Charging iPad Air

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by soundklinik, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. soundklinik macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2014
    Hi All,

    what is the recommended or best way to charge my ipad?

    Usually I wait till it is discharged between 10-20% and then I plug in and do a full charge.
    However the Battery Doctor app, says that I full charge the battery too often, reducing battery health to miserly 4? (Instead of 5)

    Is that a joke?

    I am not up-to-date with the latest technology, but I thought you discharge and fully charge, NO partial charges, that count as a full charge or one cycle in battery's life.
    I don't loose any charge %-same Volts 12hours later, battery charges full in 6-8 hours and runs most of the day with audio apps...

    Should I worry?
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    With modern battery technology you can pretty do what you want - a partial discharge / charge will not count as a full charge cycle and it doesn't hurt the battery to do it.
  3. dennyod123 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2013
    Thank you! I was always wondering if I charge right. What a relief!
  4. ipos macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
    is it ok to use a 12w apple charger for ipad air 2?
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
  6. ipos macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
    wonder why apple replace the 12w charger with a 10w for ipad air 2
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Cost and weight

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