Freaking battery on new ipad

epi117

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Mar 8, 2010
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Been using it hard since friday and still at 19%.

just old habit, like to drain before first charge.

Loving my ipad.
 

LocoStrange

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Aug 18, 2010
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Yea. Been using it for most of the day. Mainly for documents with minor videos and games since 4am. Just plugged it in when it was pushing 50 percent since I wanted to watch a movie tonight in bed
 

feleciadenise

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Mar 9, 2012
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Yea my battery is excellent...I've been recording videos, using the internet, watching movies, AND playing games and I'm at 54 percent. It came with 98 percent...
 

lovespicyfood

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Oct 20, 2011
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My iPad 3 battery seems to be lasting longer than my iPad 2 battery. I don't know if my iPad 2 battery was getting old but this is great.
 

LouieSamman

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Jul 23, 2008
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The iPad vs the iPhone when it comes to using up battery life and charging is a big difference. The iPhone charges noticeably faster than the iPad but the iPad last longer than the iPhone when using it. I guess even though the iPad has a bigger screen which equals to faster battery drain apple didn't want that so they put a huge battery for the iPad since they have plenty of room.
 

UrsaMajor

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Jan 4, 2007
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Not with 4g running. I have it plugged in, writing this with pandora on headphones and the charge is slow... Like 15 mins a 1%
 

Ryo4ever

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Mar 18, 2012
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USB charging on iPad 3

II tried putting the iPad 3 in airplane mode to charge via USB on my MacBook pro. It takes forever to charge. If I'm using the iPad usb tethered the battery still goes down! Was it like this on iPad 2? I never had one before and am used to iPhone charging time...
 

Viper2005

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Dec 2, 2007
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II tried putting the iPad 3 in airplane mode to charge via USB on my MacBook pro. It takes forever to charge. If I'm using the iPad usb tethered the battery still goes down! Was it like this on iPad 2? I never had one before and am used to iPhone charging time...
Use the adapter that comes with the ipad, it puts out 2.1 amps instead of the paltry 0.5 amps from the macbook usb. That's why its taking forever to charge. Even with the wall adapter it can take 5-6 hours to charge.
 

OSMac

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Jun 14, 2010
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I charged to 100% out of the box.

Been using it regularly for a day and half.
Unbelievable I still have 48% left!

This battery seems to last much much longer than the iPad 2 I had.
 

Cloysterpeteuk

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Jul 2, 2010
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Very bad habit for Lithium Ion.
Dont post in a battery thread if you don't know what your talking about. Apple state that it's a good idea to fully drain your battery nice a month to keep it calibrated properly, if draining your battery was a bad idea then why would they recommend you do so?
 

Stealthipad

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Apr 30, 2010
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Charging that bad boy is gonna take forever though. :(
It does NOT take forever to recharge it. Mine went from 60% back to 100% in about 2.5 hours. That is longer than the iPad 2 but there is a penalty to pay for a larger battery. :p
 

Kainz

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Nov 24, 2010
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I've been charging mine from 0% since this morning. With 2hrs 20mins elapsed the iPad is at 44% off a mains charger.
 

xxBURT0Nxx

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Jul 9, 2009
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Not with 4g running. I have it plugged in, writing this with pandora on headphones and the charge is slow... Like 15 mins a 1%
obviously using the iPad while you are charging it is going to drastically increase charge time....

II tried putting the iPad 3 in airplane mode to charge via USB on my MacBook pro. It takes forever to charge. If I'm using the iPad usb tethered the battery still goes down! Was it like this on iPad 2? I never had one before and am used to iPhone charging time...
Use a wall socket instead of the USB in your computer. USB doesn't put out very many amps (~0.5amps at 5VDC) The newer intel models are capable of recognizing that you have an iPad and (if it has the juice to spare) will become a high powered port at 1.1 amps (the same as your iPhone charger).

However, you can charge any iDevice on any charger or USB port because they are all "smart" and your iPad charger will know if it has an iPhone on it and will only put out 1.1 amps so it doesn't fry your phone.
 

quagmire

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Apr 19, 2004
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This is my first iPad and I am loving it. It seems to drain 1% every 6-7 minutes with simple web browsing, Facebook, and twitter with brightness at about 40%. Is that normal? Just trying to gauge what is a good rate of drain since the iPad doesn't have usage/standby times like the iPhone does.