iOS 9 and iPad: Battery Life

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by MartinAppleGuy, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

    MartinAppleGuy

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    So how are those of you running iOS 9 on an iPad finding the battery life improvements? I know it is still beta, but just wondering if anyone is seeing a dramatic difference yet on their iPads. In the keynote, it was said that the iPhone was to get around an extra hour of battery life with normal use, so it would be interesting to see how that scales with iPad :)
     
  2. estabya macrumors 6502

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    On my Air 2 the first beta was horrible for battery life. Each one since seems to be about the same as any iOS 8.x release. I haven't really noticed any difference after the first developer beta.
     
  3. nerdriot macrumors regular

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    It's not at good on my iPad Air as 8.4 was, but it still gets amazing battery life regardless. I've lost an extra hour or two on mine, but I still get 10-12 hours+ of usage.
     
  4. lionsy macrumors 6502

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    Depends what I'm doing, here's two screen shots at around 50% on an air2 on beta 3 and beta 4.

    All it's really used for is safari and the odd game but battery life is so far better than iOS 8 (except beta1 and 2 they were a disaster.)
     

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  5. stusgt67 macrumors regular

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    Seems good to me! :)
     

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  6. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    I use my Air 2 in the mornings and quite a bit in the evenings and end the day above 80%. I still charge at night even though I don't have to. I use it on average 3-4 hours per day. So, not too bad if you ask me.
     
  7. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    14 hours usage?! What do you keep your brightness at?
     
  8. stusgt67 macrumors regular

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    My brightness is on almost the lowest it can get, i don't like it bright and you get better battery life from this. Also i have auto-brightness on.
     
  9. lionsy macrumors 6502

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    Almost always on the lowest setting
     
  10. sapbasis macrumors member

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    I'll have to add that since Beta 1 battery life is much better. I am in a class this week, so I am using it for several hours. Here's the current status:

    6 hrs 3 mins of usage
    29 hrs 51 mins of standby
    58% of the battery over the last 24 hrs was used by PDF Expert as I am using PDF Expert for the Class material, including taking notes in the PDF and highlighting different sections within the PDF.

    Hope this helps.
     
  11. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    Nice! I try to keep it low but I just can't stand it being so low! Lol. I now have it at 50 percent. Looks good durning the day and isn't too bright at night
     
  12. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    My mini 2 is the same as iOS 8, pretty bad. But I think that's due to the fact that I mostly play games and watch video on my iPad, both are battery killers. 6-8 hours is standard for me, before and after iOS 9.
     
  13. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    How do you know whether Apple has seen it or not? Are you using something different than the Feedback Assistant? Should I be using something other than the Feedback Assistant? I'm running the public beta, and I don't have a developer account so I can't use bugreport.apple.com.
     
  14. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Non devs can use bugreport.apple.com too

    You won't know if Apple has seen it unless they respond, but as long as you send a bug report, it'll be seen eventually.
     
  15. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    Logging in with my Apple ID does not work there. After plugging in my credentials and tapping "Login", there simply is a loading bar at the top for half a second, it shoots across the page and nothing happens when it finishes. Yes, this is a valid Apple ID that I use for iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, etc. And all over the page it says stuff about developer accounts. The very bottom says ":apple: Developer" and the third bullet down for help says "Request assistance with logging in to your Developer Account."
     
  16. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Sign up for free here: https://developer.apple.com/register/

    I did not register as a paid developer and I've been using the bug reporter for years now.
     

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