Battery charge, remaining time. Don't get it.

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Racineur, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Racineur macrumors regular

    Racineur

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    Hello, I'm still learning to master i OS 9.1 on my new iPad Air 2. One thing got my attention. I put the iPad on the charge when the OS tells me to. After a full charge, I get two small straight lines for "usage" and "standby". I've seen numbers (hours and minutes) a few times but most of the time, the lines appear. So how can I know the number of hours and minutes it took to drain the battery. I turn off the iPad each night...in order to save the battery. Plus I don't see a low power mode as I can see one on a friends iPhone 6. I'm running 9.1. What am I doing wrong or not knowing.
    As usual, thanks in advance for your help
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    iPads don't have low power mode. As far as standby and usage times, do you charge up the battery all the way to 100% before you unplug it?
     
  3. Realistiic macrumors regular

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    You must charge all the way to 100% before the standby and usage times will register.
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    1. You will see lines if you restart your iPad instead of battery hours and minutes. I'm not sure if turning it off and then on resets the battery stats as well.
    2. It's an iPad why are you looking for a low power mode? It should easily last you 10 hours of non stop usage or last a few days of average use. Stop being scared by all the ridiculous battery drain posts you see all over the forums here. Not everyone has battery problems with their iDevices.
     
  5. Racineur thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hello an thanks for the informations. Are you telling me it would be better to not turn my iPad off, let's say for the night? And doing so I'd see numbers instead of lines. Not that it is so much important to me, but I would like to know how much time my iPad can make.
    Thanks again
     
  6. Realistiic macrumors regular

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    I have just recently fully charged my iPhone and I tried turning it off and back on. The usage and standby times are still there. It is very rare that I turn any iDevice off.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Realistically you shouldn't need to turn off the iPad regularly. It shouldn't really use up any noticeable battery overnight. If you charge your iPad to 100% and then use it (without you or it resetting somehow at some point) you should be seeing those usage and standby numbers.
     
  8. Bezares macrumors regular

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    Yes, the best thing to supervise your battery usage is not to turn iPad nor reset it. If you turn it off or reset it, the hours-minutes will be deleted and you will see lines.
     
  9. Racineur thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know. Some argue it's better to turn off your device while others think it's better to turn them off. I tend to think that. I will try no to turn my iPad off. BTW, is there a consensus about the On/Off debate.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Don't really think there was that much of a debate about it--mostly people leave devices on unless they know they won't use them for prolonged periods of time or they are perhaps really short on battery life and need to be very conservative with it because they can't recharge in the near future for some reason (and even then the act of turning off and on a device uses up additional battery compared to leaving it on, with the screen off, and perhaps putting it in airplane mode and maybe closing out all apps if battery truly needs to be really conserved for some reason).
     

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