Does using your phone and charging it at the same time drain your battery?

Like calling and charging or surfing the Internet or texting etc

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    It is very difficult to use more charge than would be added. But the charge times will take much longer. Every action you take with your iPhone will use charge but even streaming a video will not use more charge than is added by being plugged into mains. What you will notice however will be an increased amount of waste energy (heat) on your iPhone.

    To give you an example my iPhone added 2% charge in the time it took me (connected to the Internet, whilst receiving calls) to read your question and answer it. If I was not doing any of these things it may have added 4-5%.

    • Answered by Alastair M
    • 07 21, 15