Do you leave your iPad plugged in while you work?

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  1. aevan macrumors 68000

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    In one other thread I mentioned that when I work on my desk, I keep my 12.9" iPad plugged in. I was wondering if anyone else did that? And also - do you think that can be detrimental or beneficial to battery health?
     
  2. IPadNParadise macrumors 6502

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    With my usage, i charge my battery overnight on avg every other night, sometimes I get 2 days usage before having to charge. Otherwise I dont worry about it. If I had to charge during day 1 of usage due to what I was doing drained battery faster, I would and still not worry about battery health
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    No, because I mostly use my iPad away from my desk.
     
  4. yang88she macrumors regular

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    nope, after 2-3 day usage, and battery % drop below 30 for me
     
  5. ABC5S Suspended

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    Yes, most of the time I just leave it plugged in. I never worry about the battery. I usually buy a new iPad two years later
     
  6. seadragon Contributor

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    I leave mine plugged in while at my desk. As a result I never need to charge it at home.
     
  7. kazmac macrumors 601

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    Only when the battery is charging and I need to use it.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Seldom use mine while plugged in. Just put it on the charger while sleeping and it is ready for another day.
     
  9. c14nhl macrumors 6502

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    I use mine at my office desk daily and have never plugged it in to charge.

    I charge overnight, every night, so get to the office with 100%.
     
  10. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes I do,if I work near my charger,otherwise not.
     
  11. rwp macrumors member

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    I use my IPP all day every day as my primary computer, at work and at home, and only plug it in before bed each night. One of the things I love about it is the spectacular battery life and not being tethered to an outlet.
     
  12. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    Days I’m at my office it is plugged in, days I’m away both are down to 20% at the end of the day.
    Night they are always plugged in.

    I noticed when I leave my 12.9 at my desk for a few days, plugged in, it doesn’t charge any higher them 94%-96% that is specially done to prevent deterioration of the battery.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Same. Any time at my desk or wherever it's stationed, I leave it charging, as I may not return until the next day to charge it. But I do make time to leave it off the charger to not be charging all the time.
     
  14. asv56kx3088 macrumors 6502

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    I have the complete opposite way of doing it. When I'm not home (I don't bring my iPad out), I leave it plugged in until I return home to use it again.
     
  15. badmojo69 macrumors member

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    Nope. I do carry a battery pack with me just in case, but no I don't plug in at work all of our plugs are under the desk and I'm not getting on the floor to plug crap in or buying two charging cables for home and work.
     
  16. aevan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The battery is good, but use something demanding like Procreate and it will quickly drop to 4-5 hours of an 8 hour work day :)
     
  17. throAU macrumors 601

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    If i am at my desk and it is convenient: yes.

    I'd rather have maximum battery for when i use it away from my desk.
     
  18. Atomic77 macrumors member

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    I only plug in when it needs to be charged. Or at the end of the day or especially when the battery is low.
     
  19. Coxy macrumors member

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    I use my 12.9 as another screen via Duet and as such it is plugged in to my MacBook pro via USB all day. This usually means it stays around 90-100% and is ready for the road at a moments notice!
     
  20. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    My iPad doesn’t do anywhere near my place of work. The iPad lives at home and comes with me when I go on holiday.
     
  21. Sunshoopa macrumors regular

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    I just plug it in when I sleep. Rarely I’ll charge it otherwise. If it’s like 70% at the end of the day, I won’t charge it though.
     
  22. Booji macrumors 6502a

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    I do if it is convenient - but most times no
     
  23. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    Rarely. I don't see the point of having an iPad if it's always tethered to a charger. My 10.5" Pro is averaging higher than the advertised 10 hours of battery life. There is no need to leave it on the charger 24/7.
     
  24. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    No. Always use it untethered. It's uncomfortable to use the way the cable sticks out and I'm also afraid I'll make a dumb move and snap off the connector.
     
  25. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Yep, pretty much if Im sitting at my desk or near a charger, I will just leave it charging regardless of percentage
     

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