iPad Do you charge your iPads with a case on?

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  1. Ev0d3vil macrumors 6502

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    as above......... Will it cause the battery to degrade faster with the heat trapped?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I never take my case off, I don't find the heat to be an issue.
     
  3. Pjrufus macrumors 6502

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    If I had to charge my iPad with the case off, the case would never be on. I seem to have it on the charger more than off.

    I think my iPad2 had a much longer battery life, but Air 2 is too new (3 days) to be certain. I use mine in the car for work, and GPS does use a lot of battery juice, but after two days use in the car, I think the Air 2 battery drains twice as fast as my old one did. My point being, I need the case on, and I need it plugged in whenever possible too.
     
  4. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely ON. My Kavaj case is relatively easy to remove, however my Air never gets so hot while charging that I am ever concerned.

    I also agree with poster above: if I had to remove my case for charging, I would not have a case on in the first place.
     
  5. Max(IT) Suspended

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    First time I think about that :eek:
    I'm using Apple's smart case (expensive as hell but cute) and charge it with the case. It doesn't heat up much during charging btw.
     
  6. iPadDad macrumors 6502

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  7. jks2014 macrumors newbie

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    usually i will only remove the case when i want to get a new case
     
  8. Q-Dog macrumors 6502

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  9. newellj macrumors 601

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    Yes, but I will admit that I usually turn it back up (face down) so that the heat from recharging has a slightly better chance to dissipate. I'm sure it has a bigger effect on my head than it does on the battery, though. ;)
     
  10. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    Never.

    When charging, I remove the case and place the iPad in a cool bath. The toughest part is finding a lightning cable long enough to reach the middle of the tub.

    BJ
     
  11. Sprintina macrumors member

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    No for both my iPads (& the mini has a smart cover not a case). That's why most cases have cut-outs for the charging cables.

    I expect if someone is doing heavy gaming, then that might be a reason to take the case off.
     
  12. EdMan macrumors 6502

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    Haven't put my Air 2 in a case yet but my old iPad 3 never came out of the case.
     

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