Hows your iPad 3 battery life?

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  1. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone else noticed their battery on the new iPad is draining a little faster than you expected? Could just be me playing about with the thing most of the day, but even when just in Pages typing, the little percentage in the corner seems to drop quite quickly
     
  2. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    When I opened it this morning, I was actually at 100% battery. After downloading 10+ apps and playing with it non-stop for about 3 hours, I'm at 65%. I'm pretty sure it's just we are all using it a lot right now.
     
  3. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    I'd say judge the battery after more than just a few hours of use, you can't tell crap from a few hours of one mornings use. :rolleyes:
     
  4. sartios macrumors member

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    Picked mine up at 10am its now 18:10 pm and I've got 11% left, I've used it all day non stop, fantastic battery!

    Oh and when I got it it was on 76%
     
  5. shamash macrumors 6502a

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    Downloading and playing with apps nonstop for 3 hours taking you to 65% is normal. The advertised battery life is 10 hours and it takes a bigger hit when downloading things.
     
  6. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    You probably need to observe for more than 24 hours to make a judgement.
     
  7. efyou macrumors regular

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    Judging by these reports, it appears the iPad has about a 10-hour battery life which is about the same as previous iPads and other tablets.
     
  9. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a

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    Interestingly, I have my iPad plugged into my iMac while restoring from the cloud. It shows the charging icon, but the battery is actually slowly draining. Can USB charging not charge it fast enough to counter use? :confused:
     
  10. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    I have been getting 2-3 days from my new ipad. Sometimes, with no use, it is still good 4-5 days later.
     
  11. Blakjack, Mar 16, 2012
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    Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    U cant charge an iPad using your computer.

    EDIT: Some computers wont charge an iPad.
     
  12. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    I don't have the percentage showing next to my battery. Otherwise I would obsess over it.
    But I will say it seems to be going down at the same rate my iPad 2 did.
     
  13. LeahM macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using mine pretty much non stop since 9am and I got it last night at 12 (87% battery)

    I still have 27% left. I'd say that's pretty good.
     
  14. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a

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    I used to charge my iPad 2 and iPad 1 from my iMac at work all the time.
     
  15. CSpackler macrumors regular

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    You can, but it will be much slower than the wall charger.
     
  16. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Ok. My bad. My computer at home just wont. My PC is a weak little turd.
     
  17. bwrairen macrumors 6502

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    Incorrect.
     
  18. DaQuickPG macrumors member

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    I used it for 5 hours, mostly browsed and downloaded 20 apps, played Gta , video chat 40 minues, pandora for an hour and I have 25% left from 92% when I turned it on.
     
  19. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Well, I'm going on 6 hours since I first got it, and it's been plugged to the wall all this time waiting for an iCloud restore to finish. So far, battery is AWESOME! :p
     
  20. gatorknight904 macrumors 6502

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    I am seeing the same thing. I had my new iPad on the charger using a wall outlet. The battery was decreasing while i was using it....:confused::confused:
     
  21. 100Teraflops, Mar 16, 2012
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    100Teraflops macrumors 6502a

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    I think trying to predict battery life after a few hours of use isn't a good idea. Like others stated, wait a few days, if not weeks then pass judgment. But, it's nice to read and compare your unit to another. Also, my iPad had 77% battery life when I started to use it and after 4 hours, it decreased to 63%. Not bad in my book. :)
     
  22. Yggbert macrumors regular

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    Mine has gone down by about 15% in 3 hours, lots of installing apps and syncing so not really normal use, still impressive to me. :)
     
  23. drb1992 macrumors 6502

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    Like other people have stated, it's probably because we are playing around with them so much, but once we start using them how we normally will, the battery should last a lot longer.
     
  24. Paulywauly thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah i spotted this too when doing my initial sync, both from my iMac (a late '09 with high power ports) and then later from the wall outlet. Part of the reason i started the thread, i was concerned they'd sent me a bad one!

    Although this does make sense if you think about it. The battery is 70% larger, but reportedly gets the same battery life as the previous iPad. This means the actual power drain when is use is that much higher
     

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