Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2012 11:33 PM (in response to ItoGabo)
There are tips on this page for maximising battery life between charges e.g. turning off or reducing location services, notifications, reducing frequency of fetching email etc - it also recommends :
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)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 1:45 PM (in response to King_Penguin)
I'm sorry but i don't need to know how to extend the battery life. I already know and i already did all of that and it is still not being a good battery for me. I know you are trying to help but it's kind of furstrating to see these comments on every question i ask since what i'm actually asking is a totally different subject. All i'm asking is for example:
"Charge your new ipad 4 times a week to 90% no matter what days, and be sure to drain the battery to 0% three times a month and charge it all the way up." All i'm getting is"Charge it 100% and drain it all the way down to 0% at least once a moth" which is absolutely no help.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 3:44 PM (in response to ItoGabo)
Here is what I do. I put it on the charger every night when I go to bed and take it off every morning. This method has worked for me for every iPad I have owned (I have one of each generation).
Other people will have other suggestions. You're really overthinging this. Charge it when it needs it or when you have access to power. Use your iPad and enjoy it.
Best of luck.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 3:49 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
Meg St._Clair wrote:
You're really overthinging this. .
'Ya think Meg! Obsessing is the better word. Check the rest of the discussions going on right now. I am going to be in the OP's doghouse again. I just know it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to Demo)
I like to keep my life as simple as possible. I refuse to worry about "maximizing battery life". I use my devices. I charge them. Honestly, I rarely do the battery calibration thing, except by accident. I never have any problems with this method.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 6:28 PM (in response to ItoGabo)
The quickest way (and really the only way) to charge your iPad is with the included 10W USB Power Adapter. iPad will also charge, although more slowly, when attached to a computer with a high-power USB port (many recent Mac computers) or with an iPhone Power Adapter (5W). When attached to a computer via a standard USB port (most PCs or older Mac computers) iPad will charge very slowly (but iPad indicates not charging). Make sure your computer is on while charging iPad via USB. If iPad is connected to a computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, the iPad battery will continue to drain.
Apple recommends that once a month you let the iPad fully discharge & then recharge to 100%.
How to Calibrate Your Mac, iPhone, or iPad Battery
At this link http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/galaxy-tab-android-tablet,3014-11.html , tests show that the iPad 2 battery (25 watt-hours) will charge to 90% in 3 hours 1 minute. It will charge to 100% in 4 hours 2 minutes. The new iPad has a larger capacity battery (42 watt-hours), so using the 10W charger will obviously take longer. If you are using your iPad while charging, it will take even longer. It's best to turn your new iPad OFF and charge over night. Also look at The iPad's charging challenge explained http://www.macworld.com/article/1150356/ipadcharging.html
Also, if you have a 3rd generation iPad, look at
Apple: iPad Battery Nothing to Get Charged Up About
Apple Explains New iPad's Continued Charging Beyond 100% Battery Level
New iPad Takes Much Longer to Charge Than iPad 2
Apple Batteries - iPad http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html
Extend iPad Battery Life (Look at pjl123 comment)
New iPad Slow to Recharge, Barely Charges During Use
Tips About Charging for New iPad 3
Prolong battery lifespan for iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3: charging tips
In rare instances when using the Camera Connection Kit, you may notice that iPad does not charge after using the Camera Connection Kit. Disconnecting and reconnecting the iPad from the charger will resolve this issue.