1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Wait, wait...... So "usage" has an effect on battery health, but how u charge your battery does not?? That is kinda ridiculous. It s not a question of perceivement if you can find thousands of users that complain about bad battery after 20 months. And NO adjustements do not take care of the ruined battery.
    You're inputting things that I did not state. Your previous post, as you've stated, focused on battery health, and I told you that usage determines its health and then I gave some examples. In regard to YOUR statement about the manner in which people charge their batteries can affect the overall health, maybe it can, but the way I charge my phone does not affect its health because, like many others who charge them overnight, we get excellent battery life. What happens years later after I no longer have the phone is not my concern. Finally, I never said that "adjustments" take care of ruined batteries, and you know it.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 01-25-2016 at 08:51 AM.
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    01-25-2016 07:56 AM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Wait, wait...... So "usage" has an effect on battery health, but how u charge your battery does not?? That is kinda ridiculous. It s not a question of perceivement if you can find thousands of users that complain about bad battery after 20 months. And NO adjustements do not take care of the ruined battery.
    After 20 months? Why, yes! Those batteries don't last forever. But why ruin one's overall smartphone experience trying to add a month or two to the battery's longevity? So what if the battery dies after 20 or 24 months? Most everyone upgrades after 1 or 2 years. If you trade the old in, they replace the battery. If you sell it, the buyer may need to replace it. Fiddling with the settings and turning off features only kills off some of the fun.
    01-25-2016 08:21 AM
  3. dcaric's Avatar
    This is not correct that charging 1sec = 1 cycle
    01-25-2016 09:52 AM
  4. jyrbain's Avatar
    Of course there is. Don't let it die (go under 10%) and put it on the charger over night. It only has so many use cycles. If it goes from 100% to 75% then back to 100% thats only 1/4 of a use cycle. So if its on a charger, the battery isn't begin used and its life is extended.
    01-25-2016 10:01 AM
  5. ipooed's Avatar
    How did you figure it was app refresh that caused you to go over your limit. It's my experience that watching videos is more likely, among other things.
    Because since then I have always had it turned off and never ran into that issue again, it's been 2 years and my habits have stayed the same since the release of iOS 7. Hell I even use the same apps and have the same screen layout.
    01-25-2016 10:07 AM
  6. broadwayblues's Avatar
    coconutBattery 3.2.1 - by coconut-flavour.com

    This is an app for the Mac, but it shows condition of iOS devices if you connect them to the mac via lightning.
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    01-25-2016 10:45 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Because since then I have always had it turned off and never ran into that issue again, it's been 2 years and my habits have stayed the same since the release of iOS 7. Hell I even use the same apps and have the same screen layout.
    You may be right. I've never noticed it. But then, I'm on WiFi 99% of the time. LOL
    01-25-2016 11:09 AM
  8. EauRouge's Avatar
    Use it normally during the day, plug it in before I go to bed. If I'm going out that night, I'll top it up at work for a bit just in case I'm out particularly late or forget to charge it that night

    Edit: typo
    01-25-2016 12:13 PM
  9. ipooed's Avatar
    You may be right. I've never noticed it. But then, I'm on WiFi 99% of the time. LOL
    It would just be nice if Canadian providers would stop charging so much for data, like 2GB here compared to 2GB in the US.

    AT&T 55$ a month for a plan with 2GB data

    BELL minimum $60 and then you must add your data 35$ for 2GB

    Both for new customers on a term $40 more a month for the same plan in Canada and that's not including taxes. (Both for a new iPhone 6s)
    01-25-2016 12:35 PM
  10. Sherry_B's Avatar
    coconutBattery 3.2.1 - by coconut-flavour.com

    This is an app for the Mac, but it shows condition of iOS devices if you connect them to the mac via lightning.

