Tracking Forums, Newsgroups, Maling Lists
Home Submit Tracker Forums
  Advanced Search


Charging Over Night Does Hurt Battery?

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.

is it harmful for battery?

View 22 Replies (Posted: Jul 2, 2010, 03:44 PM)

Sponsored Links:

Related Forum Messages:
IPad 2 Charging Over Night Does It Effect The Battery Life
I left my iPad 2 charging over night does it effect the battery life

iPad 2, iOS 5.1

Posted: Jun 29, 2012

View 4 Replies!   View Related
Overcharging - Leaving It Charging For The Whole Night Shortens The Battery Lifespan
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.

Here is the article: [url]

Posted: Jun 25, 2012

View 17 Replies!   View Related
Battery Down In One Night?
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.

iMac 24"
Mac OS X (10.5.4)

Posted: Oct 19, 2010

View 8 Replies!   View Related
IPad 2 Is Not Saying Its Charging - Over Night It Will Charge Only 10%
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

iPad 2, iOS 5.1.1

Posted: Jun 12, 2012

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Battery Draining 15% Over Night.
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.

Posted: Jun 14, 2010, 02:35 PM

View 7 Replies!   View Related
Can I Charge Battery Each Night?
Just got an iPad Monday. Should I let the battery run down before charging in or can I top it off each night? Which way will make it last longer and hold its charge longer down the road?

Posted: 09-10-2010, 03:35 PM

View 11 Replies!   View Related
Battery Drain About 20% Over Night When I'm Not Using It
Why does my battery drain about 20% over night when i'm not using it? My iPhone 4 does not do that.

Posted: Dec 3, 2011

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Battery Drain Rapidly During Night
My iPad Drains From 94% to 12% overnight in sleep mode.

Posted: Mar 16, 2011

View 17 Replies!   View Related
After Full Night Of Recharging, Battery Indicates 99% When Unplugged?
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.

iPad, iOS 5.0.1

Posted: Mar 28, 2012

View 3 Replies!   View Related
Battery Charge Duration/Will Battery Performance Get Poored By Excessive Charging?
Will battery performance on the iPad degrade if I keep it connected to the power adapter for 6 - 7 hours every day?

MacBook Pro, iPhone 4, Mac Mini, iPad 16 GB 3G + WiFi, HTC Droid Incredible

Posted: Jul 13, 2010

View 3 Replies!   View Related
Charging The Battery - Message - Charging Not Supported With This Accessory
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.

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iOS 5.1.1

Posted: Jul 4, 2012

View 6 Replies!   View Related
Battery Charging Iming/harmful In Leaving Battery On Charge?
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.

iMac Intel, 2.4 GHz , 4G Ram / iPad 3G
Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Tech Artist:

Posted: May 14, 2010

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Charging Battery Timing/how Much Charging Is Necessory?
is it a problem if i have to take my i-Pad with me if it is not fully charged (say 50%)?

I Pad

Posted: Jun 4, 2010

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Charging The Battery/when Shoul Be Charge A New Battery?
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?

Posted: 11-03-2010, 10:06 AM

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Looking At Screen Hurt The Eye Sight?
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.

Posted: Aug 10, 2010, 09:31 AM

View 17 Replies!   View Related
Bad For The Battery - Use Gravity Clock As Night Clock
I have this app gravity clock that I use as my alarm since someone at apple had the great idea of leaving the 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).

Posted: Jul 31, 2010, 01:35 AM

View 24 Replies!   View Related
Battery Status Was Low At 5% When Surfing The Net - No Battery Charging Sign, No "plip" When Connect Via Charger Or USB On Computer
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.

iPad, 64 GB 3G

Posted: Jul 4, 2012

View 5 Replies!   View Related
Run The Battery Down Before Re Charging
(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?

Posted: Jun 3, 2010

View 5 Replies!   View Related
Right Way For Charging The Battery
Is it better to wait until the iPad's battery is totally empty or charge when it's like at 25% or so?

Posted: May 25, 2010, 09:12 AM

View 2 Replies!   View Related
How Low Do You Let Battery Go Before Charging
I usually let mine go to 20 percent before letting it charge to 100%.

Posted: 03-21-2011

View 9 Replies!   View Related
Charging The Battery ?
I was wondering if there is enough power for operating (to conserve battery), even though there is not enough power for charging?

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 5.1.1, 32G

Posted: May 25, 2012

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Using It During Battery Charging ?
I used I pad almost 5 to 6 hours a day. If use battery power it need to charge every day. So can i use it during charging ?

iPad, iOS 5.1

Posted: Apr 18, 2012

View 3 Replies!   View Related
My Battery Not Charging
My Ipad 3 purchases less than two months ago is not charging correctly. If I leave it on the charger all day it only goes to 50%.

