First time using iPad

serkan

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Hello there,

I am currently thinking about getting the latest 9.7inch iPad Pro and I am curious one thing.

What do I have to do after I unbox and set up the iPad. Do I have the plug in and fill the battery first to full or just use it and drain it all and plug ?

Or any other advice to take most of it ?

I am planning to take my contacts from icloud with my mails and some apps for the first day.

Thanx for advices...
 

garirry

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No, that's not necessary, just use it unplugged and plug it in later to charge it fully. Just don't let the battery get TOO low.

As a general tip, on lithium batteries, you can charge the battery any time and it won't hurt, even if you charge it while it's on 90%. If you let it plugged it while it's charged, it won't cause any problems as well, in fact, the battery won't be used so it's a better choice to have it plugged in when you can. I'd say avoid getting the battery too low still and charge it at least once a month or something.
 

serkan

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Menlo Park,California
No, that's not necessary, just use it unplugged and plug it in later to charge it fully. Just don't let the battery get TOO low.

As a general tip, on lithium batteries, you can charge the battery any time and it won't hurt, even if you charge it while it's on 90%. If you let it plugged it while it's charged, it won't cause any problems as well, in fact, the battery won't be used so it's a better choice to have it plugged in when you can. I'd say avoid getting the battery too low still and charge it at least once a month or something.
Thank you very much for the tip. No matter how I know what to do, every new product creates stress on this subject :D
 

joeblow7777

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Contrary to many misconceptions, there's not really a right or wrong why to charge mobile devices with modern lithium ion or lithium polymer batteries. Plug it in when you want/need to for as long as you want/need to. Nothing you do is likely to cause noticeable harm to the battery.
 

xraydoc

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Thank you very much for the tip. No matter how I know what to do, every new product creates stress on this subject :D
The iPad will likely be around 60-75% charged out of the box. The modern battery in the iPad can be charged and topped off however you wish. I probably advise daily deep discharge (running it down to zero) and full charge cycles, but otherwise I honestly wouldn't give it any thought.

I charge my Apple iDevices any time I think of it, even topping them off to 100% a once or twice a day and, while I don't keep most more than 2-3 years, the batteries have all held up quite well.
 
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