Hows your battery life on your ipad pro?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    How does it compare to the air 2 for example?

    How you found it so far?
     
  2. DaniJoy macrumors 6502

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    just surfing i get roughly 8-9 hours. painting outdoors with full brightness i get 4-5 hours roughly. really good considering the screen size, and processing power. i do wish the screen was brighter. its a bit dim outdoors.
     
  3. SoYoung macrumors 6502

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    Not very good compared to regular ipads. Watching video at full brightness, he battery last barely 4-5 hours for me. If I surf the net with moderate brightness, its almost the same as my air 2 but I still feel its worst. The battery on the pro is my main deception.
     
  4. Dranix macrumors 6502a

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    Well full brightness is a battery killer but I get ofter betwenn 10 and 20hours of usage out of a charge.
     
  5. DaniJoy macrumors 6502

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    wow thats great. i never get more than 8-9 hours even at low brightness levels.
     
  6. PattyMc macrumors regular

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    I get between 9-11 hours depending on brightness, low level brightness I can get a good 12 hours.
     
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  8. Dranix macrumors 6502a

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    So I'm the only one listening to music on it ;) I guess in pure webradio mode I could get it to 30+ hours...
     
  9. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Can't say I've ever timed it but I use it a lot and have never needed to recharge during the day. Only at night.
     
  10. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I'm just living in the dark, but I find the iPad Pro on full brightness to be blindingly bright. During the recent nor'easter, I brought it down to the Coast Guard station to augment the Chatham Light.

    Battery life is not a problem.
     
  11. Leo90 macrumors 6502

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    i get an average of 9 hours including 60% web browsing, 30% videoplayback and gaming; 10% writing with pencil
     
  12. PseudoPacifist macrumors newbie

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    It's good battery life as long as the app you are using is optimized. When I use the YouTube app my battery life is horrible.
     
  13. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    The Pro has better battery life than my Air 2. 13 hours of wifi surfing and Netflix at 50% brightness.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. KiwiAdventure macrumors 6502a

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    I get double the battery life on my Air 2 than my pro
     
  15. moxxham macrumors 6502

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    It's a great iPad, but I just don't seem to get too great of battery life. If the brightness is over 50%, even say, 60%, it drains extremely fast. YouTube or some casual web browsing may make it last only 4 hours
     
  16. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    how is battery life? couldn't tell you. it's been plugged into the mains 99% of its life so far :p
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    The Pro's battery life is not quite as good as my iPad Air 2 but still pretty darn good.
     
  18. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    As you can tell by reading the comments here battery life seems to vary greatly on the Pro.

    A friend and myself got our Pros at the same time and use them for the same purpose (school notes and studying). We have a big test coming up that we've been studying together for 7-8 hours a day every day for the last month (PhD oral qualifying exams). We have been exclusively using our iPad Pros to do that.

    After a while we noticed that randomly one of our iPads or the other would run out of juice first. When one would run out, the other would still have about 20% left.

    We started paying closer attention to "why" and we have come to the conclusion that the culprit is background Apps. The iPP has an immense 4GB of RAM. That extra RAM helps a ton... but one of the side effects is that more Apps are left "running" in the background. One big culprit: Safari with multiple tabs open to "heavy" websites. Even when Safari is not the main app it seems to keep "running" (at least at some minimal level).

    Another big one can be graphically intense games. On the iPP they get left in memory for much longer than on other iPads/iPhones when you stop using them. I'm often surprised on my iPP when I open a game I was playing yesterday and it comes right up like I was just using it!

    For me, this isn't a negative thing: the improved multitasking on the iPP is one of the main reasons to get it! But, you have to realize that it comes with trade offs.
     
  19. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    If I'm using my Apple Pencil, battery life is about 4 hours. Not really happen with this.
    Loved the battery life on the iPad 3, Air, and Air 2 (the mini 4 seems reduced from the 2, but not too bad).
     
  20. beernut macrumors 6502

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    I've only had it a couple weeks but so far
    ~11-13hrs

    -i haven't used it outdoors so brightness is almost always set at the lowest
    -i don't think i've ever gone past 1/2 volume (if that makes a difference)
    -majority of usage is safari, flipboard, watching videos (though airplayed thru to appletv), and bejeweled
     
  21. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    Max brightness ruins the battery. You get like 6 hours. Even at 80% though, I can pretty easily achieve 10 hours of use. I find even 50% bright enough for most conditions excepting ambient light or very bright overhead-lit interiors.

    10 hours will depend what you're doing though - Pencil use or gaming will drain it a bit faster. It's not outstanding, but I can't say I've "run out" of battery life since I got my Pro in November. I rarely drop below 50% and I have it with me all day unplugged.
     
  22. hippo206 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe this isn't as helpful, but I currently charge my pro every night. If I remember to charge it, then I have not once had an issue with it dying during the day. I do come close on business trips with long flights. If I am leaving town I may end the day with <10%.

    I take a lot of notes (20+ pages per day with illustrations), work in productivity apps, constantly listening to music and working on emails. I have cellular and Bluetooth on the entire time. About 20% of the time my be spent surfing or watching something for entertainment.
     
  23. Dranix macrumors 6502a

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    As you can see by your own eyes, the battery stat tells nothing really (for example calculate the usage by yourself and compare it to 'die Benutzung'). The worse implemented ios feature ever...
     
  25. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    do you all leave your pro's on when you aren't using it? Went to bed last night with it on 83% left and at work so next time I look at it will be about 9.30 tonight. To help battery if you are out all day do you keep it off?
     

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