Charging iPad Air

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

  1. soundklinik macrumors member

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    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.

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    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

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

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

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    Yes
     
  6. ipos macrumors 6502a

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    thanks!
    wonder why apple replace the 12w charger with a 10w for ipad air 2
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Cost and weight
     

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