Draining battery to 1%?

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  1. graywolf

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    Do you think it matters if I run the battery to 1% instead of running it until it completely dies?
    Just for the monthly battery calibration.
     
  2. SweetPoison

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    My iPad only goes to 2% then kicks off ~

    Oh! I thought you were answering the OP but you ARE the OP! I am trying to do 500 things at the same time! Grayson ~ does your iPad make it to 1%?
     
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    2% is a safety factor. Though the battery isn't dead dead it shuts off at around that point. Your battery calibration could be off by the 1%-2% difference.
    When it says 100% full it's not really 100% ,more like 96-98% so that is why sometimes we see after it drops below 100% it seems to drop to around 90%- 95% faster than it did from 100% to 99%. It's the calibration becoming more accurate.


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  4. Hayles66

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    Mine switches off at 1%

    from Somerset UK on my iPad using IPF app
     
  5. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    1% is close enough for calibration purposes.

    Btw. the iPad actualize shuts of the moment it reaches 0%. Multiple personal tests have shown that once the battery drops from 2% to 1%, the battery still lasts 5-6min at 1%, before the iPad shuts off.
     
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  6. Hayles66

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    Oh, yeah, it does go on 1% for a while, but I've never timed it.

    from Somerset UK on my iPad using IPF app
     
  7. graywolf

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    It does! :)

    Yours doesn't?
     
  8. SweetPoison

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    Didn't I say 2% and then kicks off? Did you ever go to your room?
     
  9. graywolf

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    I did. Then I left.
     
  10. sjleworthy

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    I've run mine down to zero a couple if times.

    Battery calibration? What's that? I really don't think running your battery down/to zero makes a hill of beans difference. But once a month? What a faff. Just use it as you go :)
     

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