1. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Can someone please tell me a good battery alarm app where you can send it to a certain percentage and the phone will tell you the battery is at that level? I bought a Belkin wireless charger and I just don’t want to thing running all night long. An app that has a good alarm and possibly a temperature also but just the alarm would be great. Almost every one that I see in the App Store either has not been updated in at least a year or doesn’t get that great of reviews . Anyone?
    It's normal for a battery to get warm while charging. It doesn't hurt the battery to leave it charging overnight. If it gets really hot (not warm) to the touch while charging, then I wouldn't use that charger.
    12-01-2019 03:05 PM
  2. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    It's normal for a battery to get warm while charging. It doesn't hurt the battery to leave it charging overnight. If it gets really hot (not warm) to the touch while charging, then I wouldn't use that charger.
    The battery does seem to get warm, or warmer with these electro magnetic coil charging pads. The first charging pad I had was a cheaper one and the phone was actually quite near hot and I just don’t think heat is good for a battery. So then a few days ago I bought the Belkin and I like that Apple actually worked with Belkin to develop these things so if Apple certifies it then I trust it a lot more than some third-party brand. I gave the first pad to a friend and she likes it but her iPhone 8 is already two years old and she doesn’t care if she damages her battery but you know what it’s like when you get a brand new phone.

    I’ve been watching a ton of videos and reading about this and even some article an engineer wrote and he says what you said he says you cannot damage it. Other sources mention that your phone will charge to 100 and leaving it overnight it will slow down or trickle charge so basically there is tension and some heat on the battery even when it’s at 100%. Also talked about was that when your battery is at 100% The device might stop the charge for a little while say down to 99 and then back up to 100 so it’s always keeping a force on the battery and long-term that might not be good, in my mind anyway. Many so-called experts are saying Its best to keep the charge between 50% and 85% or thereabouts because even a discharge rate below 50 can degrade the performance of the battery. The problem is one could never go through their entire day charging only to say 70 or 80%. Of course no one will care about these issues and they do not matter if you get a new phone every one or two years but I always try to squeeze three years out of it.

    I just think it’s a good idea to unplug it as soon as it’s full and I really wish Apple had a setting like Chuck mentioned because these third-party apps aren’t always so reliable.
    12-01-2019 03:26 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The battery does seem to get warm, or warmer with these electro magnetic coil charging pads. The first charging pad I had was a cheaper one and the phone was actually quite near hot and I just don’t think heat is good for a battery. So then a few days ago I bought the Belkin and I like that Apple actually worked with Belkin to develop these things so if Apple certifies it then I trust it a lot more than some third-party brand. I gave the first pad to a friend and she likes it but her iPhone 8 is already two years old and she doesn’t care if she damages her battery but you know what it’s like when you get a brand new phone.

    I’ve been watching a ton of videos and reading about this and even some article an engineer wrote and he says what you said he says you cannot damage it. Other sources mention that your phone will charge to 100 and leaving it overnight it will slow down or trickle charge so basically there is tension and some heat on the battery even when it’s at 100%. Also talked about was that when your battery is at 100% The device might stop the charge for a little while say down to 99 and then back up to 100 so it’s always keeping a force on the battery and long-term that might not be good, in my mind anyway. Many so-called experts are saying Its best to keep the charge between 50% and 85% or thereabouts because even a discharge rate below 50 can degrade the performance of the battery. The problem is one could never go through their entire day charging only to say 70 or 80%. Of course no one will care about these issues and they do not matter if you get a new phone every one or two years but I always try to squeeze three years out of it.

