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What is the best way of charging?

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Sama.si Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 25, 2013 3:41 PM

Hello

 

1-I ve read that it's better to charge the battery around 50 % , it means that for example if it discarges to 10 % then it's better to plug in , and leave it is charged up to  around 50 %?

 

2-Is better to discharge fully (0 %) once in a month and fully charge up to 100 %?

 

3-what is the best percentage for discharging?is it better up to  discharge around 10 % and then plug in?

 

 

 

 

 

Tnx

iPad, iOS 7.0.2
  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,315 points)
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    Oct 25, 2013 3:44 PM (in response to Sama.si)

    The main rule of thumb is to never let it go totally dry. Charge it when you don't have enough to get through the  next day. You can calibrate the battery once a month by doing that total drain, but you don't have to..

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (12,460 points)
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    Oct 26, 2013 2:54 PM (in response to Sama.si)

    Here's a link to Apples support page on iPad batteries.

     

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html

     

    Given the info there, I can say that I charge my iPad at night while I'm sleeping and never pay attention to how low the battery is at the end of the day. I let it charge overnight and in the morning it is always at 100%. The charging circuit turns off when the battery is fully charged.

     

    If the battery drops very low during the day I might charge it again but that rarely happens for me. A day of heavy use for me usually results in the battery showing about 30-35%.

  • tonefox Level 5 Level 5 (7,700 points)
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    Oct 26, 2013 2:55 PM (in response to Sama.si)

    There are no rules. Modern batteries don't care. Charge it whenever it is convenient, and leave it on charge as little or as long as you like.  You have a SMART phone, which is quite capable of looking after it's own battery. 

  • tonefox Level 5 Level 5 (7,700 points)
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    Oct 26, 2013 3:20 PM (in response to Sama.si)

    A link to that advice please? It is nonsense. Why would you never charge a battery beyond 50%?

  • SergZak Level 4 Level 4 (3,285 points)
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    Oct 26, 2013 4:22 PM (in response to Sama.si)

    FYI, that "Charge the battery to around 50%. Do not fully charge your iPad" statement only applies for long-term storage of the device.

  • tonefox Level 5 Level 5 (7,700 points)
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    Oct 26, 2013 11:49 PM (in response to Sama.si)

    Now read the title above your quote. Do you want to store your iPad or use it? My advice stands. Google how to look after a lithium battery for confirmation from everywhere.

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