1. xMatter's Avatar
    I just read this article and not sure what to make of it:

    How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

    When I had my 4s, I constantly let it run to zero EVERY time and let it charge to 100 before taking it off the charger. It held a great charge for the 4 years I had it.

    This article talks about LION and how we should always "top" this type off. I have 2 Milwaukee LION drills and their manual states to let the batteries run dry before charging and remove the batteries from the charger after its fully charge. Why would smart phone LIONs be any different?

    Does any one have any concrete evidence for charging LIONs for longevity through the years?
    12-26-2014 01:56 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Just do what works for your use habits... chances are, you're going to have a new device before a battery will fail in a phone anyway... if not, it's not that big a deal to replace a battery in an iDevice...
    12-26-2014 02:00 PM
  3. xMatter's Avatar
    Of course I will, just curious as to Apple's take on their particular LION batteries.
    12-26-2014 03:28 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Of course I will, just curious as to Apple's take on their particular LION batteries.
    Their recommendation is the top off method.
    12-26-2014 03:37 PM
  5. Reparkable's Avatar
    Battery technology is good enough these days that you don't have to drain them completely before recharging them
    12-26-2014 03:47 PM
  6. Fit24's Avatar
    Does any one have any concrete evidence for charging LIONs for longevity through the years?
    Not sure about "concrete evidence."
    I usually follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance. In this case I follow the advice given by Apple at: http://www.apple.com/batteries/maximizing-performance/. I've never had a battery problem with any of the phones or iPhones I've owned.
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    12-26-2014 04:18 PM
  7. xMatter's Avatar
    That's the closest thing so far, thanks. Not much there about actually charging though.
    12-26-2014 05:37 PM
  8. viewfly's Avatar
    Yes it is there in the same link,just at a different tab( Why Li Ion Batteries). Apple recommends the top off method of Li Ion, but it is not required for phones and computers. So does Dell, HP and everyone else. Top off maximizes the number of times you can charge, but the total cycles to full drain remains the same. It is more convenient with Li ion since you never have to start your day with a partial charge fearing that you are damaging your battery.




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    Last edited by viewfly; 12-28-2014 at 10:33 AM. Reason: removed link
    12-27-2014 08:09 PM
  9. viewfly's Avatar
    Li Ions give you the freedom to just top off without destroying the normal lifetime of your battery. It is only 'better' than your method in that you don't have to start the day with a partial charge thinking that you must.

    Top off is fine or recommended by Apple for phones, tablets and laptops. So does Dell, HP and all others.

    Here is the Apple statement. A li ion battery has about 500 or so complete 100-0% cycles to them before its capacity is reduced to 80%.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/why-lithium-ion/

    "It makes charging easier.
    Charge your Apple lithium-ion battery whenever you want. Theres no need to let it discharge 100% before recharging. Apple lithium-ion batteries work in charge cycles. You complete one charge cycle when youve used (discharged) an amount that equals 100% of your batterys capacity but not necessarily all from one charge. For instance, you might use 75% of your batterys capacity one day, then recharge it fully overnight. If you use 25% the next day, you will have discharged a total of 100%, and the two days will add up to one charge cycle. It could take several days to complete a cycle. The capacity of any type of battery will diminish after a certain amount of recharging. With lithium-ion batteries, the capacity diminishes slightly with each complete charge cycle. Apple lithium-ion batteries are designed to hold at least 80% of their original capacity for a high number of charge cycles, which varies depending on the product. "

    iPhone Owners
    Your battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles. The one-year warranty includes service coverage for a defective battery. If it is out of warranty, Apple offers a battery service for $79, plus $6.95 shipping, subject to local tax.
    Last edited by viewfly; 12-28-2014 at 10:28 AM. Reason: removed link
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    12-27-2014 08:23 PM
  10. dings1985's Avatar
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    12-31-2014 03:23 AM
  11. xMatter's Avatar
    Exactly what I was looking for from the horse's mouth, thank you!
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    12-31-2014 07:49 AM
  12. viewfly's Avatar
    Exactly what I was looking for from the horse's mouth, thank you!
    You are very welcome.


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