    I just think it’s a good idea to unplug it as soon as it’s full and I really wish Apple had a setting like Chuck mentioned because these third-party apps aren’t always so reliable.
    You'll hear and read all sorts of things about iPhone charging. But in the end, it doesn't matter how you do it. It's not going to hurt your phone or battery. I charge mine to 100%, then when it gets to around 50%, I charge again. I use my phone while charging a lot.
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    12-03-2019 09:29 AM
  4. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    You'll hear and read all sorts of things about iPhone charging. But in the end, it doesn't matter how you do it. It's not going to hurt your phone or battery. I charge mine to 100%, then when it gets to around 50%, I charge again. I use my phone while charging a lot.
    I would love to talk with someone that say, has only used wireless charging pads for at least two years just to find out how their battery is after that time. But yeah I’m sure it’s fine.
    12-03-2019 08:42 PM
  5. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    OK I’m getting some Wi-Fi cut out and I believe it’s because my old Wi-Fi signal where I’m staying is still there even though there is a new router modem right now that I am connected to but I want to remove the old signal that still shows and I do not see the “forget this network “when I click the little “i” symbol beside the old one. I see the “remove this network” for the new wifi signal but not on the old one, what gives!?
    12-29-2019 02:30 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    OK I’m getting some Wi-Fi cut out and I believe it’s because my old Wi-Fi signal where I’m staying is still there even though there is a new router modem right now that I am connected to but I want to remove the old signal that still shows and I do not see the “forget this network “when I click the little “i” symbol beside the old one. I see the “remove this network” for the new wifi signal but not on the old one, what gives!?
    That’s somewhat odd. Try resetting the network settings.
    12-29-2019 11:56 AM
  7. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    That’s somewhat odd. Try resetting the network settings.
    Well I see the option to “forget” the wifi I am on (new modem) so I’m wondering if you have to be connected to it to actually remove the older one. But I am travelling right now so
    12-29-2019 12:44 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Well I see the option to “forget” the wifi I am on (new modem) so I’m wondering if you have to be connected to it to actually remove the older one. But I am travelling right now so
    Yes, unless it’s the same network, for example: iMore and iMore_5GHz.
    12-29-2019 12:47 PM
  9. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    Yes, unless it’s the same network, for example: iMore and iMore_5GHz.
    Yeah like I’m visiting family right now and in the summer they had to put a new modem because the signal was too weak and they said that the old signal would eventually disappear it would be canceled, but because my iPhone 8 is brand new and I’m at this house with it for the first time I can’t seem to get rid of it and it’s causing some issues but I think it’ll be OK it’s not too serious
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    12-29-2019 12:49 PM
  10. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    Can someone please tell me why when I use my Google app and it’s searching the results for about a second it flashes red bar at the top of the screen. I don’t have the screen recording on or anything like that but like what’s going on is my phone spying on me or something
    01-05-2020 12:32 AM
  11. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    OK I tried a couple of different apps and turn the camera permissions off and it’s a FaceApp.

    Edit: Nope red flash is back on when googling
    Last edited by RaybanRJ; 01-05-2020 at 01:01 AM.
    01-05-2020 12:50 AM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    OK I tried a couple of different apps and turn the camera permissions off and it’s a FaceApp.

    Edit: Nope red flash is back on when googling
    I've never seen that red flash. But haven't used that app in a long time. Do you use the microphone on the Google app? If so, it may be to let you know the mic is working.
    01-05-2020 01:33 PM
  13. macintoshmac's Avatar
    Oh question, is there anyway I can find out when the production date of the iPhone 8 was?
    In case you are still looking for something, Coconut Battery will do that for you. Available here: https://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery

