iPad mini iPad battery question...................

Discussion in 'iPad' started by csanchez635, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2013
    Do I unplug the iPad from its charger right when it reaches 100%? Or can I keep it plugged in while using it knowing it's already 100%?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    In an ethereal plane of existence.
    You can leave it plugged in, just don't feel the need to have it glued to the wall. It's better for the battery to get a workout now and then.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    Someone feel free to correct me if i'm wrong, but...

    I think when the icon for charging switches from lightning bolt to the plug it is letting you know that the iPad is in a trickle charge mode, which means that the iPad uses the power coming in to keep it just at 100 percent without fully charging and harming the battery.

    As far as giving your battery a workout, I agree. You should always strive to keep your iPad battery running until you get below about 50% remaining, then do a full charge overnight. While charging it after everytime you use it (ie. getting it down to 60/70/80/90%) shouldn't hurt your battery, it is best to flex its use and keep it going longer than that.

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