iPad mini Battery life and 6.0.2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Abecedario, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Abecedario
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    Hello, I got my ipad mini a few days ago and one of the first things I did was update it to 6.0.2, I read that the battery was supposed to last 10 hours while watching videos and right now I'm not even close to that, yesterday I started watching the dark knight rises, full bright and wifi on, I was at 60%, 2 hours and 40 minutes later when the movie ended I was at 11%, about 50% in 2 and a half hours, or 100% in 5 hours, more or less.

    I've been reading that 6.0.2 is literally draining the batteries, I can't really tell wether this is true or not because I don't know what it was like before, but It would definetely explain this.

    So, do you notice any difference since you updated to 6.0.2?
     
  2. Batavian
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    At full brightness, battery life will be much less.
     
  3. Abecedario
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    So what bright it is when they say 10 hours?
     
  4. Tortri
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    On 6.0.1 iPad mini watching dark knight rises hd from iTunes. Brightness around 50% it did not drain that fast for me. Actually I remember I was surprised how little battery it used. But again brightness was at 50% if you used full brightness for that long that sounds about right.

    Edit: also close out apps in the background helps a little too.
     
  5. ManicMarc
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