First Charge on an iDevice

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

  1. Explicit Content macrumors member

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    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.

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    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 P6

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    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

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    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

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    Thank you
     
  6. ron7624 Contributor

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    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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