Battery seems to lose power quickly

Discussion in 'iPad' started by patp, May 20, 2010.

  1. patp Guest

    Apr 10, 2008
    Must be my imagination but my battery seems to be dying quicker than usual. I have been Atomic Browser a lot lately and I heard that may be an issue.

    I has my iPad plugged into the charger all night. Woke up and unplugged had 100%. Now after about aprox 10 minutes of use it has dropped down to 97%.

    When i first got it it would take at least an hour before it would drop down to 99%.

    I'm probably worrying about nothing. If I'm being stupid just say so. :D
  2. trsnrtr macrumors 6502


    Nov 21, 2009
    Central Illinois, USA
    I've had my 16g wifi machine since 4/3 and I swear that my battery isn't lasting as long either. Maybe it's just because I take it everywhere and am using it that much; I just don't know.

    I do use Atomic Browser and I have been playing games a lot. Throw in a few hour of reading and maybe my battery is as good as always, but it seems like I have to plug it in a lot these days.
  3. sandyjmacdonald macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    Could be the calibration. You should let your battery run down completely about once a month, leave it for a couple of hours, and then recharge fully. It recalibrates the meter.
  4. patp thread starter Guest

    Apr 10, 2008
    Good idea I'll try that. The lowest I let my battery go down to was around 8%.

    Thanks for the tip.
  5. steel magnolia macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2008
    South Florida/ N.C.
    I agree with Sandy, sounds like it just needs the meter recalibrated. It's so hard for me to let it run completely down to shut off but what I try to do is to let that happen as close to bedtime as possible, then it charges overnight while I'm sleeping! Something about seeing that meter turn red makes me crazy....I'm just strange I guess :rolleyes:

  6. patp thread starter Guest

    Apr 10, 2008
    I am totally the same way. The red meter is the meter if death! Thank again for the tips you guys will try it soon.

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