1. aihna's Avatar
    Whats your charging routine?
    How often do you charge your iPad, and what percentage is it usually at when you charge? I do it every night since I run it down to about ~25%.
    Feel free to add in anything else about charging you want.
    05-25-2011 11:26 PM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    That sounds about right at 25%. Once in awhile I let it go down to around 10%.
    05-26-2011 12:04 AM
  3. kiancheong's Avatar
    That sounds about right at 25%. Once in awhile I let it go down to around 10%.
    Running it down so low is bad for your charge cycles. I usually charge mine when it gets depleted by about 10%.

    I wrote this article in 2009 and have been following the same ritual for all my batter-powered devices: http://www.onemoretap.com/2009/06/04...-battery-life/

    Apple's battery page recommends something similar to what I wrote.

    Hope you'll find it helpful.
    05-26-2011 12:15 AM
  4. dev2nsu's Avatar
    Umm mm I usually charge mines around the 40% mark. Once in a while I will let my battery fully drain since apple said to do so.


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    05-26-2011 10:41 AM
  5. pilsbury's Avatar
    I just plug mine in every night and let it do it's thing.
    05-26-2011 03:08 PM
  6. Disturbed_Angel's Avatar
    I just plug it in at night, but once a month or so run through a full cycle. Also, if I am driving and using the GPS or something along those lines I may plug it in.
    Last edited by Disturbed_Angel; 05-26-2011 at 04:16 PM. Reason: spelling
    05-26-2011 04:16 PM
  7. Ham Solo's Avatar
    I usually let mine get down to single digits before I charge it. I try to do a full cycle charge at least once a month.
    05-26-2011 04:49 PM
  8. takeshi's Avatar
    Topped off as needed. It's Li ion.
    05-26-2011 07:58 PM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    Running it down so low is bad for your charge cycles. I usually charge mine when it gets depleted by about 10%.

    I wrote this article in 2009 and have been following the same ritual for all my batter-powered devices: http://www.onemoretap.com/2009/06/04...-battery-life/

    Apple's battery page recommends something similar to what I wrote.

    Hope you'll find it helpful.
    So maybe I am misunderstanding what you are saying. Are you telling me that when your phone gets down to 90% you charge it?
    05-27-2011 12:00 AM
  10. cardfan's Avatar
    I'm dock happy. It's not a matter of looking at percentages. Usually when not in use, it sits on dock. It also pulls double duty displaying photos.

    Similar with iphone, clock dock at night, hooked to PC at work via dock, sits in TomTom mount during driving, so battery life isn't really a problem.

    I'm not worried about ruining batteries and all that. These products have a year or two year life at max for me.
    05-27-2011 08:45 AM
  11. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I am always plugged in. In the car or at work or at home. I have plugs and cables everywhere. I also take portable batteries with me. I hate not having juice.
    05-27-2011 09:32 AM
  12. Bill McNeal's Avatar
    I charge mine while I work during the week. I have it plugged in and sitting next to me on my desk with the smart cover propping it up. I've only had it for a few days but it seems to be working well for me.
    05-27-2011 10:55 AM
  13. kiancheong's Avatar
    So maybe I am misunderstanding what you are saying. Are you telling me that when your phone gets down to 90% you charge it?
    Not on the dot, but give and take a few points below 90%.
    05-27-2011 12:30 PM
  14. Sketso's Avatar
    I charge here and there all day... dock at work, car charger while driving, overnight at home. Once a month though, I will let it drop below 10% and give a full cycle charge.
    05-27-2011 12:35 PM
  15. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    Wall charging. Use my iPhone and my iPad charger. iPhone charger is slower. iPad charger is faster than the iPhone charger.
    05-27-2011 04:46 PM
  16. hgradeca's Avatar
    I make at least one full cycle a month, otherwise I charge it when the battery drops below 50 percent.
    05-27-2011 07:40 PM
  17. phreddyl's Avatar
    Not on the dot, but give and take a few points below 90%.
    And you feel this is good for the battery? How would you ever really know if you charge it that often. You never really give it a chance to see how long battery will last.
    05-27-2011 10:38 PM
  18. wryun's Avatar
    If I run out of battery during the day, then I charge it.
    Other than that, mine is always plugged in each night while I sleep.
    05-29-2011 03:13 PM
  19. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    Around 15% for me at the most, usually lower than that. Yeah, that's me, livin' life on the edge!
    05-31-2011 12:41 PM
  20. ongre10's Avatar
    My iPad2 is a WiFi version. I like how when it goes to sleep the battery use is nil and it wakes up immediately. I charge it when it goes below 50% or so. A lot depends on where I am going and what I will be doing the next day or so. I did buy a 2 amp car USB charger so it can be charged as I drive, but I have never had to use it. At work it is on battery and I use it to play music and surf the net during lunch breaks. I use the hotspot on my android phone on Verizon for that. One reason I returned the Xoom I had and ordered this iPad2 64gb device is the battery engineering. Apple has worked out a balance of features and hardware design to achieve a really good product.
    As I see it, Microsoft is the big loser here. They still don't have good portable device operating systems.
    06-11-2011 05:20 PM
  21. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I charge at a different percentage every time. Sometimes I top it off when it's at 85%, other times I wait until it's at 2%. I don't have a routine. I basically charge whenever I think about it and if I haven't thought about it in awhile, it gets charged when it dies (probably once a month).
    06-11-2011 06:35 PM
  22. DrAma99's Avatar
    Totally discharge and recharge preferably on the MAC with USB port that has less power and higher charge time ... but if I need I plug it
    06-12-2011 02:57 PM
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