iPad Pro Battery Life as a reader 9.7"?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by anoobis, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. anoobis macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2012
    Hi - curious what people think on how long I could use an iPad 9.7" pro as a PDF reader outside on one charge, no WiFi?

    I'm going to be camping a few days and want to read in the mornings. Trying to calculate how many books I will have to bring in addition to the iPad.

    I don't need a high brightness.

  2. bluej3 macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2017
    It will last for atleast three days for sure if you are gonna use it in the mornings without wifi. I have ipad pro 9.7 too. I mostly use it on wifi but i have used it as a reader as well. Battery life is very good. My personal thought is you can take 3 books along with you.
  3. anoobis thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2012
    Thanks. I'm hoping to get 10 hours.

    I just did a test where I left the screen on a PDF, low-medium brightness, no WiFi, swiped every now and then and used 7% in one hour. So maybe I'll get 14 hours. Not sure how CPU intensive the scrolling through pages is - should be the only difference vs my test.
  4. bluej3 macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2017
    It is good you tested it. Let me know how long it lasts in the camp. Have a good camping and reading!
  5. ckeck macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2005
    Why not just get a small battery bank? I'm sure you can use it well beyond this one camping trip.
  6. FeliApple, Aug 9, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017

    FeliApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2015
    Without intensive use (Heavy apps/games, High brightness), my Pro 9.7 has easily reached 14 hours. As a PDF reader, on 20-30% brightness? I think you will reach 14 hours without much trouble. Higher brightness I don't think so, but I don't know. I use my iPad indoors only.
  7. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2016
    Central Missouri

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