iPad Pro Charging While Using? Is it Bad for Battery?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by seasurfer, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Just wondering if it hurt the battery? Or shorten its lifespan?
  2. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    I dont see why. These batteries are pretty smart these days. They wont overcharge. However, Ive always simply used my devices unpluged and let them run down a bit then recharge. Never let it get down to zero charge but hitting 15% - 20% is just fine and helps the status indicator stay accurate.
  3. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
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  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Short answer is no. In fact, practically nothing that you're likely to do to the battery will harm it. Charging or discharging at any percentage is fine. Overcharging is not possible, and it doesn't need to be charged back to 100% each time. All of those things were issues with old Ni-Cad batteries. Lithium ion batteries don't have such flaws.
  5. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    No, absolutely not. To have to juggle something like that would be beyond annoying. Just keep it plugged in 24/7 if you want.

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