How do Apple retail stores test iPad batteries?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by KillerTree, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. KillerTree macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2008
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    My iPad seems to hold its charge way worse and it's still under warranty. How does Apple test to see if I'm qualified for a free battery replacement?

    I'm asking this because I don't want to drive 1 hour and 20 minutes to be told I'm not qualified.
  2. rworne macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2002
    They have a diagnostic software suite that reads logged battery info off of the iPad.
  3. Muscleflex macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    i kinda feel the same about my ipad. before, it used to take 30mins before it drops from 100% to 99% but now, it takes 10mins and it doesnt seem to last long. and i dont really use my ipad much. just web browsing on about 25-30% brightness.
  4. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    You realize that 10 mins per 1% is still well above the advertised 10 hr battery life? They're not going to give any refunds or replacements for that.
  5. omicron macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2011
    They actually use a voltmeter as well as diagnostic software when I took my iPhone 3G in one time to have the battery checked.
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Why not just have AppleCare do the repair via shipping it in (at no cost to you), vs spending all that time and money with gas?
  7. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I thought I had heard when the iPad first came out that when your battery goes dead, you get a refurbed iPad with a fresh battery. Is that no longer the case?
  8. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    You asked the same thing in the iphomne forum, but about your iphone. The answers are the same to both questions

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