Would it be bad to leave my iPad 2 on and plugged in overnight?

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  1. GAMESHARQ

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    There are apps like Nightstand clocks and ambient scenery that would be nice to leave on all night. Clearly it would drain my battery quickly, so I suppose I'd need to leave it plugged in all night too.

    Would this be bad for the iPad?
     
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    It's fine I do that when I travel. Cheers
     
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    freebirdforever iPad Ninja

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    I do it all the time.

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using Tapatalk
     
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    Apple made the chargers in such a way that it shuts down when the Apple device is fully charged. That way there's no danger of overcharging your product.
     
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    Ditto - No problem at all. Enjoy.
     
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    I do it all the time, they just stop charging.

    HafMan
     
  7. GAMESHARQ

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    I'm a little confused. The ipad will shut itself down or it will just stop charging?
     
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    There are protections in the battery that will prevent overcharging. Once the battery is "full," it will no longer charge, even if it's still connected to power.

    Hope that clarifies.

    Marilyn
     
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    although i knew this but i dont understand the concept of this...If it stops charging after fulll charge, should'nt the battery then go down? Or has it got some recognizer software that it remembers taht after 5 or 10 % charge it starts charging again? [Hope this was understandable :p]
     
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    So glad this was asked. It was a question I didn't know I had. Now it has been answered. Good to know.
     
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    Man....these new apple users. It will maintain n won't overcharge. If all fails, forget night stand n use back your typical battery operated alarm clocks. Lol
     
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    I have read that to prolong battery use it should be discharged completely once a month.
     
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    I do it all the time!
     
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    Common misconception. Full discharges maintain the accuracy of the battery monitor, not the battery itself.
     
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    You've got it in one!

    After the battery is "full," if it stays connected to a power source, it will do a trickle charge to keep at 100%; kind of like cycling on and off. I don't know how it works (when it re-starts charging or if it's at a certain percentage). That's way above my degree/understanding! :)

    I do know that (1) the iPad can be left plugged in after it's been fully charged (say, overnight), (2) it won't hurt the battery to do this, and (3) as jsh1120 pointed out, it's a good thing to fully discharge the iPad battery once a month or so to re-calibrate the battery meter/monitor (so it'll stay accurate).

    Marilyn
     

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