iPad How do I know when my ipad is fully charged

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FatPuppy, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    On ios 6 there was a sign like a plug or a cord in the little battery icon but on ios 7 there's just a bolt. Now when I go to lockscreen it says "98% charged" so it"s not there where I should look. How do I know when I have to unplug the ipad?
     
  2. Misskitty macrumors 6502

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    Lol When it hits 100%.

    0 is the lowest, 100% is the highest.
     
  3. Onimusha370 macrumors 6502a

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    i think 97 is the maximum iPads charge to, often when you see any number above that its just the iPad playing cruel, childish tricks on you.

    unplug at 97
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If your battery never gets to 100%, that sounds like a calibration problem. Try draining it until it shuts down then recharging it until it hopefully hits 100%.
     
  5. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    The OP is probably asking that question because the 4th Gen iPad continued to charge even at 100% yet wasn't full.

    Don't know anything about the iPad being cruel, but I charge mine until 100% (maybe a half hour later at times).
     
  6. pocketpenguin macrumors regular

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    iPads control their charging and stop charging when fully charged. If you leave it plugged in it automatically stops charging when it thinks it is full. Leaving it another half hour or 5 hours won't make a difference.

    If you never get to 100% then something is wrong. As a previous poster said, try a full discharge/recharge cycle and if the doesn't fix it, then call for warranty support.
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    If it says 100% it is fully charged. Leaving it plugged in even when its fully charged will not hurt the iPad, so just enjoy using it.
     
  8. AntnyMikal macrumors regular

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    I think the cord icon was removed in the latest update. When my Air or 5s would be completely charged before it would have the symbol. After the latest update I noticed this too, now I just leave it for 20-30 minutes after it hits 100%. Not really a big deal to me, but idk why they'd remove it either.
     
  9. rajpatel macrumors regular

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    I think the better question is how in holy hell did u acquire funds for an ipad if u don't even know what "fully charged" means. I have a sneaky suspicion ur not quite fully charged ur self


    Carry on

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    I'm not sure on this, but u don't wanna make habit of just leaving yo ipad plugged in always or even more than necessary

    Tho I am the worlds dumbest when it comes to physics, I wud guess that leaving it charged or plugged in, when full, puts unnecessary strain on battery and over long term will reduce battery life by some amount

    And anyway, would u continue to stick a bottle in a baby's mouth even after he or she full? Uncool:mad:
     
  10. hologram macrumors 6502

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    You're not very good at English, either. ;)
     
  11. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    I understood that once the battery hits 100% its stops charging and can fall to 97% before the device tops off the battery.
     
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Ignoring your first unnecessary insult, there is nothing wrong with leaving your iPad plugged in. It does not put a strain not he battery.
     
  13. micrors4racer macrumors 6502

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    Well it appears you didn't have enough funds to go to school and learn how to spell. Yet you try to berate someone's honest question when you obviously don't understand how a litium polymer charging circuit works. :rolleyes:

    To the OP: the symbol was removed in iOS7 presumably because the code was changed so that it displays 100% only when it's actually 100% unlike before when it reaches 100% it's actually not done charging that last 1%. Just change your thinking that 100% is now that indicator for full charge :cool:
     
  14. v0lume4 macrumors 65816

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    It's funny, being OCD, the lack of a "done charging" indicator has bothered me since the iOS 7 update too. :p
     
  15. mpantone, Dec 10, 2013
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    mpantone macrumors 6502

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    In iOS 7, the battery icon shows current approximate battery level. When the iDevice is plugged in, the icon goes green and a lighting bolt charging icon appears to the right of the battery icon if it is charging.

    You can toggle battery percentage under

    Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage

    Personally, I turn off the battery percentage as I find seeing the exact percentage as distracting.

    For the typical user, it really doesn't matter if the battery is 98% or 100%. The bigger difference is between 2% and 0%.

    :)
     
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  17. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    The antenna signal rises.
     
  18. JoeRito macrumors 6502

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    It will display 100%.
     
  19. multicore macrumors member

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    When the power adapter is no longer warm to the touch.
     
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  21. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You're lucky that we are on macrumors because I would have said to you some pretty bad words. First, when an idevice reaches 100% it doesn't mean it is fully charged, you have to keep it for another 20-30 minutes, on ios 6 it shows that to you with a sign in the little battery icon, something like a cord or a plug, on early ios 7 betas it would have showed you an animation for the battery. Second, I already specified some of these things in my first post. Third don't insult me cause you don't know anything about me, I really don't know why people like you feel the urge to post ironic and mean answers, do you think you can get up votes here for that? Do you want attention? Please go to facebook cause it's plenty of stupidity there, we don't need that here. Fourth, I saved money by myself to buy this ipad and I paid pretty much for a 32 gb ipad, 600 dollars to be more exact cause taxes are bigger in my country than others.
     
  22. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Don't worry about that guy, he's already shown that his "I'm from the streets so I don't care about grammar" schtick is just an affectation.

    Secondly his post was hilarious for these two contradicting lines:

    "I think the better question is how in holy hell did u acquire funds for an ipad if u don't even know what "fully charged" means"

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    "I wud guess that leaving it charged or plugged in, when full, puts unnecessary strain on battery and over long term will reduce battery life by some amount"
     

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