Is there a "proper way" to charge a iPad??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Billy95Tech, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Billy95Tech Suspended

    Apr 18, 2014
    I really don't know what is the proper way to charge a iPad??

    Can someone tell me the "proper way" to charge a iPad please?? I heard with Android tablets if you let the battery under about 20, 15, 10, 5% of charge it will affect the battery badly and will have bad battery problems and don't hold the charge that good which it is bad so I really really hope it is NOT the case with iPads!!

    Is there a "proper way" to charge a iPad?? I really don't know or not too sure what is the "proper way", right way to charge iPads.....

    I have an iPad Air 2 and I let the battery go down to 5% of charge before I charge it again to 100% every time. :)
  2. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
  3. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    I am here => [•]
    1. Use iPad
    2. Charge iPad
    3. Go to 1
  4. bufffilm, Jan 23, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016

    bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    You should avoid doing this on a regular basis unless this happpens every day "naturally" meaning you're a very heavy user eg. you let it charge overnight, use the ipad during the day, and when you plug it again that night, the charge left is 5%.

    generally, it's better to top off the battery each night or charge it when the level dips no lower than 45-50%. deep discharges put more stress on the battery and will shorten the life.

    my ipad2 was purchased in May 2011 and I still get 10.5-11 hours of runtime to this day by doing this. I was doing a deep discharge every 2-3 months in the first 2 years but have changed this frequency to 1-2 times a year.
  5. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    It doesn't matter if it's an iPad or an Android tablet, most of the tips for how to properly charge a device are based on old battery technology. Modern batteries can pretty much be charged and discharged how and whenever you want. Battery capacity will naturally diminish over time no matter what you do, but that should take years before it even starts to become noticeable. Chances are you will be ready to replace your device for other reasons before battery decline becomes an issue. Don't worry about it.
  6. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    If you have an AppleCare then don't worry about battery dying Apple will be glad to replace it for you.
  7. Billy95Tech thread starter Suspended

    Apr 18, 2014
  8. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    Just use it and charge it when you need to. All these methods on how to charge might help. But the difference is so insignificant it's not worth the effort.

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