Remote only charges to 99%

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  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 68000

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    Charged my remote for a number of hours today and it only charged up to 99%. Rebooted the ATV and still only at 99%. Is this some bug?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Battery percentages on any device are always approximations, not absolutes
     
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  4. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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    I see bugs like this sometimes. Most likely harmless.

    If it bothers you, usually draining the device until the battery is completely dead, then charging without taking it off the charger until completely charged fixes it.
     
  5. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    IF you don't leave it on the charger for 14 days and not use it it won't ever reach 100%. You can't use it while its charging that last 1% also. You must do this ever month so you get to use your appletv only 2 weeks out of the month.
     
  6. JBGoode macrumors 6502

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    A charge lasts forever so does it even matter? Not a question even worth asking imo. I haven’t charged mine in weeks and it’s still over 50%.
     
  7. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    my post was a joke if you are confusing it with being real. it doesn't matter
     
  8. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  9. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68020

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    Noticed the same thing with mine. Went away after unplugging and plugging it in again.
     
  10. cynics macrumors G4

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    This is something you'll notice with devices that use small batteries if the manufacturer didn't program 100% to persist longer.

    The remote will charge up, stop charging, drain a bit and then eventually start again. Since the battery is 410 mAh it only needs to drop 4.1 mAh to read 99%. Like mentioned, unplugging it and plugging it back in will sometimes restart the charging and get you to 100%.

    On devices like laptops, smartphones, and most anything with charging circuitry and software to display battery % manufacturers will program 100% for a larger mAh drop. Using my MBP for example.

    Screen Shot 2019-08-10 at 6.30.15 AM.png

    It says fully charged, meter reads 100% however if you do the math the battery is actually at 97%.
     
  11. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    I wouldn't worry about that 1%

    when any Apple battery starts to be in-sufficient like "only charges to 85%" i would start to worry. Battery don't maintain 100% ever.. They do loose charge at some stage in a lifetime as well battery icons can never be approximate due to software variances/checks... (I think) etc..

    You'd find this happening more with battery that's been in use longer than a brand new one.
     
  12. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It says 100% know. My ATV 4 is only a year old.
     

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