Crazy battery life

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Macatak60, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Macatak60 macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Started listening to pandora at work on wifi Wednesday morning. Listenined about 6 hours. Browsed Internet that night for an hour. Listened to pandora today for 4 hours and been browsing since 9:30 tonight and still at 41% battery life. Any thoughts on this
  2. Battlestar macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2010
  3. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Battery life for music only (with the display off) is 140 hours. I'm assuming your display was not in heavy use.
  4. Macatak60 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2010

    Is this normal? I use it all the time and vie had it since launch day. Ive just never noticed the time and I have now bc I wanted to see how long I cle use it with pandora
  5. Sedulous macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2002
    Same here, very impressed with iPad battery too.
  6. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    I've had impressive battery life too. Not many things I do are processor intensive so I rarely charge out of necessity. Usually I end up charging it when I happen to need to sync with iTunes and just leave it connected to charge.
  7. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009

    Battery life is awesome. I still charge it every night but not because I need to just because I plug it in at the same time as my iPhone 3G because it does need charging every night
  8. p-rice macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    My battery significantly became worse recently. It drops 35% from a full charge just playing solitaire for an hour and a half. :mad:
  9. Cottonsworth macrumors regular

    May 11, 2008
    What do you have your brightness set at?
  10. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    "Not many things I do are processor intensive so I rarely charge out of necessity."

    That's not really a concept that applies to the iPad. Your primary drains on the battery are powering the display (and brightness levels), 3G (if in use) and Bluetooth. Every other action is pretty much in the same range. As I noted above, with music only and with the display off it can go up to 140 hours
  11. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    I plug in my iPad to charge once every 3 or 4 days unless my son "makes" me play a marathon session of Plants vs. Zombies or pinball. Then I have to charge it sooner.

    I never turn it off either. With WiFi off, the battery percentage doesn't move in the ~20 hours it waits for me to use it again. :)
  12. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    I'd trade some battery life for a thinner, lighter iPad.
  13. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Hell-to-the-no. I travel a lot and this is where the iPad really shines. Cutting battery life would make it a far less desirable item. I already have a MacBook Air which I'm very happy with aside from battery life. My iPad more than doubles the MBA's battery life and that's what makes it worth the price.
  14. Ratty macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2007
    Hampshire, UK
    You must be joking.......:eek:

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