Info:iPad, iOS 5.1.1, IPad 3

Posted: Jun 30, 2012

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Battery Still Charges When Not Charging
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%

Posted: Aug 16, 2010

View 6 Replies!   View Related
I Don't See That Green Battery Charging?
When I plug in my iPad to charge. I always would see that big green battery pop up on the middle of the screen.

Not any more.. It is charging, though.

Posted: 10-24-2010, 08:37 PM

View 4 Replies!   View Related
Drain Out The Battery Before Charging?
Should I drain out all the battery before charging? Or at least 90% of it? Or can I charge from lets say 50%? Which is best for the battery?

Posted: May 12, 2010

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Not Charging The Battery After Purchasing?
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.

iPad 32GB
Other OS

Posted: Apr 3, 2010

View 20 Replies!   View Related
How To Reduce Battery Charging?
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.

Posted: Jun 24, 2010, 10:27 AM

View 3 Replies!   View Related
Battery Is Not Fully Charging?
I'm new here. I have a problem with my iPad. IPAD is disabled because of low battery to charge and when you put the load is never 100%. when I connect it to the wall and shows he is carrying. It is not! After one night carrying, he never goes to 70%! The problem is that the IPAD is that it can ruin the battery! when I reset it loads normally! What can I do? be a problem with the update resolves an iPad or ... I use version 3.2.2. and the bigger problem is that I live in Brazil.

Other OS
iPad 3g 32 Giga

Posted: Sep 28, 2010

View 6 Replies!   View Related
Best Battery Charging Practice?
Do I wait for my battery to fully deplete before charging or can I plug it into a charger even if there is still a good percentage of battery power left?I fully depleted the initial factory charge before recharging to 100%~ and now I am at 10% of that charge remaining.I am interested in running the most efficient battery with as long of a lifespan as possible.

Posted: Mar 27, 2012

View 18 Replies!   View Related
IPad: Charging The Battery
i just bought a Ipad a week ago. why does it take too long the charge the Ipad using the included USB adapter. it took 3 hours to get 30%

Posted: May 21, 2012

View 4 Replies!   View Related
Battery Is No Longer Charging ?
I already backed up, restored, and have the most current OS. Anyone know what to do?

iPad 2

Posted: Jul 3, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
My Battery Slow Charging
Battery slow charging on new iPad , when I first got it ,it charged really quick now after 2 hours it's only on 25% were as before it would be charged.

Info:iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 5.1.1

Posted: Jun 3, 2012

View 4 Replies!   View Related
IPad 2 Battery Not Charging?
From last week, my iPad 2 is not really taking a charge (e.g. from 2% to 12% in about 24 hours while plugged into the charger). Anyone else experiencing this as well? Am I stuck with replacing the battery?

iPad 2, iOS 5.1.1

Posted: May 25, 2012

View 5 Replies!   View Related
How / When Charging The Ipad 2 Battery
I'd like to know the right way to charge the Ipad 2 battery. Does it have cycles as Macbook laptops? I mean, once I unplug the A/C power cord it counts like 1 cycle? Do I need to use the Ipad until sleep and then recharge or better charging it in 15% ..10%... Once the Ipad 2 get 100% full charged , do I need to leave it with a/c cord plugged? How is the best way to use it and get a battery working for a long time.

Posted: Aug 22, 2011

View 4 Replies!   View Related
IPad 2 : Charging The Battery?
For example, when my power is about 30% I charge iPad during all night. Can it affect on my iPad with some troubles with battery?

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iOS 5.1.1

Posted: May 21, 2012

View 3 Replies!   View Related
Standby Time And Battery Charging?
I'm not sure if this is normal, but my iPad when plugged in using the supplied charger will only charge to 97%? Also my battery is draining really quickly, my iPad was charge up over night, it's not been used all day but already down to 65%, is that right?

Posted: Jul 28, 2010

View 3 Replies!   View Related
Not Charging When Plugged In - Still Loosing Battery
I have my iPad docked and it is plugged into the charger that came with the iPad. The icon on the iPad says that it is charging but it is still loosing battery charge. It is not even maintaining the charge it has. ? Safari (latest)

Posted: Oct 22, 2010

View 3 Replies!   View Related
Battery Charging/does It Need To Run The Battey Down To 0 Each Month?
I'm reading the instructions on maximizing iPad battery life and they say two conflicting things. At this link, it says that one full charge can consist of running the battery down half way one day, recharging, and then running it down half way the next day.

But at this link it says "For proper reporting of the battery's state of charge, be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down)."

