How fast does your iPad battery drain while sleeping with Wifi on?

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  1. lilvenom macrumors member

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    overnight, when i go to bed, I leave the WiFi option turned on and when I wake up the battery seems to drain around 10-20%. Is that normal? could it be because I have push turned on for my contacts and calendar?
     
  2. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    Even your wifi is turned on, when sleep mode you will not receive a push email. So your battery will remain intact. This will apply on ipad that is not charging.

    Your battery should remain 100% on sleep mode overnight. Without charging.
     
  3. mullman macrumors 6502

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    Just a data point.


    I charged mine last night to 100% before I went to bed, then unplugged it.
    WiFi on, one push email account (MobileMe), & one email account it fetches once an hour.

    Battery indicator 6 hrs later: 100%.
     
  4. liavman macrumors 6502

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    My data point is similar to mullman's. But I have a similar problem to the OP's if I turn on my corporate VPN.
     
  5. lilvenom thread starter macrumors member

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    hmm... maybe i should do a reset and test my iPad again... something don't seem right.
     
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  7. mullman macrumors 6502

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    Not true.
    I hear mine beep through the night receiving email.
     
  8. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    are you sure this is true? if I remember right, I hear push notifications from my Words With Friends app when its in sleep mode.
     
  9. magillagorilla macrumors member

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    I have found that the battery indicator "hangs" on 100% longer than any other number, meaning that the 100% charge figure appears to be a bit rigged.

    In terms of the OP's original question, my pad usually drops around 5% overnight with push turned off.
     
  10. surefooted macrumors newbie

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    I just did this last night and mines dropped 6%.
     
  11. ellenm macrumors member

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    My battery definitely discharges faster with push on. I turned it off and did fetch manually for email and my battery stayed at 100%. With push on and push email it drops about 10% and during the day I notice it drops quickly, getting between 6 and 7 hours of battery life rather than the wonderful battery life people write about. I do get a lot of email though and I think that is what causes the big drain so no push email for me, fetch instead.
     
  12. thrill5one6 macrumors regular

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    Mine lasts 48 hours with moderate use throughout the day.
     
  13. tinetwork macrumors newbie

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    push will definitely drain your battery faster. i don't use push on my iPad or iPhone anymore. It makes a huge difference.
     
  14. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

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    I keep Push on.

    Maybe 1-2% while sleep.

    And I get about 8-12 hours of solid usage depending on what I'm doing.
     
  15. IronLogik macrumors 6502

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    I get new mail sounds for my GMail account (activesync) at the same time my phone gets it (within 1-2 seconds) when the screen is off and locked.

    So it certainly appears to be pushing just fine.

    I get less than 1% battery loss at night with mobileMe and GMail(activesync).
     
  16. wilycoder macrumors 6502

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    same here
     
  17. anguyenn macrumors member

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    Bumping, even with push off - it appears to still drain a good 5-8% overnight (8 hours-ish), is this the norm? Note that there are no other notification apps.
     
  18. DrIgg macrumors member

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    ditto
     
  19. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    I could have both WIFI and 3G turned on, exchange push on, IM push on, and there is hardly any difference at all in the morning. I am sure it is using something, but not long enough for it to make a noticeable difference on my device.
     
  20. buntyhong macrumors newbie

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    My iPad drained away my battery while it was off about 30% (10 hours)

    I turn off all notifications. fetch mail set at 15 minutes, Wifi off too.

    anyone knows what is wrong?
     
  21. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Even your wifi is turned on, when sleep mode you will not receive a push email. So your battery will remain intact. This will apply on ipad that is not charging.

    Your battery should remain 100% on sleep mode overnight. Without charging.



    Emails ARE pushed to the device regardless if it asleep or awake...unless u have PUSH set to FETCH in Settings.

    It is normal for the battery to reduce slightly overnight. Perhaps 5-8% is normal. Depends how long you sleep really doesn't it.
     
  22. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    When my iPad was new it would drop 0-1% overnight. Now that I have had it for a couple of months it drops 5-6%. The only difference is that I have we rule sending push notifications but I am not sure how many I get as when I wake up in the morning I only see one no matter how many were sent.
     

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