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how long to charge/drain the iphone 4s battery for the first time?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: October 17, 2011 04:57PM
all-

i am holding in my palm a brand spanking new iphone 4s/black/32gb/sprint.

yeah.

it came charged (fully?) but now i want to know how long to fully discharge and then to fully charge.

with my previous phone, a well loved blackberry curve, i basically plugged it in ever night and it was generally good to go for 2 days use.

any thoughts on iphone 4s battery use as mainly a phone/text/some itunes/a sprinkling of web?

if i plug it in ever nite will i be "teaching" the battery to only last 1 day?

as always, thanks to those who care to share.

be well

rob
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Re: how long to charge/drain the iphone 4s battery for the first time?
Posted by: LaserKun
Date: October 17, 2011 05:02PM
Congratulations, Rob! I can't help with your question, except to say I know some of the older batteries developed the "memory" problem and had to be fully discharged occasionally to have full power. Hopefully, someone here who really knows about the new iPhones will chime in...
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Re: how long to charge/drain the iphone 4s battery for the first time?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 17, 2011 06:20PM
You're thinking of NiCad batteries. The battery in your iPhone 4S is a Li Ion polymer battery. It is basically a paste inside a foil packet that holds a charge. Li Ion batteries, to the best of my knowledge, don't have memory issues like NiCad batteries do. I'm sure that someone will correct me if I'm wrong, and someone will probably try to correct even if I'm right.



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Re: how long to charge/drain the iphone 4s battery for the first time?
Date: October 17, 2011 07:26PM
I think these pages from the mothership cover it:

[www.apple.com]
[www.apple.com]
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Re: how long to charge/drain the iphone 4s battery for the first time?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: October 17, 2011 07:51PM
thank you for the info.

very helpful.

be well

rob
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