How often do you charge your iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sootie, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. sootie macrumors member

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    I'm just worried that since it takes its only rated to about 500 charge cycles (don't quote me) that charging daily will shorten the battery's life. I a daily charge average amongst most?
     
  2. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I plug mine in every night. Have done so since the original iPad.
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I only need 365 cycles until the launch of the new new iPad. :p

    I charge nightly btw. A cycle is from 0 to 100. If you recharge it twice from 50 to 100, that counts as one cycle.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html
     
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  8. sootie thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok great then I'm not over using. Thanks guys
     
  9. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    Poster said up above, a cycle is from 100 - 0. I definitely don't use 100% of my battery every day, on a good day I would say maybe 50%, so I would personally get around 1,000 charges.
     
  10. Justin Luck macrumors regular

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    Do you think it is good practice to drain it all the way to zero every time before recharging or is charging nightly regardless its current charge safe to do?
     
  11. xraytech macrumors 68030

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    Four words

    Charge
    Every
    Night
    Regardless
     
  12. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    You bought it to use it. Charge it when it needs it.
     
  13. falcora macrumors 6502

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    That's what I do, I'd rather have more than enough power instead of not enough.
     
  14. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    You will get different points of view on whether or not you should let the battery drain to 0 once in a while. Personally I will let it drain to 0 around once a month in order to calibrate the battery. 95% of the time I will just charge it every night once I am done using it.
     
  15. pdawg macrumors regular

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    This.
     
  16. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    This does not calibrate the battery, it calibrates the percent charged display. It's actually harder on the battery than constantly topping it up and if done often will shorten the battery life. This "shock" to the battery stresses it more than topping up often from a partial charge.
     
  17. xraytech macrumors 68030

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    He makes a good point. It's the power management that gets calibrated to the battery.
     
  18. scriptlol macrumors member

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    I charge it overnight whenever it gets to about 30 or 40. I occasionally do it in the middle of the day if I know im going to need more juice that night. I end up charging it every 3 days or so.
     
  19. bobright macrumors 601

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    It's good practice to let it drain at least once a month though for a healthy battery.
     
  20. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    Right here!! Personally, I charge every 2-3 days, whenever it fully drains or gets below 10%.
     
  21. identity macrumors 6502

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    I've only charged once so far when I let it run until it shuts itself off. Charged it until it was 45% then took it off to use around town shopping and stuff. It's at 21% as I type and I'll charge it before I sleep. I'll charge it nightly unless it's over 50% or no school night.
     

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