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How to manage the first charge of a newly purchased iPhone

What the iPhone battery is made of

As explained on Apple’s website, iPhone batteries are made of lithium ions . Unlike older nickel batteries, these batteries have no memory effect , so you can charge them whenever you want. What is the final impact on the user of charging iPhone with lithium? The advantages of this type of battery are a lower weight, so the device itself will weigh less, a longer duration of the charge, allowing us to spend more time away from the plug and a more efficient charge, a feature that makes it reach 80% quickly and the percentage of charge remaining is done more slowly thus extending the life of the battery.

How the iPhone battery works

This last point of efficient loading is extremely important for the issue at hand. As Apple describes, it is not necessary for the battery to be completely discharged in order to charge it since they operate by charge cycles, that is, when 100% of the battery has been used up. However, that 100% depletion can be distributed as the user wishes; it can be in a single charge or it can be that one day you spend 75%, charge it up to 100% overnight and the next day spend 25%, which would add up to 100% of a charge cycle. Approximately the iPhone can withstand about 500 cycles of battery life until the battery starts to suffer.

How to manage the first charge of your iPhone

How to manage the first charge of a newly purchased iPhoneHow to manage the first charge of a newly purchased iPhone

Once this is explained, I will tell you how to manage the first charge of your iPhone, although this can be extrapolated to the use you should give to the battery of your device during its lifetime. Because of what I have explained, with these batteries is more favorable a partial charge to a full charge because you would lose a charge cycle.

Therefore, the best thing to do when managing the first charge of the iPhone is to use it comfortably until the battery reaches 20% and, once that point is reached, to charge the battery. This way you will not run out of a charge cycle and you will be following Apple’s recommendation to connect it to the power.

I hope this post has served as a guide to manage the first charge of the iPhone; in any case, each user can use the charge of his device as he wishes. And you, how do you manage the charging of your iPhone? How did you manage the first charging? Leave us your experience in the comments.