Quick Question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Ciara70, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Ciara70 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012

    I am charging my replacement IP3 today for the first time after a complete discharge. While it was charging the power cord became disconnected for about 5-10 minutes I quickly reconnected it to complete it's first charge.

    Is this something I should be concerned about or is it not an issue???

    Thank you as always,
  2. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    Not an issue. But don't make discharging it fully a habit. Today's batteries don't need it, and doing so frequently can shorten their lifespan. Apple recommends doing so once a month o calibrate the battery meter. But don't drain it all the way too,uh if you can help it.
  3. Ciara70 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    Thanks TWM - That's good news.... By discharging it 100% this time should I have any concerns??

    What would be a sugguested % to drain the battery to before recharging moving foward?

    Thanks again,
  4. guineapig macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011
    Also, modern batteries don't need the first full charge. Over a number of cycles of charge/discharge, the batteries reach their full potential.
    This might be useful ;)
  5. Want300 macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
    I usually recharge my iPad when it gets to around 30(ish)%... or if I know I will require a full charge like when I travel
  6. SunnyStudioNeo macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2011
    I never fully charge or discharge, batteries still work fine. Modern batteries don't need to do full charges. What could have influence is the manufacturing variance.

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