iPad 2 Battery life

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  1. legallegend macrumors newbie

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    I have concerns regarding the battery life of my iPad 2. How much batter should streaming a 1:30 Netflix movie take?
     
  2. iMattcotv macrumors 6502

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    The first time you charge your iPad, the battery will be respectfully bad.

    Just bring it down to 10% or until it's completely dead and then completely charge it.

    I thought my iPad was a defect because the battery only lasted 4-5 hours, but after it died, I left it overnight in the wall, and the next day I used it for a full 8 hours on 40% brightness browsing the web, it finally died after 2:00 am, it lasted 14 hours.
     
  3. EdwardMoffet macrumors member

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    Thanks for that info i just got mine recently and while the battery isn't bad it wasn't lasting 10 hours, nice to know there's a break in period
     
  4. Muscleflex macrumors 6502

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  5. MadDragon1846 macrumors regular

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    I don't use netflix, but mine uses around 10% battery when watching a 2 hour film, streamed from my pc, using StreamToMe.
     
  6. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    15% an hour streaming standard-definition Slingbox via 3G. Surpassed my expectations for sure :)
     
  7. BobbieM629 macrumors regular

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    It seems to me the battery is LESS then that of the iPad 1.. Or I am using it more and not realizing it. I need to check into a battery meter type app to monitor the usage.
     
  8. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    Well in theory it should be slightly less as the new CPU uses more power than the old one.
     
  9. nacho1 macrumors newbie

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    Mine's really bad actually. Lasts about 4 hours even with airplane mode on and just using wi fi.

    The battery to lower than 10% trick didn't really work at all.
     
  10. BobbieM629 macrumors regular

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    That makes sense. I just used to get 3-4 days on my iPad and now I get 1.. If I am lucky it won't die before I am ready to charge. I didn't think it would be THAT big of a difference.
     

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