USING THE IS DOCKING STATION TO MULTI-TASK WIILL IT DAMAGE THE BATTERY IN THE PHONE (CHARGING AND LISTEN TO MUSIC AT THE SAME TIME)
- Asked by Gloria C from San Francisco
- Feb 7, 2011
Apple iPhone 4 Dock
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1 Answer from the Community
Damage to Li-Poly batteries pretty much only occurs if charging while hot. Listening to music should not make the phone hot. Using the GPS with some 3D mapping apps sometimes makes it warm, especially if left in one's pocket (since the GPS, phone radio, 3d 'card' and cpu are all using power, at the same time the battery is giving off some heat).
Since the phone is docked in an upright manner, it has good ventilation, it should not get hot enough to matter.
Note that Li-Poly batteries have a service life even if never used. So you may as well enjoy the device while you have it, and expect to replace the battery every 5-6 years :-p if you've not moved on in that time.
- Answered by Tobias H from Troy
- Feb 14, 2011