Hello everyone, I have just joined the forum and have an issue with my battery (or battery monitor). I have an IPad 1 which I have had for 18 months, with no issues. Over the past few days I have noticed that the battery constantly reads 100%, and then suddenly drops to its real value. The last time it happened it was actually only 8%, so I am likely to be caught out by it at some point. Any ideas why this is happening, and what can be done?
Have you tried resetting your device?
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Your battery should be allowed to discharge fully occasionally as this will recalibrate the usage meter. Have a look at this thread on this.
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Apple recommends fully discharging your battery once a month, to keep your battery indicator accurate. If you try that and it doesn't work, your battery might need replacing. Apple will do that for about $100.