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2macORnot2mac
Mar 10, 2011, 06:24 AM
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Should the battery be draining when in stand by? Like with in a day or two be out of battery? I always need to completely shut it off or after say just 2-3 days I may be at 50% already. I've tried rebooted.
I haven't tried it with IOS4.3.
Is this normal? Software or hardware issue?



Chupa Chupa
Mar 10, 2011, 06:47 AM
Yes, the battery continues to drain in stand-by mode, just like any other battery powered device. 50% drain in 2 days in stand-by is pretty good. No need to worry.

Bluemeanie1976
Mar 10, 2011, 06:53 AM
Remember that the iPad will still pick up emails, etc, when in standby. It's still connected to wifi, etc.

G77
Mar 10, 2011, 06:55 AM
50% drain in 2 days in standby is not good at all. iPad has 30 days of standby so you can do the math.

Something is wrong (is your wifi/3g turning off when in standby? try to turn them off manually and observe if the draining continues...)

Btrthnezr3
Mar 10, 2011, 06:57 AM
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I haven't experienced near that amount of drain. I can test today's drain and report back.

Julien
Mar 10, 2011, 07:01 AM
...a better question is how can you NOT use your iPad for 2 days?:D

2macORnot2mac
Mar 10, 2011, 07:13 AM
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3G is off.
Good question Julien.
I get great battery when using it.
But two days a go I was at 30%, left it in stand by, came back and I got the red battery screen. :(

Piggie
Mar 10, 2011, 07:15 AM
Turn Notifications off.

Having them on, kills standby battery life.

nixiemaiden
Mar 10, 2011, 07:22 AM
When I first got my iPad I would lose 1-2% in standby overnight.

Now I am losing 10-15% in standby overnight (with no apps running)

I have noticed the battery has been declining since January so I figured it is just because the battery is getting older.

How old is your iPad?

2macORnot2mac
Mar 10, 2011, 07:23 AM
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This morning I shut everything off and I'll see where it is at the end of the day.

2macORnot2mac
Mar 10, 2011, 07:24 AM
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When I first got my iPad I would lose 1-2% in standby overnight.

Now I am losing 10-15% in standby overnight (with no apps running)

I have noticed the battery has been declining since January so I figured it is just because the battery is getting older.

How old is your iPad?

Got it last June.
I've read it might be a software issue, so maybe 4.3 will help.

swy05
Mar 10, 2011, 07:49 AM
Yes, the battery continues to drain in stand-by mode, just like any other battery powered device. 50% drain in 2 days in stand-by is pretty good. No need to worry.

Umm, what?

I can not touch my ipad for 1-2 days and when I come back it'll have drained 1-3% at most.

50% drain in 2 days is absolutely not normal at all.

JRoDDz
Mar 10, 2011, 07:55 AM
Perform a hard reboot.

JohnDG
Mar 10, 2011, 07:59 AM
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Should the battery be draining when in stand by? Like with in a day or two be out of battery? I always need to completely shut it off or after say just 2-3 days I may be at 50% already. I've tried rebooted.
I haven't tried it with IOS4.3.
Is this normal? Software or hardware issue?

Put it in Airplane mode before you turn it off: standby drain will be negligible.

jdg

Loves2spoon
Mar 10, 2011, 08:02 AM
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Should the battery be draining when in stand by? Like with in a day or two be out of battery? I always need to completely shut it off or after say just 2-3 days I may be at 50% already. I've tried rebooted.
I haven't tried it with IOS4.3.
Is this normal? Software or hardware issue?

Don't shut it off, when your done with the iPad just close out the multitasking bar and put it in airplane mode. If I don't use it for 1 day I only lose maybe 1% battery.

azentropy
Mar 10, 2011, 08:19 AM
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Should the battery be draining when in stand by? Like with in a day or two be out of battery? I always need to completely shut it off or after say just 2-3 days I may be at 50% already. I've tried rebooted.
I haven't tried it with IOS4.3.
Is this normal? Software or hardware issue?

No that is not normal. If I don't charge my iPad and don't use it for a day I typically see it drop about 5%.

You have something else going on that is draining the battery. You don't mention if you are just using WiFi or 3G, but one big battery drainer I've seen is if your 3G connection isn't stable and it keeps trying to reconnect.

2macORnot2mac
Mar 10, 2011, 09:05 PM
So this morning I changed the email to manual. Plus I had updated to 4.3 the night before. Left it in sleep mode. 12 hours later and I was at 100%
Problem must be solved. :)