When ? What is The Best Way ?
The battery life on my iPad 3 has noticeably become shorter since the iOS 6.0.1 upgrade. I read from other sites this has become a common problem...
does a heavy loading/slow loading can make an ipad to discharge rallly fast?
Apple only recommends that you discharge the iPad once a month or so. No worries.
Just note: brightness affects battery discharge, the more discharges the shorter will be your overall battery life.
True, won't hurt the battery, but i think its recommended to do a full discharge once a month
Does the iPad have a lithium-ion battery? If so, complete discharge is generally not recommended for this type.
I too recall a spontaneous discharge on one my Apple devices that resolved itself when plugged in for some time
The full discharge cycle only calibrates the percent charged meter. It does nothing helpful to the battery itself.
...condition remembering that the battery has a finite number of discharge cycles before it needs to be replaced. 2 days of 50% is roughly a full...
Yes. You shouldn't discharge them all the time. I did it once with my BB battery where I left it discharge every other day because I was too lazy...
Hmmm, I've had the Air 2 for 2 months now and have not come across this. Almost seems like a static electricity discharge.
My g/f told me something similar that you should discharge your battery at least once a month to conserve the battery.
I agree! Once a month complete discharge and charge all devices overnight, fresh for the days use
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And according to the Apple specs page it doesn't hurt to fully discharge the iPad battery once a month before recharging.
I ran an iPad1 for last year without a full discharge and no obvious bad effects.
Battery life appears as good as it was when bought.
worth a read
according to that link, once a month, charge to full, then discharge fully
...Now I'm wondering if the current discrepancies in the threads about battery charge/discharge times can be traced back to the different models.
You actually don't want to fully discharge the iPad battery as you would other battery tech. They will last longer if you charge them more often....
...is controlled by it's on board circuitry and what is a complete discharge to us may still have a few % of charge remaining (an analogy to this...
...is Lithium-Polymer rather than NiCad. Apples does advise a complete charge/discharge cycle once a month for calibration purposes.
Hmmm ... Will try a full discharge and charge, hope it helps!
And yes, I've disabled Bluetooth and also the other stuff. :)
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I do notice the battery going down faster than iPad 1. I'm on my second cycle of discharge & charge & it seems to improve it
...better for the battery to charge it often and not wait until its fully discharged. A full discharge and charge puts more strain on the battery.
...with frequent charges.
It is recommended you let it fully discharge till shutdown every once in a while, say every month or two. Be sure to...
I believe the reason a full monthly discharge is recommended is to keep the battery meter calibrated. If having your meter off by a few...
I have always heard that you need to let the iPad discharge until it shuts off, and then recharge, to calibrate the power gauge...
...there? Do you have carpet? Sounds like simple electrostatic discharge to me. It get is a lot in my home office...lots of electrical...
From Apple's site about the battery:
Apple - Batteries - iPad
AFAIK the only purpose for a full discharge/charge cycle once a month is to allow the battery meter to recalibrate itself and not a requirement...
...2) what is full charge cycle?
A - charge to 100 from X and then discharge to 0
B - discharge from X to 0 and then charge to 100
C - discharge...
...somewhere, possibly the iPad manual, that you should allow it to discharge to 10% before charging and that doing so will help prolong it's...
...actually charge the iPad. It's just at too slow a rate to activate the charging symbol. In the worst case, it will slow down the rate of discharge.
Even at full brightness it shouldn't discharge that fast if all you're doing is browsing news sites. How hot is "very, very hot?" It shoufd not...
I noticed the heat issue with 100% brightness but did a full discharge and recharge and now have not been able to replicate the heat issue. Not...
...though your iPad is sick.
Should take about 3 to 3.5 hours to charge (using the std wall charger) and 10 hours to discharge. Sound should be clear.
...give me a low battery warning at 20%, I will see if it triggers at 10%. It was fine until the update. I will fully discharge before recharge...
...topped off the charge whenever it is convenient, and do a complete discharge/recharge cycle once per month. I have a reminder so I don't forget.
Yep, that's what I said, for calibration purposes.
Same here but I'm also worried about ruining my battery by not letting it discharge enough. Is there any merit in that?
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