Battery best practices to prolong life

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jackc, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. jackc macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    I know this is discussed in many places, but it's still hard to get definitive answers -- for those of you who are knowledgable, is it better to top off your battery frequently whenever you have a chance, let it run down most of the way (I know you don't want to drain it completely on a regular basis), or just part of the way?

    I don't obsess about getting the absolute max battery life, but if it's not much of a cost in convenience, obviously I'd like to prolong its life. Especially since the new iPad is basically one big mega-battery.
  2. Dukat macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2012
    Everyone has their own opinion, but from all I've read the Li-ions we use work best topped off. Once a month or 2 you can run them to 0 and then charge to full to calibrate your device so it more accurately displays battery charge.

    I keep my devices plugged in whenever I'm at my desk and have never had a battery issue.
  3. iAmYou macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    Everyone may have their own opinion. However there is only one correct way.
    Use it and charge it. lio-ion batteries prefer shallow charges asmopposed to deep.

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