Battery life question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by RJCP, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. RJCP macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys. I got a new iPad a couple of days ago and I'm happy with it. However, considering it is my first iPad, I wanted to check with older users if the battery life I'm getting is good.

    I've just put it to charge and used it from 100% until it switched itself off. Settings stated 6h45m of usage and 1d3h (I guess) of standby time.
    Is this good?
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Yeah that's pretty good - What sort of stuff were you doing on it?
     
  3. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Battery life largely depends on the wireless radios (WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, LTE), the display
    brightness level, and what apps you were running. I can get as much as 10hrs with casual browsing/reading and/or watching/streaming HD video with brightness of ~50%. Firing up a full 3D game can eat the battery in less than 6hrs.
     
  4. RJCP thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Basically email, YouTube and browsing. Not a lot of gaming. Today I've spent a couple of hours playing mass effect and the battery flew!
     

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