Couple questions on new iPad Air

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  1. David T.

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    Hey folks,

    Couple questions on new Air...

    My Air only wants to charge to 99%. The first two times I've charged it, I've cycled it completely down until it has shut off, and then let it charge overnight. Still only goes to 99%? Am I doing something wrong?

    My other question is on the App Store (didn't want to start a whole new thread). Does the App store make you sign in with your password each time you download an app (even a free one)? I've left the App Store running in the background, and it still makes me enter my password just about every time we download?????

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  2. scifan57

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    Yes, you have to enter your Apple ID and password whenever you download an app from the AppStore, free or not. It's an Apple security measure to ensure that the downloaded apps are authorized by the owner of the Apple ID the device is registered to.

    You don't, however, have to enter your Apple ID and password if you are downloading previously purchased apps.
     
  3. David T.

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    Thanks!

    I think I also solved the battery charging only to 99% issue too. It seems when I shut the iPad down completely (instead of standby), it went to 100%. I downloaded Battery HD+ to monitor it better.
     
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    David, I wouldn't let the battery drain completely down too often. Once in a while is OK but doing it over and over could affect battery longevity. You"re fine, just mentioning it. Apple does recommended letting it go all the way down occasionally to make sure the meter is accurate.
     
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    I've had the same thing with my Air. The only way the indicator would show 100% after being fully charged is when it was powered off and on again. However, the last two times I charged it, it correctly displayed 100%. It has drained completely once already, and I'll continue to do that occasionally. As the battery life is just as advertised and mostly even better, I'm not going to worry about it. My phone does the same occasionally. I haven't had this occur with the Mini, though.
     
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    s2mikey,

    Yea, I don't plan on doing it often. However, I've read that is good to do the first time or two you use it to calibrate (or whatever it is called) the battery and the chip that controls it... or something like that. :)
     
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    By all means, sounds like a plan to me :)
     
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    ​I would also add that the entering of your Apple ID seems to have a "window" of maybe 10 minutes, where you can add several apps or purchases on iTunes before you have to enter it again.
     
  9. s2mikey

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    Yeah, that seems about right. For the most part if you want to purchase an app or a song you will have to verify your credentials. At least updated just happen now though, I used to hate having to enter them for those!
     
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    That's why we need touch ID! Sadly, it will be at least two years before I see it on an iPad, as I am NOT buying an Apple tablet in 2014. In fact, I think it a worthwhile challenge to see how many years I can get out of my devices. Besides touch ID, what more could I need in a tablet from apple?
     

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