First Charge on an iDevice

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Explicit Content, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Explicit Content macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Do you use your brand new iDevices directly or charge them 10-15 hours on the first charge?

    What is current opinion for this?

    Thank you.
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    There's no way I'd wait 15 hours before using a new gadget :) It gets setup immediately and I use it
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Charging it for 15 hours is crazy! Why do that when it will be charged fully in a hours or so?

    When I took mine out of the box it had like 70% and I just used it and charged it that night while sleeping.

    Do not let the battery and charging interfere with your enjoyment of the device , just use it and charge when you want to do so. No need to dwell on the battery or charging.
  4. Swiss-G macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    It's not necessary to charge 10-15 hours when first used. Unlike common Ni-CD or Ni-MH batteries, most lithium ion batteries are activated before leaving the factory. Due to their low self-discharge, it’s unnecessary to charge lithium ion batteries for such a long time when new. Lithium ion batteries are ready for use when the charger indicates so, and they will reach their best capacity after 3 or 5 cycles.
  5. Explicit Content thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Thank you
  6. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    Most iDevices I receive have about 80 on them anyway. I just start using them and then charge overnight. These batteries can't be hurt from what I've read.

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