    My fiance let me install it on the macbook pro (it's a work laptop), and was tickled to see my 6s battery was made last October. So only a few months old!
    01-25-2016 01:04 PM
  11. NadaAddict's Avatar
    When it stops charging by the cord, you can always charge it in the microwave. 5 minutes at 6% power, flipping it over halfway through. You can wrap it in a damp towel to keep it cool if you'd like.
    01-25-2016 04:04 PM
  12. Quis89's Avatar
    Don't really do anything special to try and "protect" my battery. I charge overnight so I start the day at 100%. While at work I leave it off the charger until maybe an hour or two before I get off. Then I charge it again so I can leave work with a full charge for the rest of my evening. It's not that I use my phone a lot but I always like to be prepared in case I need to go a long period without the ability to charge my device. Especially since it's my home phone as well. Sometimes I forget to charge it overnight so having it at a full charge around 5 pm means I'll be fine overnight as well.
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    01-25-2016 05:24 PM
  13. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I have a 5S that is two years old this last November. It is jailbroken so I have an app called battery life installed on it. Here is what it says on this two year old phone. Just use the phone and don't worry about it. I don't notice any difference in use now then I did when it was new although I do have a 6S and 6S+ now for daily use.

    How many of you care about your battery seriously?-img_9880.png
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    01-25-2016 06:00 PM
  14. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Here is the same app on my 11 month old 6+:

    How many of you care about your battery seriously?-img_9908.jpg
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    01-25-2016 06:04 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    When it stops charging by the cord, you can always charge it in the microwave. 5 minutes at 6% power, flipping it over halfway through. You can wrap it in a damp towel to keep it cool if you'd like.
    No thanks.
    01-25-2016 07:14 PM
  16. tacain's Avatar
    Plug my phone in when I'm near a wire in my truck or in my office. Don't worry about it.
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    01-26-2016 04:21 PM
  17. Adawg1203's Avatar
    How many of you care about your battery seriously?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1453843929.674948.jpg
    Can't say I've seen this before but I'll take it. I use my phone a lot and know it gets me through the day. It's like anything, you learn your devices behavior and get a good feel for when it has to be charged.

    Truthfully, speaking I don't worry about the battery. I charge it everyday no matter what level it's at.
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    01-26-2016 04:37 PM
  18. Adawg1203's Avatar
    How many of you care about your battery seriously?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1453844311.706018.jpg
    I should have added this to my previous post.
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    01-26-2016 04:38 PM
  19. HAWK's Avatar
    Depends on the day.... some days when I am away from my charger battery is important. Most days not really
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    01-26-2016 04:49 PM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    When it stops charging by the cord, you can always charge it in the microwave. 5 minutes at 6% power, flipping it over halfway through. You can wrap it in a damp towel to keep it cool if you'd like.
    Do not advise this at all!
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    01-26-2016 05:12 PM
  21. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    when it stops charging by the cord, you can always charge it in the microwave. 5 minutes at 6% power, flipping it over halfway through. You can wrap it in a damp towel to keep it cool if you'd like.
    Absolutely do not do this!
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    01-26-2016 07:41 PM
  22. Pop2U's Avatar
    I care but I am not concerned.
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    01-26-2016 08:01 PM
  23. robertk328's Avatar
    Plug my phone in when I'm near a wire in my truck or in my office. Don't worry about it.
    Bingo.
    01-27-2016 06:35 AM
  24. robertk328's Avatar
    When it stops charging by the cord, you can always charge it in the microwave. 5 minutes at 6% power, flipping it over halfway through. You can wrap it in a damp towel to keep it cool if you'd like.
    Absolutely do not do this!
    The damp towel will kill it. You need to wrap it in foil to get the charge rate up.



    (Absolutely do not do this either!)
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    01-27-2016 06:36 AM
  25. mysuccess101's Avatar
    Battery if important like gasoline of a car when you are traveling. Thats why before purchasing a phone i'll make sure the quality of battery.

    What do you think?
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    01-27-2016 06:47 AM
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