Can I Leave My Tablet on All the Time?

Last Updated on August 8, 2022 by Ernest

You can leave your tablet on all the time, that’s one of the benefits of owning a tablet/ipad, to have immediate access to the web, your contacts, and all the apps. 

These days leaving a tablet on all the time is not an issue, the new generation devices have built-in circuit boards that allow them to stay on all the time and it’s no problem to leave your tablet plugged in all the time.

Battery usage is the most important aspect of leaving your tab on all the time. The more you let your tablet run or keep it on, the more it drains out your battery. Leaving your tablet on all the time won’t damage your battery nor it will make your iPad overheat.

Can I Use My Tablet While Charging?  

Of course, you can use your tablet while charging it but the explanation is much more complex. 

With the new generation, tablets/iPads now have built-in circuit boards that prevent the devices from overheating and overcharging. You might feel that the devices get a little hot while charging, but that’s just natural, it shouldn’t and won’t get to the point when it can cause damage.  

Heat is an extreme enemy of Lithium-Ion batteries and it will stop automatically when it reaches 100%, so there’s no reason to unplug it. 

Can My Tablet Get Overcharged?

Thanks to modern technology, you do not have to worry about your tablet getting overcharged. The charging of your tablet stops at 100% automatically. Once the device recognizes it is fully charged, it stops charging itself.  

While the fear of overcharging your batteries does not exist anymore, it is still advisable to turn off your charger once the device is fully charged.  

At What Percentage Should I Charge My Tablet?

It really depends upon you, but you do have a choice of where to stop. Ideally, you should be looking to charge your tablet somewhere between 80%-90%. It is of course also plausible that you would want to top-off your charging at 100%, but charging your tablet around 80% gives you more productive time.  

It is also good for your battery to be charged around the 80%-90% mark as you don’t have to wait around for the battery to be fully charged. 

If you want to prolong the battery life of your device it’s recommended by battery authorities to regularly discharge your battery completely before charging your device, which will result to a longer battery life span. 

Do Tablets Charge Faster When Turned Off?

YES. There is no other answer to it. You would wake up from a goodnight’s sleep refreshed and so would your tablet. You would wake up cranky and will affect your performance if your sleep is disturbed every few minutes or hours and so would your tablet’s performance decline if kept using while it charges and rests.

Just turning your tablet off completely when charging helps a lot. When kept turned off, the tablet charges faster and better. It’s not rocket science. Another useful way of charging your tablet is keeping it in airplane mode instead of turning it off. 

There’s nothing draining the battery e.g. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Apps.

How Do I Make My Tablet Battery Last Longer? 

There are many ways you can make your battery last longer. Sometimes you can’t do anything about it and the battery will malfunction due to error by manufacturer. 

1. Dim Your Tablet’s Brightness 

For starters, dim your brightness when not needed. You do not need to keep your brightness at full tilt in the dark or even when the surroundings are bright. Keep the brightness at around the medium mark normally.

2. Disable The Notifications 

Another useful hack is disabling the notifications, pop-up notifications are not only annoying but also battery draining when not disabled. Also, close all the unneeded apps in the background. These apps will keep running and keep draining your battery.

3. Turn-Off Auto Updates

One specific thing you can do is turn off auto-updates. Auto-updates will drain your battery faster than anything else. Not to mention heating up your battery. Auto-updates deal a double blow to your battery so it is sound to turn off auto-updates and keep it on manual at your discretion.

4. Routine Charging Habit

One last thing you can do is keep a sound charging habit. If you schedule a proper charging habit then the battery will get used to a certain way of charging. Putting a schedule on charging your battery will also help as it decreases or limits the chances of you overcharging the battery to compensate for the draining of the battery. 

You can read all about iPad Battery Life here. 

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