Anyone else charge their iPads 24/7?

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  1. digitalcuriosity macrumors 6502

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    My iPads and Samsung tablets never leave my homeiI have an iPad2 been on charge 24/7 over eight years my iPad4 over seven years, two Samsung tablets both on 24/7 seven years my MacPro on charge around eight years, i now have my new iPadPro on charge 24/7 .
    Does anyone else charge their iPads 24/7?
     
  2. canuckRus macrumors 6502a

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    Yes! iPad 3 & iPad Mini4 majority of the time.
     
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    Same, if that. My iPad usage is so low that sometimes I feel like even buying the basic 2017 model was a waste of money.
     
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    At home I have two iPads, I use them around the house and just lay them down randomly when not in use, either on the nightstand or coffee table. I put them on the charger overnight whenever either of them get their battery down to around 30%, give or take. At work it's different, I own a business and have three iPads there that I use as kiosks for customers and those are attached to stands and kept attached to power full time.
     
  7. digitalcuriosity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I receive alerts for weather traffic and local crime reports, they pop up on my iPads and iPhone, so my iPads are always on duty 24/7.
     
  8. nburwell macrumors 601

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    Same. I only charge when needed, which is generally about once or twice a week depending on my usage.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Only time my iPad is rebooted is when it updates. Mine has been on 24/7 since introduction!
     
  10. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    Add me to the list of only charged when necessary..
     
  11. digitalcuriosity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The iPad can’t be over charged charger shuts off before over charging.
     
  12. Synergie macrumors 6502a

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    My IPP 12.9 sits on a Logi Base charging dock when at home so yeah, it’s always charging unless I take it out somewhere.
     
  13. muzzy996 macrumors 6502

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    I top mine off nightly. It stays off of the charger from 5am until 11pm daily.
     
  14. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    My 12 inch ipad pro is on charge 24/7 as well. I treat it as a desk top lap top.

    The only times it isnt on charge is when i’m either around the house taking phots, or laying in bed browsing it.
     
  15. Kal-037 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, if they are on all the time, but lately I've had my mini 4 off for the past month as it's use case is essentially nothing with the new Xs Max and iMac I got. I am hoping we get an October announcement and iPad Pro refresh so I can go back to a bigger lighter screen and work on my art, but for now I will wait and see. *I want to say I bet we will get an iPad update, but I want it to happen so the universe will not allow it, therefore making Tim Cook decide to say: "Let's wait until Spring 2019 everyone... just cause." lol :(

    But Back to topic, if I am using my iPad more than 6-7 times a week I keep them on and charged. I will disconnect every once and a while to keep the atoms moving in the battery, but it isn't absolutely necessary to let it go down to 20% battery as having it drop to 80% is enough to keep the atoms moving and the battery healthy. I discharge it to 80% maybe every 6-7 months.
     
  16. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    I carry at least one iPad with me all the time and I hate having cables dangling when I'm actually using my devices so nope. I do leave them to charge overnight, though.

    The phone however, I either forget to charge or forget to unplug during weekends.
     
  17. Acronyc macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad use is pretty much only on the weekend, and I leave it off the charger in airplane mode most of the time. I think I only charge it a few times a month, once I notice it is below 50%.
     
  18. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Never charge everyday but guess depends on usage
     
  19. gnomeisland macrumors 6502a

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    Not trying to troll but why a tablet? And why so many, if they are plugged and stationary all the time? I understand for kiosks but these sound like home use.
     

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