How is your iPad Pro 10,5” battery health?

nikusak

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According to Coconut Battery, my iPad Pro 10,5” battery capacity is only 91% of the original capacity after 113 full charging cycles.

I don’t think this is quite normal? I purchased this in August 2017. My previous iPad Air was at 90% or so after almost four years of use and well over 500 cycles.

Would be interested in seeing what kind of results others get.
 
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Valbunny

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Unfortunately I do not have access to Coconut Battery. However my iPad Pro 10.5 showed a battery capacity of 91% (before iOS 12) purchased in July 2017.
 

NoWayBehind

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Just tested mine for the first time and I'm really disappointed. it should be around 80% after 1000 cycles, but it's much less already (72,5% which I can really feel in day to day use). Does anyone know if this can be exchanged as a faulty part even if it is older than one year? (Germany).

This iPad keeps having issues, first the bright spot above the home button and now this.

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nikusak

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I would definitely contact Apple. In practice the warranty is two years in the EU. Pretty sure you’ll get a replacement - assuming Coconut is even close to accurate. That kind of degradation for sure isn’t normal.

I took my iPad Pro to an authorised service here and they did some diagnostic check, for free. They can activate it over the phone too from Apple support. You then start the diagnostics from the Settings app and see the results for yourself.

According to diagnostics my battery was 97%, but Coconut showed 91%. Go figure.. battery life definitely isn’t as good as it was on my old Air which was amazing. But perhaps it never was to begin with?

I’ll run Coconut again in a few months and if it drops more, ask to run the diagnostics again.
 

FeliApple

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Just tested mine for the first time and I'm really disappointed. it should be around 80% after 1000 cycles, but it's much less already (72,5% which I can really feel in day to day use). Does anyone know if this can be exchanged as a faulty part even if it is older than one year? (Germany).

This iPad keeps having issues, first the bright spot above the home button and now this.

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I would advise testing the health again with 100% battery. It is more accurate. An iPhone 6s tested with 30% had 53% health (it had 710 cycles, too). I tried it with 100% and it had 76% health. It might not change, though, but it's worth a try.
 
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mlody

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I have couple months old 10.5 Pro and after only 34 cycles the Coconut shows 92% capacity - very disappointed (the battery is charged to %100).

I will contact Apple to see if they have any explanation as this seems to be a very severe consumption.
 

JonnyBlaze

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I’ve been tracking mine on coconut battery, and it’s disappointing too. 77% health (charged to 100%) after 331 cycles. It’s dropped from 85% at 236 cycles in the space of 6 months.

Think I might contact Apple too.
 

tps3443

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can anyone test there 11” iPad Pro with coconut battery? I do not have access to this software, and I am very curious what everyone’s battery life is looking like.
 

MrUNIMOG

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I wonder whether the readings are perhaps just vastly inaccurate for the 10.5" iPad Pro. I've had several replacement units (due to different issues) and all of them had below 95% battery capacity according to coconutBattery right from the start.

With the one I have now (age 99 days, 23 charge cycles), coconutBattery readings fluctuate between 91 and 94 % (around 7500 to 7700 mAh). Something about this can't be right.

(My iPhone X is now still at over 100 % after 112 cycles and 169 days, same with my 2016 MBP the battery of which after a replacement is now 118 days and 42 cycles old.)
 
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rui no onna

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I don't have a Mac so I use iMazing and my last check (early Dec), the Pro 10.5 was at 82.5% with 235 charge cycles.

Reckon the powerful chipset does take its toll as the A10 iPads fare better when it comes to battery.
 

MrUNIMOG

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Reckon the powerful chipset does take its toll as the A10 iPads fare better when it comes to battery.
Or it's just that iOS knows how to properly assess/report actual battery capacity on the A10 iPads, but not on the A10X 10.5" Pro. Because brand new devices reporting 95 % or less, wtf!
 

Richard8655

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All batteries start to degrade even in the beginning, and longer over time at a slower rate. It's more than likely we'll trade-in or upgrade our iPads before the battery becomes any noticeable issue.
 
