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charging iphone the first time

59723 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 17, 2009 4:52 PM by dreydey RSS
ShellyR Calculating status...
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Aug 11, 2009 6:10 PM
How long do you have to charge iphone the first time when you receive it? Is there any kind of indicator light that it's charging?
iPhone OS 3.0.1
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,160 points)
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    Aug 11, 2009 6:21 PM (in response to ShellyR)
    There is no set time - the battery should be close to fully charged the first time you power the iPhone on.

    If you connect an iPhone that is powered off to a power source, the iPhone will power on.

    Check this link.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/how-to/#basics.charging-the-battery
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  • dodger _rn Calculating status...
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    Aug 17, 2009 1:59 PM (in response to ShellyR)
    the iphone screen will show a battery pic on the screen, the recommended charge for a new iphone is about 12 hours, then completely drain the battery though normal use then charge the battery again until the battery icon is full then you will be fine after this initial charge you can charge it whenever you want
    just dont keep the iphone on charge for long periods of time 1- the battery will be ruined 2- the iphone itself will get warm
    macbook (alu) 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.6), macbook pro 2.1GHz iphone dev 3.1 iphone 3G 3.0.1, 3Gs 3.0.1
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,160 points)
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    Aug 17, 2009 2:06 PM (in response to dodger _rn)
    the recommended charge for a new iphone is about 12 hours, then completely drain the battery though normal use then charge the battery again until the battery icon is full then you will be fine after this initial charge you can charge it whenever you want


    Do you have a link where this is provided by Apple as a recommendation?

    just dont keep the iphone on charge for long periods of time 1- the battery will be ruined 2- the iphone itself will get warm


    Once the battery is completely charged, charging stops while the iPhone remains connected to a power source. I connect my iPhone to a power source at night before going to bed and leave it connected so I begin each day with a fully charged battery. This has not and is not ruining the battery.
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  • dreydey Calculating status...
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    Aug 17, 2009 4:52 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)
    when i got mine out of the box i thought it was weird cause every other iphone i have bought the battery came almost fully charged but this one i got, when i turned it on it said the 20% warning took a while for me to charge
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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