How long does a iPad Pro battery last ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by max2, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    Longer than a iPhone or about the same time ? Does it depend on how often you use the device ?
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Are you referring to how long the battery will last between charges, or the total life of the battery? Either way, the battery in an iPad Pro will outlast an iPhone battery with regard to time between charges and total life. And yes, much depends on how you use your device.
  3. jamface macrumors regular


    Jan 25, 2016
  4. Macalicious2011 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    Battery life is one of the biggest strength the iPad has always had over a computer. Depending on what you are doing, it lasts for a good 6-10 hours of use. Hence why it's such a great travelling companion. Whenever I use mine I have no battery anxiety.

    With light usage 1-3 hours a day you can get away with only charging once or twice a week.
  5. FeliApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2015
    I've found that with 20% brightness, indoors, and Wi-Fi, using devices for web browsing, Netflix, and iMessage mostly, the iPhone 6s lasted around 8 hours, the iPhone 7+ lasted around 10 hours, and the 9.7 iPad Pro lasted 13-14 hours. The iPad outlasted my 2015 rMBP, too.
  6. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2017
    It is really good, but as others have mentioned, your usage has a big impact. Mine burns through battery way more quickly when I am playing an intensive game than browsing, watching a movie, etc. So if your ipad usage differs from how you use your phone, then it’s hard to say.
  7. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009

    I was thinking the same thing. My older iPad still gets a decent charge on them. Its way better than the older MBP or any iPods. If I watch a movie on my Mac the battery will drop to around 60% vs iPad 85%.
  8. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    depends on your usage

    I pretty much charge my iPad Pro at night even though sometimes it has 40-50% left. I like to have a full charge for each day for the most part. I get a lot of notifications on twitter so that uses a lot of battery I imagine.
  9. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Yep, this. We traded in a couple of iPad 3 (42Wh battery) last year and even after 5 years, battery life on those were still excellent.

    I don't expect the Pros to be as resilient particularly if one uses fast charging but they should still do better than an iPhone. Iirc, iPhone batteries are expected to maintain at least 80% capacity after 1 year and 500 charge cycles, meanwhile that's 80%/1 year/1000 cycles for the iPad.

    Mind, battery-wise the entry level iPads (32Wh) would likely last longest. Those pair huge iPad batteries with low-power iPhone chipsets.
  10. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    As others have mentioned, it really depends on your use of the device.

    I generally have to charge my IPP about 1-2 times a week. If I'm strictly just using my IPP to read NYT app, check email and browse the web, then I can easily get by with charging it once a week. However, when I stream (HBO Now, Netflix, MLB.TV and PS Vue) that is when I'm charging my IPP more frequently.

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