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Old Nov 23, 2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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Impressive battery life on 4th gen iPad.



Coming from an iPad 2 and 3, I must say I am very impressed with this iPads battery life. This is only the second full charge since I had the device. Main use from this charge is web browsing, you tube, and the new Rayman game. I don't have any exact numbers to compare it to the iPad 3, but the difference seems significant.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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Wow, that's amazing battery life! I look forward to getting my first iPad this Christmas. BTW, what does standby time mean? Does this time include the 15 hours of usage?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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Coming from an iPad 2 and 3, I must say I am very impressed with this iPads battery life. This is only the second full charge since I had the device. Main use from this charge is web browsing, you tube, and the new Rayman game. I don't have any exact numbers to compare it to the iPad 3, but the difference seems significant.
iPad has been plugged in since the last full charge
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:20 PM   #4
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Yeah, you can see its charging. I took the screen cap as soon as I plugged it in. Not sure why I would lie about how good or not so good a devices battery life is...

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Wow, that's amazing battery life! I look forward to getting my first iPad this Christmas. BTW, what does standby time mean? Does this time include the 15 hours of usage?

Standby just means the time it was not being charged but lock screened and not being used. So 7 days off a charger, 15 hours use, 18% battery.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:28 PM   #5
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iPad has been plugged in since the last full charge
Lol. Good catch.


I've gotten 18 hours so far. Trying to see if I can make it closer to 20.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:45 PM   #6
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Good to know as on my ipad 2 it get 10-11 usage and around 17-18 hours standby.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:56 PM   #7
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Good to know as on my ipad 2 it get 10-11 usage and around 17-18 hours standby.
Is that newer or older version of the ipad 2?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:01 PM   #8
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Is that newer or older version of the ipad 2?
Well guess it would be the older one as I got it not long after launch day when the 2 came out...
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:07 PM   #9
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Well guess it would be the older one as I got it not long after launch day when the 2 came out...
The newer iPad 2 has improved battery life and slightly faster. I've read it has close 2 hours or so more battery. More efficient processor.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:08 PM   #10
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The newer iPad 2 has improved battery life and slightly faster. I've read it has close 2 hours or so more battery. More efficient processor.
I should see a huge improvement when I get the 4 soon then.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:32 PM   #11
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I should see a huge improvement when I get the 4 soon then.
Yes, you should in my case I get 18 hours by keeping the brightness at 25% (auto brightness off), notifications off, email on manual, no Bluetooth or GPS. I usually have multiple apps and browser tabs running.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:34 AM   #12
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My ipad 2 (older version) is currently at 75% charge and showing:

Usage: 4 hours 34 minutes
Standby: 1 day 20 hours

Should get around 18 hours usage at current rates too. I'm an eco nerd you could say so every hour I spend on my ipad is one less that my mbp, with its much higher energy consumption is on

Thats with everything on auto brightness, notifications, email etc. I use it for Internet mainly.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:21 AM   #13
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Yup, looks about right. I am getting 15-22 hours of use from mine.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:40 AM   #14
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My iPad has been running for 23hrs and 58 mins and I still have 42% left.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:14 AM   #15
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Do you guys always keep your ipad on then? like you do with your iphone or do you turn it off when you aren't using it?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:30 AM   #16
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im gettin anywhere from 14-18hrs of usage with pretty heavy game play. standby ends up around 2days. amazing battery.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:36 AM   #17
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my iPad 4 LTE battery life has increased ~ 1 hr over my iPad 3 LTE. while this may not seem like much, that's usage. standby i've noticed it's even longer. i'm glad that apple allowed me to return my iPad 3 even though i was outside of my 1 week return period, the upgrade to the iPad 4 was worth it.

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Do you guys always keep your ipad on then? like you do with your iphone or do you turn it off when you aren't using it?
when i know i won't be using it a lot, i close all of the apps then close the case so it turns off the screen. it uses such a small amount of power in standby that the savings from turning it off for a couple of hours is negligible.

that's what's great about the iPad and why it has replaced my netbook. i could put the netbook in standby but it still chewed through the battery life. under similar usage conditions, the netbook would make it to the end of the work day while the iPad will make it to the end of the 2nd or sometimes even 3rd work day. the one thing i do miss about my iPad 3 though was the iOS 5 jailbreak that allowed me to use a bluetooth mouse and the logitech ultrathin keyboard at the same time. that setup was truly a laptop replacement. i expect a jailbreak for iOS 6 to be out in ~ 3 months time

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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:21 PM   #18
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Lol. Good catch.


I've gotten 18 hours so far. Trying to see if I can make it closer to 20.
Turn off Wi-Fi (no internet lol).
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:30 PM   #19
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:52 PM   #20
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My battery life on my iPad2.

Two exchange accounts running, words with friends, web surfing, reading some books, a little bit of you tube, ESPN Football app, and streaming the news some, using the VPN daily and using remote desktop and some random stuff.
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I find these 18+ hrs claims hard to believe. Are you running at min brightness with zero connectivity? Playing MP3s with the screen off?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:12 PM   #22
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Screen is at half brightness, with auto brightness turned off and no on the music. I've have always had great battery life on my iPad 2. I mostly use this for fantasy football, I VPN into work with it every morning to check on a couple servers and I read and check email.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:37 PM   #23
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Coming from an iPad 2 and 3, I must say I am very impressed with this iPads battery life. This is only the second full charge since I had the device. Main use from this charge is web browsing, you tube, and the new Rayman game. I don't have any exact numbers to compare it to the iPad 3, but the difference seems significant.
15 hours of use, 7 days standby

The reason I don't last that long is unlike you, I don't barely use the thing

But battery is nice
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 06:44 AM   #24
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7 days standby or 2 days, the usage is still in the same ballpark. And yes I average 2-3 hours of usage a day. I guess that's little use to some, for me I'd think that's average. Don't have time to play on my iPad all day unfortunately.

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I find these 18+ hrs claims hard to believe. Are you running at min brightness with zero connectivity? Playing MP3s with the screen off?
I believe it. If its not a normal run down test I'd say the battery drain isn't as bad with normal use. I have brightness around 35-40%. Usage for me would be about 60% safari, 15% games, 25% apps.
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I find these 18+ hrs claims hard to believe. Are you running at min brightness with zero connectivity? Playing MP3s with the screen off?
If they are benchmarking at 13+ hours for video playback, why is it hard to believe 18+ hours for normal things like checking email, browsing the web, etc?

20 hours seems to be the norm for me, mostly web browsing and reading magazines. half brightness, etc.
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