Battery use for eReader

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  1. nealp

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    I'm using my iPad3 as an ebook reader for about 4 hours every day. After about 3 or 4 hours, the battery goes from fully charged to around 75%.

    My question - for maximum battery life
    Is is better to charge every night, or wait until it goes below 50% to charge?

    Knowing this might significantly extend battery life.
     
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    Welcome to iPad Forums, the best iPad forum anywhere.

    You can safely charge your iPad battery at any point in the discharge cycle. It is recommended, however, that once a month or so you discharge the battery to 5% or less then fully recharge. This helps keep the battery percentage indicator properly calibrated so that it indicates the correct percentage of power remaining.
     

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