    Coconut Battery will also give you a good picture of your Macbook's battery as well as your iOS device's.
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    01-05-2020 02:02 PM
  14. JandN2639's Avatar
    I bought one yesterday too. I need a backup in case my 7+ fails, because I have a medical device connected to the 7+. It will also be my work phone once I start in my new field. The hard drive is only half the 7+, which means I will not have nearly as many apps on the 8. I look forward to working with it.
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    01-05-2020 05:04 PM
  15. JandN2639's Avatar
    I got a buddy who refuses to give up his iPhone 6. His battery health is still 90% which is unbelievable he only has three apps on it and he has to charge it about every two days. The thing with me is I won’t have a phone without iOS updates anymore because I have banking apps and stuff. So as long as I can get three solid years of updates with the iPhone 8 I’m happy because by then the battery will probably be kaput anyway as I usually have 50 apps running in the background.
    That's a lot of apps! I have 4-5 at a time usually, very seldom more.
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    01-05-2020 05:08 PM
  16. JandN2639's Avatar
    Haha yeah definitely not worth changing a battery on an older phone because the processor will just get slower and slower. I had a new battery put on my iPhone 5c after a year and a half because it was toast but that’s about the time the processor wouldn’t load pages quickly anymore so it’s just not worth it. It was only 50 bucks to change the battery at a little independent electronics place but still.
    I have a 7+ I got at least a year ago, see attached. According to Apple Support, battery health is slightly over 70%. When should I expect to have to upgrade again? US $1000+ is really not in the budget.
    01-05-2020 05:27 PM
  17. JandN2639's Avatar
    My phone is from early 2017.
    01-05-2020 05:31 PM
  18. Bla1ze's Avatar
    I have a 7+ I got at least a year ago, see attached. According to Apple Support, battery health is slightly over 70%. When should I expect to have to upgrade again? US $1000+ is really not in the budget.[IMG=1024x644]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200105/b98c24898871f6c4d9d949fcb20981e0.jpg[/url]
    Judging 'when' you would need to upgrade isn't really something anyone can truly pinpoint. It would just be a guess really. That said, though, you also don't have to spend another $1,000 if your iPhone 7 Plus is continuing to work for you otherwise. You can just get the battery replaced for $50. - https://support.apple.com/iphone/rep.../battery-power
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    01-05-2020 07:32 PM
  19. JandN2639's Avatar
    Thanks for the link!
    01-05-2020 07:40 PM
  20. macintoshmac's Avatar
    I bought an iPhone 8 in mid-2018. So far, I love the device, as I loved my 7 that I passed on within the family (replacing a 5s for them).

    Despite being 2020 now, the phone still holds its performance and is no slouch by any means. Currently I am on the dev beta 13.3.1, and this thing is smooth and stable. For my needs from a phone that include rare use of camera, light calling, light gaming, moderate amounts of browsing and watching videos, and using a few apps regularly, totalling to about 4-5 hours a day, the iPhone 8 is not getting replaced by anything newer anytime soon.


    @RaybanRJ, you are right, the bezels do help me too. They could be reduced, yes, but that's another subject. This is a great device to buy new, even today.
    01-06-2020 12:28 AM
  21. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    I've never seen that red flash. But haven't used that app in a long time. Do you use the microphone on the Google app? If so, it may be to let you know the mic is working.
    Ah ok thanks, yeah I do but not always, and I still see the red bar
    01-07-2020 12:35 AM
  22. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    I bought one yesterday too. I need a backup in case my 7+ fails, because I have a medical device connected to the 7+. It will also be my work phone once I start in my new field. The hard drive is only half the 7+, which means I will not have nearly as many apps on the 8. I look forward to working with it.
    Let know if you get much heat off the wireless charging pads if you’re going to use one
    01-07-2020 12:36 AM
  23. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    That's a lot of apps! I have 4-5 at a time usually, very seldom more.
    Haha your battery wont be strained and will last forever
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    01-07-2020 12:37 AM
  24. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    Judging 'when' you would need to upgrade isn't really something anyone can truly pinpoint. It would just be a guess really. That said, though, you also don't have to spend another $1,000 if your iPhone 7 Plus is continuing to work for you otherwise. You can just get the battery replaced for $50. - https://support.apple.com/iphone/rep.../battery-power
    If I’m not mistaken Apple says at about 80% battery health you need a new battery. My iPhone 7 was 87% and I had to charge it like three times a day it was ridiculous. But I mean at 100% if I talked on the phone for 10 minutes it was down to 70%, I think that’s pretty bad
    01-07-2020 12:39 AM
  25. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    Hey if anyone can help me I really would like a battery alarm app that let you know when your phone is 100% I bought this one for a dollar because it was recommended off google is one of the top five, and I message the guy because it doesn’t work he said they’re working on an iOS 13 compatibility update but that was like weeks ago so I don’t think it’s going to be fixed so please does anyone know of a good one I’ve tried several free ones none of them work isn’t there a single one of these that work?

    01-07-2020 12:41 AM
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