10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2008 2:15 PM by iMad Richard
shot2bits Level 1 Level 1
Hello,

Just taken delivery of a 16GM white IPhone. Plugged it into the mains but after the apple logo vanished, there is no obvious sign the phone is actually charging.

Could somebody confirm whether or not this is normal? Also, anybody able to confirm how long I should leave it charging for since there is no indication the phone is fully charged?

Thanks, Rob.

Acer, Windows Vista
Solved by neuroanatomist on Dec 2, 2008 7:11 AM Solved
When it's charging, press the home or the sleep wake button - you should see a large battery icon which indicates the charge level. The small battery icon in the upper right corner has a lightening bolt if it's charging, and a plug if it's full.
Reply by igrok-mac on Dec 2, 2008 7:13 AM Helpful
If you turn it on, you'll see the battery monitor in the upper left corner. While charging it shows a lightning bolt. Let it fully charge, and after that it can be left plugged in with no problems. For what it's worth, I leave it turned on and charging overnight every night.

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  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7
    When it's charging, press the home or the sleep wake button - you should see a large battery icon which indicates the charge level. The small battery icon in the upper right corner has a lightening bolt if it's charging, and a plug if it's full.
  • igrok-mac Level 3 Level 3
    If you turn it on, you'll see the battery monitor in the upper left corner. While charging it shows a lightning bolt. Let it fully charge, and after that it can be left plugged in with no problems. For what it's worth, I leave it turned on and charging overnight every night.
  • shot2bits Level 1 Level 1
    Thank you for the advice. Certainly looks like a nice device so look forward to checking things out.

    Any approx ideas how long it will take to reach full charge?
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7
    From empty to full charge takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. New phones usually have some charge in them, but with lithium batteries the first 70% or so is very fast, the last 30% is slow, so I'd expect it to take about 1-1.5 hours.
  • iMad Richard Level 1 Level 1
    Not too many people know this but remember to keep it charging overnight and not just till its full because a long first charge makes the most of the battery's capacity though I'm not sure how long it can actually get you. I think the target from Apple is 12 hours on charge. BUT IT HAS TO BE THE FIRST CHARGE AND ITS VERY IMPORTANT TO DO IT!
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7
    iMad Richard wrote:
    Not too many people know this but remember to keep it charging overnight and not just till its full because a long first charge makes the most of the battery's capacity though I'm not sure how long it can actually get you. I think the target from Apple is 12 hours on charge. BUT IT HAS TO BE THE FIRST CHARGE AND ITS VERY IMPORTANT TO DO IT!


    You are propagating bad information here, that survives because many people do not understand that lithium-based rechargeable batteries (such as the one in the iPhone) are quite different from the older, nickel-based rechargeable batteries.

    See this linked page for a more detailed explanation; the relevant quote is, +"Lithium-ion is a very clean system and does not need priming as nickel-based batteries do. The 1st charge is no different to the 5th or the 50th charge. Stickers instructing to charge the battery for 8 hours or more for the first time may be a leftover from the nickel battery days. "+
  • iMad Richard Level 1 Level 1
    Once i needed a replacement iPhone and when he gave me it he said i should and the 'priming' you talk of is different 'priming' on lithium and it was in the instructions not a sticker
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7
    iMad Richard wrote:
    it was in the instructions


    Ahh...then you should be able to provide a page reference from the iPhone User Guide, a link to an Apple kbase article, or other Apple website link that states that, right? Please do so, for clarity.

    Personally, I suspect the person that told you that was misinformed, for the reasons I indicated above.
  • iMad Richard Level 1 Level 1
    Maybe your right but I don't think it will still be available because 1. my iPhone is 2G and 2. it was in a booklet that came with the box... but I will try
  • iMad Richard Level 1 Level 1
    Ooops am I bad... would have hoped for better from an apple guy