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MrUNIMOG

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All batteries start to degrade even in the beginning, and longer over time at a slower rate. It's more than likely we'll trade-in or upgrade our iPads before the battery becomes any noticeable issue.
I tend to use my devices for many many years, and keep them in my collection when I'm done with them. Batteries really are a PITA when you're trying to maintain a collection of legacy portable devices in working order.
 
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rui no onna

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Or it's just that iOS knows how to properly assess/report actual battery capacity on the A10 iPads, but not on the A10X 10.5" Pro. Because brand new devices reporting 95 % or less, wtf!
When were they manufactured? Even batteries left on the shelf without use degrade as they age.
 
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mlody

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There must be something wrong with Coconut and how it read the battery health on iPad Pro 10.5. On the last day before my Apple, 1 year warranty was up, I ended up going to Apple store to run diagnostics on my 10.5 Pro, and it turns out that Apple health diagnostics shows 93% battery health only after 193 cycles. Still, Coconut reports between 77-84% - go figure.

I track battery health on all of iOS devices, and this tablet is the only one that is showing such huge discrepancies.
 
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Aydy

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My 10.5 shows 85% after 263 cycles. Manufacturing date of March 2018 but It was purchased a few months after March (August 2018) so around 1.5 years old. The battery isn’t great in this particular model imo.
 
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emembee

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My 10.5 shows 85% after 263 cycles. Manufacturing date of March 2018 but It was purchased a few months after March (August 2018) so around 1.5 years old. The battery isn’t great in this particular model imo.
Mine is 85.2% after 202 cycles, manufactured 11-2017 but Tech Tool Pro shows 87.3%

Wondering if ios13 is making a difference, it does seems to go down more quickly during the day since then.
 

Aydy

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Mine is 85.2% after 202 cycles, manufactured 11-2017 but Tech Tool Pro shows 87.3%

Wondering if ios13 is making a difference, it does seems to go down more quickly during the day since then.
Yeah it’s a possibility, I noticed an iPhone X of approx same age as the iPad is still showing 94%..I guess they are different batteries and probably have software handling things differently etc but the iPhone has easily seen twice the use the iPad has 😏 For whatever reason these larger, slimline modern iPad batteries are clearly prone to age & fail more readily than their iPhone siblings..intentionally or not.
 
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fishmoose

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My battery has gotten really bad. Just checked it in CocountBattery and it doesn't look good at all. Would you guys say my battery is normal considering my rather heavy usage or could there be an underlaying issue? At this rate I don't think my battery will last the year out, which I kind of need it to do.

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emembee

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My battery has gotten really bad. Just checked it in CocountBattery and it doesn't look good at all. Would you guys say my battery is normal considering my rather heavy usage or could there be an underlaying issue? At this rate I don't think my battery will last the year out, which I kind of need it to do.

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I guess its not that bad, it is 2 and a half years old and Apple say 80% should be left after 2 years (500 cycles or is it 1000?), so it looks normal wear and tear. Don't know how much battery replacements are for these devices, I use mine a lot so I expect it to deteriorate. My MacBook Pro (2015) is 85.5% but then it is plugged in most of the time.
 
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MrUNIMOG

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My 10.5 shows 85% after 263 cycles. Manufacturing date of March 2018 but It was purchased a few months after March (August 2018) so around 1.5 years old. The battery isn’t great in this particular model imo.
I don't think it's the battery, at least not that it's performing or aging badly.
Either it's the battery reporting inaccurate readings, or it's iOS misinterpreting those readings, maybe both.
 
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AJB1971

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I’ve just recalibrated the battery in my iPhone SE. I know it’s no longer advised or considered necessary, but I thought I’d share the results.

Prior to recalibration, coconutBattery showed a full charge capacity of 89.3%, that’s on a cycle count of 148. After recalibration, the figure had risen to 95.4%.

I wasn’t able to leave the phone to drain as long as I’d like and I had to disconnect during the recharging phase, so it’s possible that the final results could have been even better.

I don't know if that will translate into longer battery life, but I still think it’s worth considering recalibrating the battery every so often, especially after upgrading to a new version of iOS or iPadOS.
 
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