What's the best charging method?

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ddqarch

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This seems so basic, but I have not seen it discussed anywhere, certainly not on any Apple sites. What is the best way to charge the battery to get longer life? Should you use it till it is fully discharged, then charge all the way? Should you charge it whenever possible? Keep it on the charger as often as possible? Leave it off the charger unless necessary? One comment said let it fully discharge three times at first to condition it, but Apple never said that where I could see it.

Also, I have to charge the phone every two days even if I have not used (I leave it on in locked position). This seems short, but is that usual? My old phone would go a week on a single charge if I didn't use it much.

Thanks for your help,
 

tsatryan

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This seems so basic, but I have not seen it discussed anywhere, certainly not on any Apple sites. What is the best way to charge the battery to get longer life? Should you use it till it is fully discharged, then charge all the way? Should you charge it whenever possible? Keep it on the charger as often as possible? Leave it off the charger unless necessary? One comment said let it fully discharge three times at first to condition it, but Apple never said that where I could see it.

Also, I have to charge the phone every two days even if I have not used (I leave it on in locked position). This seems short, but is that usual? My old phone would go a week on a single charge if I didn't use it much.

Thanks for your help,
Your old phone was obviously not a pda phone, but just a regular phone. The charge of the iPhone is superior among these type devices.
 

dagoo98

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This seems so basic, but I have not seen it discussed anywhere, certainly not on any Apple sites. What is the best way to charge the battery to get longer life? Should you use it till it is fully discharged, then charge all the way? Should you charge it whenever possible? Keep it on the charger as often as possible? Leave it off the charger unless necessary? One comment said let it fully discharge three times at first to condition it, but Apple never said that where I could see it.

Also, I have to charge the phone every two days even if I have not used (I leave it on in locked position). This seems short, but is that usual? My old phone would go a week on a single charge if I didn't use it much.

Thanks for your help,
I don't know what's the best charging method but you could save battery life by turning off the Wi-Fi function when its not in use.
 

ps49556n

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This seems so basic, but I have not seen it discussed anywhere, certainly not on any Apple sites. What is the best way to charge the battery to get longer life? Should you use it till it is fully discharged, then charge all the way? Should you charge it whenever possible? Keep it on the charger as often as possible? Leave it off the charger unless necessary? One comment said let it fully discharge three times at first to condition it, but Apple never said that where I could see it.

Also, I have to charge the phone every two days even if I have not used (I leave it on in locked position). This seems short, but is that usual? My old phone would go a week on a single charge if I didn't use it much.

Thanks for your help,




The best way to charge any battery is to completely discharge it, then do a full charge...


With iPhone, do this but also remember to charge using USB 2.0 according to Apple, chargining with usb 2.0 is the best way to charge iPhone.
 

tsatryan

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The best way to charge any battery is to completely discharge it, then do a full charge...


With iPhone, do this but also remember to charge using USB 2.0 according to Apple, chargining with usb 2.0 is the best way to charge iPhone.
Actually, you do not ever want to completely discharge the battery in either an iPod or an iPhone. In fact, the iPhone is actually designed to prevent that from happenning, and will turn off prior to full discharge.

Fully discharging is indeed proper for older ni-cad batteries, to help prevent memory. But the lithium ion battery in an iPhone will not develop memory. You can regularly "top off" your battery without any negative effect at all.

Lastly, you can charge from any USB 2.0 or 1.0, or the charger supplied with your phone. All usb ports provide the same power output, without regard to which version. (data speed is obviously different between usb 1 & 2)