How's your iPad battery life?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rsted222, May 10, 2011.

  1. rsted222 macrumors regular

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    Mine doesn't seem to be as good as the original. For instance, my son played with it for about 3 hours straight on a recent car trip and it showed 30% life (from 100%). Is this normal?
     
  2. hoanganh macrumors member

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    depends on what app u were using. 3D games make battery run out faster! (about 15-20%/hour, i think!)
     
  3. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    Was the brightness turned way up because of glare from the sun in the car? High brightness is a sure battery sucker.
     
  4. rsted222 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think the brightness was way up


    Good tip
     
  5. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Great. I have everything turned on (push, brightness 100%) and I could leave this thing unplugged for 3-4 days before I needed to plug it in again. Heavy usage at these settings wield at least 6 hours of usage.
     
  6. Rdclark macrumors newbie

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    Unbelievable. I mostly use it for browsing, email, iPod music, a little bit of YouTube and maybe some Angry Birds. Getting 10 hours on a charge, or more. I keep the brightness down. Mostly wifi, but some 3G. I generally charge it every other day.
     
  7. Medium Rare macrumors regular

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    Our battery power drops about 10 % per hour. Seems about right... 10 hour battery life lasts 10 hours. Brightness is at about 40 % + all other unnecessary stuff is shut down.:D
     
  8. Jasmynp macrumors 6502

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    Battery life on my ipad is pretty good. I use it a lot during the day (websites, note taking, youtube, BT keyboard) and I can get about a day and a half out of it without charging. By that time I'm down to about 20%. I usually put it in airplane mode when I'm not using it. That seems to save a lot of the battery.
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    10-14 hours
     
  10. patrickj macrumors regular

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    My iPad 2 is generally stellar, but feels a tad worse since the iOS 4.3.3 update. I haven't measured and am not 100% sure, but it feels like it dipped a bit since that update.
     
  11. club1820 macrumors member

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    how do you manage that?
     
  12. gigemzach macrumors 6502

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    Seems to have improved since the beginning. Absolutely love it.
     
  13. benchlegs macrumors member

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    MIne is great. It was probably the biggest reason I bought the ipad. You just gotta have good battery life and the iPad is the BEST!
     

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