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    Hi all,
    I use Battery Doctor to record charging my iPad and it has been working well until I need to do a full battery charge (letting the battery run down to 10% or less). I was in the habit of doing this once a month but on the last two occasions Battery Doctor has not recorded the charge as a full charge. I haven't changed any settings in the app so I am baffled as why this has happened. I have now deleted the app but this has also deleted my charging record :(
    Has anyone else experienced similar behaviour with Battery Doctor?
    Mike
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    That's interesting, because my Battery Doctor app just disappeared for some reason about 2 weeks ago. When I went back to the "purchased apps" list (it was free anyway) I no longer found it there.
    I would be interested if you still see that app on your list after deleting it off your iPad. I don't much care anyway because about once a month I get my iPad down to 10% for a full charge and don't miss a charging history any more. I'm finding there is too much info overload for my brain as it is these days;)
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    If you mean this app, it's no longer offered in the AppStore.

    image-844480954.jpg.

    image-1952221064.jpg Here's what it's showing me right now.
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    Yes that's the one Sci. I wonder what the story is behind that. As apps went, it was one of the better battery charge loggers.


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    BTW, I checked my AppStore purchased list and it was no longer there.
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    So that seems to be the answer, guys. For some reason Apple seems to have kicked them out of the fair-ground.
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    Hi guys,

    Just found it, searched "battery doctor" and up it came. Have now re-installed it to see how things go. I wonder if we are talking about the same app? It is actually called Kingsoft Battery Doctor HD and is by Beijingsoft.
    Still I will give it another try, :)
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    BTW, I did find it in the purchased app section in the App Store. Can't be the same one can it?

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    No, it's not the same one. This is the icon for the battery doctor app that's no longer in the AppStore.

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    This is the app I am on about. It looks different somehow. Typical of me if I got things wrong ;)
    Hope this clarifies as this is very puzzling.
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    Yeah, that's the one I looked at too, Mike. Not the same and nothing like what I had that sci showed above. Sounds a bit like plagiarism to me with all these apps calling themselves Battery Doctor. I gave up using any of them anyway. They do nothing for your battery, just give some entertaining, for a while, usage logs and sounds. I recharge overnight and just let the battery run down about monthly for a full recharge, which re-calibrates the %age notice at the top of the iPad.


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    Thanks OB, thought I was losing it for a while there. I used it just as a guide and for the record keeping, nothing else, especially the one full charge a month.

    I think I can now put this to bed and thank everyone for their help in this matter.

    Mike

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    Just one last question, OB, when charging overnight, is it possible that you could overcharge as the BD I used suggested? I only ask because I am sure I read somewhere that, providing you use the correct iPad charger, you will never over charge the battery.
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    It is not possible to overcharge your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
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    Hi Mike, sorry for getting back so late, been away and blame the time zone:). thewitt above, and what you read, is quite right. You can't overcharge that beastie. How do we know? Because one of the big Apple honchos tells us so:

    http://9to5mac.com/2012/03/27/apple-clarifies-the-new-ipad-battery-overcharging-non-issue/

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    Andrew,
    Thanks so much. No need to apologise, I quite understand re. time zones etc. I am always confident of a reply on this forum.
    Take care,
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    you dont have to let the battery run down to 10 percent every month. just dont let it go past 40 percnet then recharge,
    when u let the battery run low rehcargeing causes more heat and more heat ruins the battery these batterys last longer by shorter charges i have a transformer and i never let it go below 50 and i have the tablet a year and the battery is fine
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    Hi tazz3. There are many opinions floating around this issue based on what people read, or hear, or think "that's how it should be". And they tend to feed upon each other so that, after all the time we have now had our iPads, there continues to be a lot of unhelpful confusion and myths, IMHO. I believe that link I gave above does not support your view about low recharging ruining the battery.

    The following two links which give an alternate view to yours about a "full recharge" may be worth a look. You might think about this one: "four partial recharges of 25% = one "full recharge of 100% and Apple is saying your iPad battery has an all-up life of 1000 "full" recharges.

    http://www.apple.com/au/batteries/ipad.html

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/advice/9483836/Does-an-iPad-battery-need-discharging.html

    I am no tech expert at all and my opinions are merely based on what I've read. Can you support your conclusions with some reference?

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    I'm a battery abuser, lol. I often use my iDevices and other mobile gadgets till they shut down on their own because the battery is out. I've found that has had zero ill effects on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. For instance, I bought iPad 1 3G on debut day about three years ago and used it like crazy, and I recently gave it to a family with several kids, who are now using it even more. The battery is still going strong. There was no drop in battery life across three years' use, despite my charging abuse, lol.

    My Samsung Galaxy Note battery has been less resilient with my abuse. It now charges only to 99 percent, max, and that started after less than a year. By comparison, iDevices' batteries are amazing.
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    Thanks for this. Sorry about the delay in replying.
    Mike

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