I've had my iPad for a few weeks now and have had no battery issues whatsoever. In fact, my battery has performed way above my expectations. I have made a conscious effort to never leave it charging all night.
I know the batter trickle charges, so you shouldn't be able to ovecharge and cause damage to the battery. However, I was just reading an article and number 5 states "Do not overcharge iPad. Overcharging iPad by leaving it charging for the whole night shortens the battery lifespan". Is this true? I charge my iPad overnight every nigh as I use it a lot duing the day and I am now worrying about reducing the battery lifespan.
I used my iPad normally yesterday night, battery almost full, and this morning the iPad is totally dead, I thought maybe the battery was empty so I plugged it in, no sound to be heard and it is just plain dead !! I cannot re-start it and nothing happens when I touch any of the control buttons. I can't bring it to the Apple store as there is no apple store in the country I live and I have bought my iPad in the USA.
Every time i plug my iPad2 in to the wall to charge it will not say its charging it use to make a sounf and say charging but if you leave it over night it will charge only 10% and when i take it off charge it will rapidly drop in % of charge †
I am useing the charger that come with it in the box and it have used other chargers form my other apple products, all my other products work fine
Last night I charged my battery to 100%, then took it off the cord and set it aside. 12 hours later, I unlocked the iPad to find the battery had drained to 85%. Push and Fetch have been turned off, so have location services and the iPad is not jail broken. I hope you all can tell if such a drop of charge is at all normal. And if not, can the Apple Store tell if my battery is defective? It's a wifi only model by the way.
The new iPad is great and battery life seems very good, pretty much the same as when my original iPad was new. However, even after putting it to sleep, and charging it via the AC power adapter supplied with the iPad, when I unplug it in the morning, the battery indicator goes from 100% to 99% immediately! This never happened even after my original iPad was nearly 2 years old. Now I understand the larger battery uses more juice, and that the indicator might not be accurate while charging, but you'd think that 8 hours or more of a charge would result in it at least reading 100% upon the initial unplugging.I think this is some sort of bug, as this is the 2nd iPad that is doing this. Reading the articles, etc., it is unclear if Apple has changed something about how the battery indicator reads (e.g., only reading 100% while connected to a charger), but I'm inclined to wonder if this is something a software update could fix.
I am having problems getting the new IPad to charge at all and sometime it displays this message.' charging not supported with this accessory'. This message is appearing occasionally on my 5 week old new iPad (3) within a few minutes of plugging it in.: (It is also not charging after this message appears. I am using the supplied wall socket and cable. I am also having problems getting the iPad to charge at all even if the message does not show. This is frustrating me no end. I expected a reliable device given the amount I paid.
I rang Apple support today (twice) and it made a liar of me working just fine for few minutes the first time then again failed, then for† hour or so after the second call seemed to work just fine. Now it is not charging, and won't charge despite repeatedly unplugging and repluging, Switching off the iPad and turning it back on etc etc. †
Anybody know if it matters or harms in anyway the iPad battery leaving it on charge? Maybe if your going to sleep or out for awhile and it only needs a short charge time, but it is hooked up much longer than it actually needs to be.
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Going paperless to read books is quite an attractive idea to me and was wondering about the iPad's screen, some say that the screen is not good for reading for longer periods and that you should get an e-ink reader instead because it's like paper and will not damage your eyes... Eye damage is a big concern.
I have this app gravity clock that I use as my alarm since someone at apple had the great idea of leaving the clock.app out. So normally I set the alarm and turn off the screen, but I am really loving the clock itself. So I wanna put in the charger cable, open the app and have the gravity clock showing all night long, every single night. Will this drastically mess up the ipad's battery, or should I be fine having it on during night 365 days a year (well, that's only for one year since I'm buying the new iPad next summer hehe).
I have just bought my brand new iPad and as I was leaving the PC World store the tech guy told me that I should charge the unit for TEN HOURS before even turning it on.
I know this used to be common practice with batteries in years gone by but in this age of non-memory Lithium Ion batteries is it really necessary to do that?Did you all charge yours up for that period of time before getting stuck into it?
I have a problem with my iPad 1:†The battery status was low at 5% when I was surfing the net so I shut it down. Came to it the next day to charge it up and the Pad is not reacting at all.† No battery charging sign, no "plip" when I connect it via the charger or USB on the computer.† I have checked all the obvious stuff such as cleanliness of all the connectors, function of the the wall charger etc.† I changed the USB/power cable and nothing has worked. I have also tried to reset it by simultaneously pressing the start and home buttons. The pad still isn't switching on. Before this fault the battery was excellent: held its charge really well.
(1) Is it best to run the battery down before re-charging?(2) Is battery draining when in sleep mode? If so should I shut down completely to avoid draining battery? I commute via train in the morning and use ipad again on the way home.(3) How do I get ride of apps on my Macbook so they don't sync to ipad?(4) I have 3G version. When in a wifi area will device use the wifi or the 3G?
I noticed something right now. When I had my I-Pad docked to my desktop via the USB port, the battery indicator said "Not Charging". My battery charge was at 98%. But when I unplugged the USB my battery charge read 100%
So I was very excited to pick up a 32gb and 16 gb model today from Best Buy. When I got them home, the 16 GB I had purchased my sweetie seems to be charging and working fine. My iPad works fine but says Not Charging by the battery.
I was in a bus with heavy traffic, so I pulled out Meteor Blitz and Mirror's Edge for 4 hours, draining the battery to 81%. When I plugged it into the wall with the included 10W wall charger and began surfing the web.It took about an hour to get the battery up to 90%, but then the charging sped up exponentially, taking about 15 minutes to charge the last 10%. Does this mean that my battery is functioning abnormally, or is this something that just happens to iPads? The display brightness was set to automatic (probably about 60%), WiFi was off, 3G was on and connected, and Bluetooth was on.