Is it true that if you just purchased an Ipad, you must charge it first before using?

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  1. UbuFamily

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    I just bought white Ipad 3rd gen 32gb with cellular. Yepee...
     
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    If the battery is holding sufficient charge when you first turn it on, you can use it right out of the box.
     
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    Thank you. Well explained.
     
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    Of course, if you're setting up the iPad from the backup of another iPad , it can take several hours for everything to download. In this case it would be better to plug in the iPad during the process.
     
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    Really? I understand that if we often plug & play the ipad, it would shorten the lifetime of the battery.
     
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    The reason you plug in the iPad when doing a large download is to ensure that the battery doesn't run down before the download is finished.
     
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    Opps, well understood, sorry my bad. Thanks!
     
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    When I got my 3rd gen iPad we set it up at the Apple store without having to plug it in. It was sitting at above 80% charge out of the box...
     
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    mrcupu iPad Enthusiast

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    i thought its better just to drain the battery completely on 1st use so that the battery 'calibrated' right?
     
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    You don't calibrate the battery, you calibrate the battery indicator.
     
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    also eversince i got this new ipad last july, i drained the battery (use until its off by itself, not sleep but total dead) once a month before charge it fully, i'm not sure if thats necessary or not......
     
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    Yea that's what I'm talking about :eek:
     
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    You got me confused bro :p
     
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    I believe the concept are the same as in our cellular handphone. Don't you realize that why most of our battery being fat both side a few months later? and so on the battery will become useless as the charging meter could quickly fully charged but also quickly dead empty. Isn't it obvious?
     
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    When you run your battery flat and recharge it to full, it does nothing special to the battery. The batter charge indicator software gets recalibrated. That's all.
     
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