Ipad 2 battery question...

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  1. ronaldmcdonald macrumors member

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    Based on what I've been reading, it seems that Apple recommends we discharge the battery once a month to keep the meter accurate...But what I couldn't find the answer to was how far do they mean? Keep it going until it auto shuts off or just recharge it once its close to 2-3% of battery life remaining?
     
  2. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Run it all the way down.

    "For proper reporting of the battery’s state of charge, be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down)."

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html

    They really should sticky a thread like this.
     
  3. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    That doesn't really answer his question.
     
  4. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Question:
    "Keep it going until it auto shuts off or just recharge it once its close to 2-3% of battery life remaining?"

    Answer:
    "completely running it down"

    How does it not answer the question?
     
  5. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Because he asked whether completely running it down means "Keep it going until it auto shuts off or just recharge it once its close to 2-3% of battery life remaining?"

    An answer would have been "keep it going until it reaches 1%" or whatever. He didn't need to be referred back to the same vague Apple source where he obviously already came from. Another answer could have been "I don't know" which is apparently the case.
     
  6. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    "COMPLETELY RUNNING IT DOWN."

    How do you interpret that?

    Does it say charge when it is almost empty, or when it's at 10%?
     
  7. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    It says neither of those things. Nor does it say run it until it's dead. I can list 10 things that it doesn't say. It could mean run it until it says the battery is low, which is 10%, it could mean run it until 5%, or 3% or 1%. To just regurgitate "completely running it down" gave no additional guidance to the OP that he didn't already have. If you had nothing to add, then a good option is say nothing.
     
  8. Jimbogiant macrumors member

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    For the sake of clarity for OP, "completely running it down" = letting it turn itself off for lack of power. Just play on it til it dies ;)
     
  9. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Now THAT'S an answer. :)
     
  10. NebulaClash macrumors 68000

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    So were the earlier answers, as long as you understand what the word "completely" means.
     
  11. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    You should follow your own advice there. As miamialley stated, completely running it down is totally unambiguous.
    That's not completely run down now is it?,
    Again, >1% is not complete.

    Not sure why you're being so combative...
     
  12. rever3nce macrumors 6502a

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    LMAO i sware some people man. there are plenty of links out there and yes it should be sticky ... and "running it down" does make sense and answers the question!
     
  13. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    If you thought that extra clarification would be helpful you could have just stated it yourself. Rather than being obnoxious.
     

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