I'm the first to admit I'm no techie.
And I'm only blonde to the roots.
But when I was reading about Karl getting his new iPhone, I had a forehead slap blonde moment.
In part from his post:
“You’ll want to calibrate your battery,” said the dude.
“Calibrate it?” What the fuck? “What do you mean?” I’m picturing opening my iPhone and hooking it up to a voltage meter with black and red leads, maybe an oscilloscope to check the frequency and make sure I’ve got a nice wave pattern on it or something.
“You use the phone until it’s completely dead,” says the dude, “then charge it up fully, use it AGAIN till it’s dead, charge it up fully, and you’re good to go.”
Oh. That. I thought that was called training your battery’s memory. Because, you know, rechargeable batteries DO have memories. If you’re one of those people that routinely slaps your phone on the charger when it’s down to a half-charge then you’re going to seriously shorten your battery’s lifespan. Seriously.
Ahhhh, so that's why my battery never seems to hold a charge. I routinely slap it in the charger to "top it off".
I'll be letting it run down from now on, so if in the middle of our conversation we disconnect, I didn't hang up on you ...I'm calibrating. (sexy,eh?)