Pro 9.7 Charging While Using/On Idle

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I'm thinking to get an iPad Pro this summer. It'll be my main device for media, games, surfing web and mostly drawing. I'll use it quite much everyday. I'm hearing that charging time is 4 hrs from 0 to 100. Are there any ways to make it quicker? I know the 12.9 has the quick charging option through additional accessories, but I don't wanna go up to the price that I can instead buy a rMBP. And one more question, can it charge while using it on around 50% brightness?
 

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you can charge and use any ipad with any settings at the same time. different settings just effect the charging times, but as mentioned, you can charge and use together. my pro is constantly plugged into the mains 24/7 and in constant use too.
 

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Also the 9.7 does not allow the quick charge feature. Charging while using the device will be slow.

The battery last a good while and should get most through a day unless your stay on it all day long.
 

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you can charge and use any ipad with any settings at the same time. different settings just effect the charging times, but as mentioned, you can charge and use together. my pro is constantly plugged into the mains 24/7 and in constant use too.
It's okay unless it discharges while plugged in because I'm using it. I don't want it to happen.

Also the 9.7 does not allow the quick charge feature. Charging while using the device will be slow.

The battery last a good while and should get most through a day unless your stay on it all day long.
I think I'll use it at least 9-10 hrs a day. Will using while plugged in hinder the battery life in the future? I use my phone while plugged in quite much, but the screen time barely dropped 30mins. I don't want to kill the battery of iPad Pro by like 2-3 hrs usage if that's the chase when used while plugged.
 

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I think I'll use it at least 9-10 hrs a day. Will using while plugged in hinder the battery life in the future? I use my phone while plugged in quite much, but the screen time barely dropped 30mins. I don't want to kill the battery of iPad Pro by like 2-3 hrs usage if that's the chase when used while plugged.
It will save your battery from cycles which does wear the battery out over a long time. Leaving it plugged in will not hurt but I would, one a month, unplug it close to the end of the day and then let it charge to full while sleeping just to exercise the battery. Your iPad and battery will be just fine, ENJOY!
 

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It will save your battery from cycles which does wear the battery out over a long time. Leaving it plugged in will not hurt but I would, one a month, unplug it close to the end of the day and then let it charge to full while sleeping just to exercise the battery. Your iPad and battery will be just fine, ENJOY!
But with laptops, when always used plugged, the unplugged battery life wears down pretty quickly. Is it not the case with tablets and phones?
 

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But with laptops, when always used plugged, the unplugged battery life wears down pretty quickly. Is it not the case with tablets and phones?
L-Ion batteries wear down from number of cycles. I think you are thinking of the old NiCad technology batteries and your iPad battery will be just fine if you use your device plugged in.

If you do not believe me get on Google and it will explain.
 

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L-Ion batteries wear down from number of cycles. I think you are thinking of the old NiCad technology batteries and your iPad battery will be just fine if you use your device plugged in.

If you do not believe me get on Google and it will explain.
That's what my dad keeps telling me; don't use your devices while plugged in. Well, now I can use them happily ^^ Thanks for enlightening me with this wonderful information ^^
 

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That's what my dad keeps telling me; don't use your devices while plugged in. Well, now I can use them happily ^^ Thanks for enlightening me with this wonderful information ^^
You Dad likely remembers having an older device with older battery technology. No so with Apple devices. You will be fine, enjoy and do not worry about your batteries, Apple has built the technology into your device so that it will last a very long time.
 
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spesifikbrush

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You Dad likely remembers having an older device with older battery technology. No so with Apple devices. You will be fine, enjoy and do not worry about your batteries, Apple has built the technology into your device so that it will last a very long time.
Thanks again ^^
 

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It will not harm anything it is just telling you that your 12.9 is using more wattage than the charger can produce. I did not see that on my 12.9 iPP but I did not run the screen at 100%.
I told him it's possible to drain battery while charging because he said it can't
 
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