Trying to drain down battery how low do I need to go

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kevjen888, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. kevjen888 macrumors 6502

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    Before recharging it. Less than 10%? or until the iPad shuts off on its own.
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Haha, I was trying to do this today too with my Slingbox app. (It doesn't keep the iPad awake :rolleyes: ) Couldn't force it below 71%, and I don't want to have to babysit it. I'm aiming for totally dead though. That way it gets a 100% complete cycle.
     
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  4. miamijim macrumors 6502

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    I do a total drain every month.

    Most of the time I recharge from around 10%

    I am usually plugging it in around twice a week.
     
  5. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Why are you deep cycling the battery?
     
  6. kevjen888 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    see if it can help improving battery life.
     
  7. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Is your iPad new?
     
  8. kevjen888 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes. But noticed battery life deteriorating after upgrade to 4.3.1
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Deep drains shorten the lifespan of a battery, you'll actually hurt your battery more then improve its life.
     
  10. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    All you are doing is shortening the life of your battery. You battery is good for just so many cycles.

    You need to just relax and enjoy your iPad and let the battery take care of itself. Just plug it in before you sleep and you are good for the next day.

    You do sleep?:apple:
     
  11. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Please explain. I want to be educated on this
     
  12. King Luis macrumors 6502

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    if you want to extend the life of your battery, keep it plugged in. the more cycles you do on the battery, the shorter it's life becomes. doing a full cycle just to "do a deep cycle" is just using up all of the battery for no reason. think about it this way... every time you recharge the battery, it doesn't charge all the way back to where it was last time you charged it but a little less. of course they are improving on this every time they come out with newer battery tech.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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  14. FinalCutJay macrumors member

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    I don't think this is correct and in my own experiences keeping a mobile device plugged in still results in reduced battery life. I used my ibook plugged in for the better portion of the machines life and when I did unplug it, it didn't hold a charge for very long despite having a low number of charge cycles.

    Keeping your device plugged in all the time will not extend the life of your battery. The charge it holds will still deteriorate overtime.
     

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