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Ipad batteries

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by cakueayam, Jul 7, 2012.

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    I just dont understand with sentence that taken from apple.com/ipad/battery

    "Charge Cycles3
    A properly maintained iPad battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 1000 full charge and discharge cycles. You may choose to replace your battery when it no longer holds sufficient charge to meet your needs."

    And this one
    "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)."
    It means i should fully charge and then completely running it down and then fully charge again?

    Thanks :)
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    Yes. This really isn't doing anything to the battery (well, other than running one of its charging cycles) - it's to recalibrate, or keep calibrated, the battery charge monitor. That way, it can continue to give a good reading on the battery charge.

    Marilyn
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    A)There are only a set amount of charge/discharge cycles in any battery, 1000 in this case,
    B)Apple recommend discharging completely once a month to recalibrate your battery meter.

    There are battery apps in the AppStore to help and remind you when to fully charge, otherwise put a re-occurring reminder in your calendar app.
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    I do mine on the first of every month, this way I don't forget.
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    I don't waste one of the charge cycles when calibrating the battery meter,I just keep using my iPad until the charge is down to about 5%.
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    i always forget to drain the battery of my ipad - - is it really necessary to drain it and then recharge again? i always charge my ipad when it is 10%
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    No.
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    1000 full charge cycles before it will only hold an 80% charge.
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    ooo goody - - - no need to worry about the bat.... that is a good news, thanks to all
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    I didnt know you had to do this, so I need to make a note on when to do the full charge cycle, wish I knew this about my iPhone.

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