Charging iPad for the first time

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tonedef407, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. tonedef407 macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2009
    Do I need to do anything special like run the battery all the way down or can I just plug in and charge?. I am at 50% right now and was going to plug it up.
  2. phillyred79 macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    In theory it shouldn't matter... So do what you feel sanely with! :D
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Just charge it the battery has no memory. But every once In a while allow it to go flat to calibrate your ipad.
  4. Diversion macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I ran my iPad down until it shut down on me and let it charge all night long. My iPad came with about a 97% charge out of the box and I got over 12 hours of heavy usage... This thing has a real runtime compared to anything else vie used. I'd also recommend running it dead at least 3 times to properly condition the li-ion batteries. Although there's evidence that it doesn't matter if you condition or not.. Meaning there's no way to improve or condition at all. I'd just rather play it safe and cycle it from 100% to shut down 3 times.

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