So do I need to run the battey down to 0 each month, or not??

iPad 3G
Other OS

Posted: May 22, 2010

View 5 Replies!   View Related
Battery Charging Timing/when Should Be Charged?
Do you need to charge your Ipad Battery when it's almost discharged or can you charge it at any time.


Posted: Jul 31, 2010

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Unable To Charge/battery Not Charging A All?
Suddenly I'm not able to charge my iPad all! I've tried it plugged into outlets, and also through the keyboard/docking station...nothing!I'm now down to 17% power and very nervous!

I've done a lot of Googling on this but most problems seem to talk about the USB charging...not much to be found on outlet charging problems.Anyone have any suggestions?? I've tried it in sleep mode, while it's on, and when it's completely shut down...nothing!

Posted: 06-26-2010, 06:14 PM

View 11 Replies!   View Related
Battery Charging Time In Various States
This I could shift to a USB vs. straight power discussion but I only am curious about charge time in general.

As I see it the iPad can be charged in three different states:
-Turned on while working
-Sleep Mode
-Powered Down

I am just curious how the overall charge time is altered by these different states. (i.e. does it charge faster if I power it down or just leave it asleep, etc.)

27" iMac | 15" MacBook Pro | iPad | iPod Classic | Apple TV
Mac OS X (10.6.3)

Posted: May 6, 2010

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Use During Charging Effect Battery Life?
I have an iPad wi-fi 64 gb. and so far I am loving it.

My question is about the battery of the iPad. During my daily use, I can use my iPad while it is charged (i.e., it is connected to the wall charger while charged 100%). Does it lengthen or shorten the battery life of the iPad? From the new MacBook pros, I know that you should use them on the charger as much as you can since there is a chip in the battery that regulates the ampere level so that even if it is on charge the battery is not being charged and it won't get old. Does the same thing applies to iPad? Or if I am trying to use it on charge, am I shortening it's battery life?

iPad wi-fi 64 gb.
iPhone OS 3.1.3

Posted: Apr 20, 2010

View 7 Replies!   View Related
Battery Charging Only Showed A 97 Or 98% Charge?
Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this on their iPad...several times over the last week or two, after leaving my iPad on the wall charger overnight it only showed a 97 or 98% charge (I normally leave the iPad on, so it's in sleep mode when it's charging). This seemed unlikely to me, so I would either turn off the iPad using the red slider and then turn it back on, or do a reset (holding the sleep/wake and home buttons until the Apple logo appears). The battery indicator would then report 100%. Strange.

P.S. I did report this to

Mac Mini 1.83 GHz 2 GB SuperDrive
Mac OS X (10.6.3)
iPad 64GB 3G, iPod Touch 32GB 2nd Gen

Posted: Aug 7, 2010

View 5 Replies!   View Related
Not Charging The Battery After Accidental Jailbreak
Long story short,

I came home from a lovely holiday, shot up to 5000 pictures, which most of them were sports photos. I placed over 1800 photos on my iPad, because of running out of memory on the camera.

As I came home started unpacking, my 15 y/o old picked up my iPad without notice, and went to a certain jailbreak website and performed a jailbreak. Before hooking it up to iTunes to sync it with my iMac.

Apparently the connection with iTunes failed, gave some sort of error, and rebooted the iPad. And the iPad has been stuck in the boot-cycle ever since.

In-between the battery has died and eventually killed the reboot cycle.

After hooking it up to power-source the iPad booted up, and repeated the cycle.

Resulting in draining/not charging the battery. And me being unable to get the photo's off the iPad.

I hope you can help me out, this is urgent!

iMac 27"
Mac OS X (10.6.4)
iPad 16GB

Posted: Aug 15, 2010

View 1 Replies!   View Related
The New IPad Having An Issue With Its Battery Charging?
My new iPad is taking way too long to get to full charge when compared to my old one. What are the possible reasons for this?

Posted: 31-05-2012

View 10 Replies!   View Related
IPAD 3, Not Charging After Battery Drain
my ipad 3 has been charging all night and it still shows that red battery thing. When I woke up in the morning i saw that it was stuck on the apple boot logo and then I came back after five minutes it was still there...

After that I forced restarted it and it came back to the red battery screen! I am really confused as to what to do?

Posted: 06-18-2012

View 9 Replies!   View Related
Charging Battery - USB Adapter Has MA Output Of X
It references both 500mA and 1100mA but doesn't clearly state "the usb adapter has mA output of X" and it should!


Posted: May 24, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Will Using While Charging Damage The Battery Life
Will using while charging damage the battery life?

sorry if this type of question offends you and you get all pissy about it you dont have to post anyting but seriously dont want to ruin the battery on this..

Posted: Jun 1, 2011

View 3 Replies!   View Related
Copyright 2005-08, All rights reserved