Battery Loss Overnight

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  1. lupend88 macrumors 6502

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    How much does your new iPad's battery decrease overnight?

    Mine, while it is asleep and all apps are quit, loses about 10% a night simply sitting there untouched. My iPhone 4 only loses about 1-2%.

    Is this normal? Thanks
     
  2. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    No it shouldn't lose 10% at night from doing nothing. Probably somewhere b/w 2-3%.
     
  3. lupend88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have brightness on about 60%, push data off, all my apps are quit, and location services turned off. Is there anything else I can do to lower battery consumption? I might just return it, because that is unacceptable if everyone else here only loses 2-3%.
     
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  5. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    Mine stays at 100% for a long time. Way longer than a day. I think it will go 48 hours and still be at 100%. Only tested for 24 hours so far though.

    Wifi On, everything else off.
    50% Brightness
     
  6. bjmach macrumors 6502

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    I took my ipad of the charger at 6am this morning and got to work, propped it up and started running Pandora. Its now 1245 pm here and its still sitting at 98%.
     
  7. Adam-Jobs macrumors regular

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    My iPad 2 never lost any battery in standby overnight. Need to check my ipad3
     
  8. lupend88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is this a new iPad?
     
  9. iMaven macrumors 6502

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    Mine was at 98% and I've been using it off and on (downloading apps, surfing, constantly connected to wifi) for about 6 hours and I'm down to 90%.
     
  10. nparmelee macrumors 6502

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    Are you doing an iCloud backup? Do you have any apps running in the background that might be active (music, navigation, etc.)? Mail on fetch or push? Not everybody sets up the iPhone and iPad the same way so different settings could be a factor in the device performance.
     
  11. lupend88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No iCloud, no apps running in the background, mail is on fetch, location services off, brightness is dimmed. I feel like I'm doing everything to conserve battery and it's still getting F'd. Is a faulty battery a possibility? I know this new iPad uses battery but damn, it shouldn't be this much.
     
  12. iMaven macrumors 6502

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    yep and max brightness.
     
  13. lupend88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    anyone else know how much their battery drains overnight?
     
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    About 10% overnight here. And why does it matter about screen brightness. The screen is t being used overnight. I had LTE on so I'll turn that off tonight and see if it made a diferance.
     
  18. bjmach macrumors 6502

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    Yes. I have had no issues with charging or battery draining very fast. Screen brightness is only at 50% and when its using pandora on my desk I just have the screen off.
     
  19. aohus macrumors 68000

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    that defeats the great benefit of having an iPad. Very long standby time.
     
  20. lupend88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok I just played DrawSomething for about 10 minutes and it went down 5%, from 39% to 34%. I don't think that's acceptable.
     
  21. Dave351 macrumors newbie

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    How much drain would it be to have wifi, 3g and/or bluetooth active (even if they're not doing anything)? I know wifi is quite a battery drainer on my iPhone, even though I have all apps off and nothing set to push.

    Maybe put it in airplane mode one evening and see if it still drains that much?
     
  22. KPOM macrumors G5

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    1-2% overnight. Do you have a smart cover? Is cellular data on or off? I leave mine off unless I plan to use it.
     
  23. lupend88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No smart cover. I have the wifi only model.
     
  24. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    I've found with ios that if you use any location services, you need to reboot to retain battery life. For some reason, even if you're not using that program anymore, the phone drains quicker. So, just do a reboot as you go to sleep.
     
  25. AnthonySmith macrumors 6502

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    Yeah but if you're sleeping it's no use to you anyways. I can understand keeping it on during the day, but when you're sleeping I don't understand why you wouldn't just turn it off.
     

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