Fully charge/drain new batteries for max life?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by krause734, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. krause734 macrumors 6502

    krause734

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    I remember being told a long time ago to fully charge phones and fully drain them for the first cycle. Is this still a good thing to do with electronics such as a new iPad or laptop to maximize battery life?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Apple's own iPad battery page

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    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
    The F.A.Q. includes the following topics:
    • BATTERY INFORMATION
    • BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE
    • AC POWER
    • CALIBRATION
    • BATTERY LIFESPAN
    • CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH
    • CHARGING
    • WHAT IS A CYCLE?
    • BATTERIES ARE NOT COVERED
    • BULGING OR SWELLING BATTERY


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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    "Maximizing battery life" is tilting at windmills. Use your iPad how you want to. All batteries degrade over time, and you will never know if your battery lasts longer because of the time you spend trying to maintain it.
     

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