iPad Pro 11” iPad Pro Weird Battery Drain


macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 15, 2016
Hey all,

Picked up a new iPad Pro 11" 2 days ago and got it all set up. Last night, I used it for about 10 minutes and put it on my table with 60% battery left. When I checked my iPad this morning at 10:30AM, it was completely dead and I had to plug it in to charge.

After viewing the battery stats, it looks like Netflix audio utilized 83% of the battery but when I individually clicked on the little grey bars to see what was used at a certain time window, there are no apps active... I also clicked the Netflix to show the activity and the screen on time was only 12 minutes...

I’m familiar with new devices needing to be indexed but I’ve never had a new device drain from 60% to 0% overnight.

Anyone else have this issue, if so what can I do to fix it?



macrumors 604
May 26, 2016
Monitor it. If it happens again then restore & setup as new, if it’s still not solved then take it back to Apple.
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macrumors 65816
Jan 24, 2019
I woke up around 8am this morning and unplugged my iPad 11”, I used it briefly to check a couple auctions I have on eBay, check my email, then I carried it with me in a bag to my mothers house, as I’m helping her install hardwood flooring. I only used it briefly from 8:30AM to 4:51PM “current time now”. But, it has been powered on the entire time, with about 4 or 5 intervals of using it for 5 minutes each time. I just got back home, I read your thread, glanced at my own battery % and saw it tick down to 99% right when I looked at it lol.

My 11” IPad Pro is a Cellular model too, it’s battery life is nuts.

Hopefully you get yours sorted out, because battery life is the one thing, with this iPad that just continues to impress me more and more everyday..


macrumors 68020
Aug 26, 2009
Did you put it in sleep mode?

I like to turn off the wifi connection. In the morning your device will automatically connect to wifi so that you can receive your messages and stuff.

Turn it off and turn it back on. When I got my IPP 10.5 (second one) the battery was draining really fast compared to the other IPP 10.5 I had. I checked my settings and made sure the apps that I didn't want sending me notifications.