iPad mini Battery life is amazing so far

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rebelmac, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2010
    I'm on my first charge and so far the battery is crazy amazing!

    Posting a screenshot of what I have so far.

  2. macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2011
    The battery life I amazing on the mini. When we picked ours up at the Apple store on Saturday it had 56% remaining in battery life.

    After being used all weekend it finally died late last night.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    I agree that the battery life is fantastic!
  4. macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2012
    So since its using the lighting charger now, does it charge a lot faster? Because that is what annoyed me about the full sized ones that take forever....
  5. macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2011
    I was roughly 3 and a bit hours to go from dead to 100%.
  6. macrumors member


    Jun 18, 2012
    yeah, my battery on my mini is awesome too!!!
  7. macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2006
    Aiken, SC
    No, it's just the opposite. The mini ships with a 5W charger (same as iPhone), so it charges slower.
  8. macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    My battery life is great as well! Still going strong since its first full recharge on Saturday night.

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  9. macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    I don't get what this article is talking about when comparing the Mini to the Kindle and Nexus on battery life. Check out the numbers at the bottom of the page. They rated the Mini the worse, only getting 6.1 hours in airplane mode with brightness up all the way. I guess the display chews up all the battery if the brightness is up that high?

  10. macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    Finally got mine to die; took me forever. This thing has crazy good battery life!

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  11. macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    Yes battery here is amazing also , I'm glad its as good as ipad 3
  12. macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2008
    But the battery is around a third smaller. So overall I think it still charges faster than the full size iPad even when only getting 5w.
  13. macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    Anyone using a 10w or 12w charger? It's only $20 so I'm wondering if the difference in charging time is worth picking it up for.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    Yorkshire, UK
    I currently have 11 hours 44 mins usage, 48 hours of standby and 17% left.
  15. Guest

    Jul 29, 2007
    I got about 14 hrs of use from my first charge. Mostly web browsing.
  16. macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    13 hours for me mostly web browsing and some video. Excellent battery life.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I would absolutely love to know if the 10w charger will charge the iPad mini faster or if it is limited to only draw 5w of battery. I have no idea where my original iPad charger went (I moved from college to home to another house this weekend and it disappeared). I could swear my iPhone charged much faster using the 10w iPad charger, even though the iPhone is only supposed to draw 5w to charge.
  18. macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    It's been proven that the 5w charger that it comes with will charge it in ~4 hours while the 12w charger will charge it in ~2 hours.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thank you, that's great to know. Looks like I'm going to have to pick one up soon! Although, with this great battery life, I've only had to charge every other night. I just would like it for traveling or when I need to charge it quicker...
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    Incredible battery life.. I am so very pleased !
  21. macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2012
    I like these threads :) I can show off the battery life of my ipad 3.

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  22. heydrew, Nov 8, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2011
    The Internet
    Those are impressive. Not seeing anything near to that on my iPad 4.
  23. macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    Just got down to 2% on my iPad Mini after about 8 hours of heavy gaming use. That's pretty outstanding considering I was playing some pretty intensive games like IB2, NOVA 3 as well as others. To compare, I was only getting about 3 - 3 1/2 hours on my iPod Touch 5g with this same type of activity.

    Does anyone know if the battery life get's a little longer after the first set of initial charges? I'm not complaining about this at all, just curious if the battery get's "primed" and then hits it's peak performance.
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2011
    I've always understood that these batteries show a ~10% increase in battery life over the first several charge cycles.

  25. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011
    My battery feels like the gas gauge on my old hummer. The battery sux. I'm shocked. It's not as good as my ipad3 which IS terrible. And I know how to a battery properly.

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