How often do you charge?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sluggozmom, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. sluggozmom macrumors 6502

    sluggozmom

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    I understand you should calibrate once a month, but I was wondering how far you all let it drop in the meantime

    Do you charge your iPad every night no matter what the percentage is...
    ...or what level do you wait for it to hit before you do put it on the charger?
     
  2. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    if its below about 20% i'll stick it on charge over night or while I'm at work.
     
  3. Timoke6 macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted

    Once every 2 days, it's almost always under 20% by that time.
     
  4. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    No particular time for charging. Running it down to 20% before charging will not do less hard than recharging at 70%. I have never done the monthly calibration thing on nay of my 3 iPads or iPhones and all have worked perfectly!

    Just charge when you want and relax!:)
     
  5. mcl macrumors regular

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  6. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    whenever.

    Could prob. go 3-4 days before charging with daily use.
     
  7. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

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    Every Sunday. Battery is usually at 20% - + by then.
     
  8. bmat macrumors 6502

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  9. David Menzel macrumors member

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    Every 2 days but I'm still hoping that my battery will improve its performance a little bit.
     
  10. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I plug it in every night, but it's usually at about 80%, so I could go another few days if I wanted to. Just easier to remember to plug it and the iPhone in every night.
     
  11. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Nightly, whether it needs it or not. Same for iPhone. Occasionally on a Sat or Sun I can wear that battery down to 30% or so, but during the week I'm rarely below 85% when I put it on the charger.

    Could probably do to skip 2 nights, but I like my gadgets topped off.
     
  12. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Here's absolutely everything you need to know.

    Apple has the best info on their site of nearly any manufacturer.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html
     
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  14. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Whenever it gets in the low 60% range. Usually that is every 2-3 days. I use my iPad about 2 hours a day, mostly w/ WiFi not LTE, and @ low to mid brightness for reference.
     
  15. ZhenyaF macrumors 6502

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    Usually when I go below 20% or if I know that I have to use it the next day, I will charge it overnight regardless of the battery left.
     
  16. ninaco macrumors 6502

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    I've gotten into the habit of charging every night. It's not necessary, though. I could easily go two days on a charge.
     
  17. Fudd macrumors member

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    I alternate between the iphone and ipad every night so once every two days.
     
  18. akdj macrumors 65816

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    I'm using my iPad (3) anywhere from 3-6 hours a day...I use it often for my business. Usually, in the evening before bed I've still got over 50% juice left...my business is audio and video production. So using the iPad for video cuts, playback, and audio sample sharing between producers and engineers tends to be pretty lenient on the battery. I tend to charge each night while asleep for a 100% charge in the morning. I have yet to run it down to "0"--and I've owned each iteration of the pad:)

    Jer

    I do, however, carry a Mophie charge pack with a 4000 ma/h (?) battery--so it will charge my iPhone twice---or give me about an 8% charge on the new iPad...LOL...just figured that out while responding. These are BIG batteries in the new iPad--I think a bit bigger than my 11" air? WoW!
     
  19. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Pretty much the same for me. I keep the percentage turned off, seeing it drop drives me crazy. :)
     
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  24. Navdakilla macrumors 65816

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    Usually every 4-5 days, I don't use the iPad THAT much

    anytime I get under 10% I make it fully drain and then fully charge it.
    Is doing that bad? Like should I be doing that only around once a month?
    or every week or two also acceptable?
     
  25. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Every night. It's usually between 20-60% before charging.

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    Supposedly, it's not ideal to fully drain Li-ion batteries frequently. When you fully drain the battery per Apple's suggestion, you are just calibrating the battery meter on the device (iPad, MBP, etc) and not really conditioning the battery itself. So I wouldn't do it frequently. I've only fully drained when the battery meter seems off; and to be honest I've only done it every 3-4 months and have no issues at all.
     

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