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Question: Right way for battery charging

Hi everybody! I bought an iPad Air when he was released. Surfing on Internet, I've heard conflicting opinions about the right way to charge the iPad (or the iPhone) to increase its battery life. What I want to ask is this: iit is true that once a month you have to bring the battery to 0% and then charging it?

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Jun 19, 2014 1:52 PM in response to Best Domenico In response to Best Domenico

Charge it as often as you need to. My rule of thumb, if I don't have enough juice to get through the next day, put it on the charger.


The one thing that's bad is to constantly drain it to nothing.


For many folks, putting it on while they sleep is a good way to charge. Once the battery is full, it'll stop charging.

Jun 19, 2014 1:52 PM

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Jun 19, 2014 2:08 PM in response to Best Domenico In response to Best Domenico

Running the battery down then charging to 100% once a month is to calibrate the charge meter.


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).

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

Jun 19, 2014 2:08 PM

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Jun 19, 2014 2:43 PM in response to Best Domenico In response to Best Domenico

The quickest way (and really the only way) to charge your iPad is with the included 10W or 12W (5W on Mini) 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 (2.5W, 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

http://www.macblend.com/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

http://allthingsd.com/20120327/apple-ipad-battery-nothing-to-get-charged-up-abou t/

Apple Explains New iPad's Continued Charging Beyond 100% Battery Level

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/27/apple-explains-new-ipads-continued-charging- %20beyond-100-battery-level/

New iPad Takes Much Longer to Charge Than iPad 2

http://www.iphonehacks.com/2012/03/new-ipad-takes-much-longer-to-charge-than-ipa d-2.html


Apple Batteries - iPad http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html


iPhone: Hardware troubleshooting (Power/Battery section also applies to iPad)

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2802


http://www.overthought.org/blog/2014/the-ultimate-guide-to-solving-ios-battery-d rain

http://www.overthought.org/blog/2014/the-ultimate-guide-to-solving-ios-battery-d rain


Extend iPad Battery Life (Look at pjl123 comment)

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3921324?tstart=30


iOS 7 Battery Life Draining Too Fast? It’s Easy to Fix

http://osxdaily.com/2013/09/19/ios-7-battery-life-fix/


Poor battery life after installing iOS 7.1? Try these simple tips

http://www.zdnet.com/poor-battery-life-after-installing-ios-7-1-try-these-simple -tips-7000027348/


New iPad Slow to Recharge, Barely Charges During Use

http://www.pcworld.com/article/252326/new_ipad_slow_to_recharge_barely_charges_d uring_use.html


iPad: Charging the battery

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4060


Best Practices for iPad Battery Charging

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/best-practices-for-ipad-batte ry-charging/


How to Save and Prolong the battery life of your new ipad

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4480944?tstart=0


Prolong battery lifespan for iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3: charging tips

http://thehowto.wikidot.com/prolong-battery-lifespan-for-ipad


iPhone, iPod, Using the iPad Charger

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4327


Install and use Battery Doctor HD

http://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/battery-doctor-hd/id459702901?mt=8


To Extend a Device’s Battery Life, Get to Know It Better

http://tinyurl.com/b67c7xz


iPad Battery Replacement

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


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.


 Cheers, Tom 😉

Jun 19, 2014 2:43 PM

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