only does it save power it doesn't make noise or go nuts. Anyone that needs to reach us in emergency situations knows how.
    10-12-2014 06:27 PM

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