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Do Some Notice To Take Care Your IPad Battery

Posted By toponscom On March 4, 2011 @ 12:42 pm In Battery | No Comments

You can extract more battery juice from your iPad if you would only take time to turn off some of the services you will not use more often. iPad is built to have more robust battery, however, if you do not know how to care for it, it will be the first to get damaged. Now, here are some of ways which made me use my iPad more than 12 hours… this has already been tested.
1.Settings => Network => WiFi => Off
2.Settings => General => Bluetooth => Off
3.Settings App => General => Network => 3G Off
4.Settings => Locations Services => Off
5.Settings => Brightness => Auto-Brightness => On
For proper reporting of the battery’s state of charge, be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month
Charging your iPad while in certain carrying cases may generate excess heat, which can affect battery capacity. If you notice that your iPad gets hot when you charge it, take it out of its case first.
Take care in dealing with finicky [1] iPad batteries
by Jim Rossman
Since my iPad’s battery is not replaceable, I want it to last as long as possible. I’m trying to not abuse the battery, but I’m reading conflicting reports of how it should be charged to maximize use.
What’s your take?
K.D., Dallas
Rechargeable batteries are great, but as technology advances to bring new types of batteries, there are sometimes new thoughts as to how to best take advantage of them.
The iPad uses a 25-watt lithium-polymer battery that gives up to 10 hours of use, according to Apple.
The iPad is very finicky as to how fast it charges.
The best and fastest way to charge is via the included 10-watt [2] USB power adapter.
Since it really doesn’t look different than other USB adapters, you would be led to believe that any USB port will charge the iPad.
That is and isn’t true.
The USB standard for providing power to a device is 5 watts.
The iPad can charge with 5 watts of power, but only when it’s asleep. If you’ve got an iPad plugged into any old USB port and the screen is on, it will show “Not Charging” next to the battery icon.
Rest assured that when you put the iPad to sleep, it will commence charging but at a much slower rate.
Some newer Macs have high-power USB ports, which will charge the iPad a bit faster, but do yourself a favor and use the included charger.
Apple says to keep the battery away from extreme heat. Keeping your iPad in direct sunlight or in a hot car can severely shorten the battery’s life.
I’ve seen iPads that have overheated and only have a warning icon on the screen about being too hot to run. That’s a situation you really want to avoid.
Apple also says to charge your iPad’s battery to 100 percent and then let it drain completely once a month to prolong battery performance.
I do this for my laptops, and I always let them run until they shut off by themselves, which is safely short of an empty battery. Then plug it back in, charge to 100 percent and don’t worry about it for another month.
I set a monthly reminder on my calendar to discharge the battery.
With proper care, your iPad’s battery should retain 80 percent of its original capacity after 1,000 charge cycles.
Apple does not provide free battery replacements for all damaged iPad batteries. Instead, you will have to pay $99 for the battery alone excluding tax and shipping fee. Another thing is, you will not be able to find [3] iPad battery replacement anywhere else except in Apple Store. Therefore, it pays a lot to do some minor tweaks on your iPads default settings. Do it now before your battery dies.Apple has improved the performance of iPhone 4 battery. Apple claims that , the new iPhone 4 has talk time of up to 7 hours on 3G, up to 14 hours on 2G.

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