Battery: Running it down to 0% or charging on a regular basis?

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    Hi all

    I've read that "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)."


    So do guys charge it whenever you feel like it, or really run it down from time to time?

    Dan
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    I try to let it run completely down once in a while... but probably not as often as once a month.
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    I have found that when I run my iPad down under 10%, it gets hinky at charging time.

    I usually close all apps, turn off the iPad, then plug it in for charging. When its below 10%, instead of turning back on and then starting to charge, I get the glowing Apple icon forever. I have to fiddle with it to get it to charge (or to start to charge). And, sometimes, even though it's left overnight, it doesn't go to 100% - only about 50 - 60%.

    So, I try not to let it go below 10%...

    Marilyn
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    The only time my battery has been close to 0% is when I used my iPad enough to drain the battery. Other than that, I'm not too worried about my meter being off a few percentage points and I'm not planning on making it a point to drain it. That gets in the way of using my iPad! Just use and enjoy your device and charge it when you get a chance. You will naturally have times that the battery gets close to empty anyhow, so why worry about making it a point to do so?
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    Every few months, when I think about it, I set it in slideshow mode and forget it until it shuts down. Overnight works best. It's just about the only time I 'almost' complain about the battery life. Takes forever.
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    Oh that reminds me! I haven't let it get that low in a while.

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