All iPads Using iPad whilst charging

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jondunford, Dec 21, 2013.

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do you use your iPad whilst charging

  1. i use my iPad whilst plugged in whevever possible

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    29.7%
  2. i only use it plugged in when it needs charging

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    70.3%
  1. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    i find with a laptop i used it plugged in whenever possible, but with an iPad it's the opposite, i will sit next to a mains socket unplugged unless it needs charging
     
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    ok thanks.
     
  3. jondunford thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry for being curious as to how other people tend to use their iPads?

    If you don't share the interest why don't you get off this thread and post something constructive on a thread with a topic you are interested in. Or did you want me to flame you for all your interests that I don't share?
     
  4. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    In my opinion using it plugged in some what defeats the purpose of the iPad. I use it as more or a portable device. If I was going to use something at my desk I would probably use my Mac Mini.

    I generally only plug mine in when it gets down below 20%. I usually charge it over night and use it again the next day.

    There have been rare occasions when I have it on a stand next to my monitor while working to watch Netflix but that's about it.
     
  5. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Sofa + very long cable. You don't have to be at a desk to have it plugged in. Actually, I don't think mine was ever used at a desk but it is quite often used plugged in.
     
  6. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I understand. My question is why you prefer it that way. Not that it matters, to each their own, just curious.
     
  7. jondunford thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i guess you could say the same about a laptop but people seem to keep them plugged in whenever possible
     
  8. JackieInCo macrumors 603

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    I plug it in when I want to watch videos for a few hours.
     
  9. irDigital0l Guest

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    I just use it and stop worrying on how to use it.
     
  10. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    So let me get this straight... when it needs charging, you plug it in and keep using it. Then when you need to go somewhere you unplug it and use it some more? :eek:

    Brilliant! :D
     
  11. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    What good is a 10 hour battery life if its always plugged in?
     
  12. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    It's better to have 10h battery life a year down the road than 7h due to used up cycles. If you're watching movies in bed for hours, within a reach of outlet, you're uselessly wasting battery health if you're not plugged in.
     
  13. ftaok macrumors 603

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    I don't think that's how it works ... but I could be wrong. I think the iOS devices are always running on battery power, even when it's plugged in.
     
  14. doboy macrumors 68000

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  15. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

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    Lol this is a really dumb poll. I should start a do you use your ipad while on the toilet lol. Cause I DOOOOOOOOOO
     
  16. Max(IT) Suspended

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    If you keep it plugged in all the time you are going to ruin your battery much more than using charge cycles ....

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    Me too
     
  17. alphaod macrumors Core

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  18. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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