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longer lasting battery health recommendations?

1222 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2010 7:37 PM by coppertrail RSS
go lakers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 22, 2010 5:45 PM
i was reading this on apples website and was a little confused .Use Your iPad Regularly
For proper reporting of the battery’s state of charge, be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down).what do u guys do and what do u guys recommend ?
macbook pro13inch, Mac OS X (10.6.3), macbook pro,32gig ipad,8gig iphone 3g
  • stedman1 Level 8 Level 8 (49,990 points)
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    Apr 22, 2010 6:13 PM (in response to go lakers)
    Hi: "what do u guys do and what do u guys recommend ?"

    Best advice is to follow the advice on Apples web site.

    Stedman
    MBP 1.83, 2gB RAM, iMac (Al) 2.4, 4gB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPod mini, iPod shuffle, iPod Touch, Apple TV
  • dlg_az Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Apr 22, 2010 7:04 PM (in response to go lakers)
    Follow the recommended advice from Apple - as you noted. Apple calls it "calibrating your battery." I do it with my MB Pro 13" and my Touch. I even set up a reminder on my calendar
    Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPad 64GB - Macbook Pro 13" - iMac 27"
  • StevePug2 Level 2 Level 2 (370 points)
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    Apr 23, 2010 12:46 PM (in response to go lakers)
    That advice from Apple goes for virtually all rechargeable batteries today. Every laptop I"ve ever had recommends the same thing. Good battery habit.
    iPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • Charles Conway Calculating status...
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    Apr 23, 2010 7:25 PM (in response to go lakers)
    Here's one a don't see enough people following: Plug it in every night while you're sleeping. Battery life is measured in discharge/recharge cycles, but full ones (full to empty to full). That means that if you drain the battery half-way then recharge that only counts as 0.5 cycles, not 1. By charging every night, you avoid the extra battery drain (and thus reduction in lifetime) during the evening hours when it's not being used.

    Many people like to let the device go all the way to empty before re-charging so they can track how long it lasts, but this incurs unnecessary battery wear.
    Mac OS X (10.6)
  • coppertrail Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Good point Charles, I've been doing this with my iPad since day one. While its not always possible to charge at 50%, I try to make a habit to do so. Regarding calibration, i don't do this unless I see a problem with capacity.
    iPad WiFi 64 GB, Windows XP Pro

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