iPad 2 Battery life

Discussion in 'iPad' started by legallegend, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. legallegend macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    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


    Jun 22, 2010
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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

    Mar 19, 2011
    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

    Jan 26, 2010
  5. MadDragon1846 macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2011
    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

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    15% an hour streaming standard-definition Slingbox via 3G. Surpassed my expectations for sure :)
  7. BobbieM629 macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2011
    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


    Jan 4, 2009
    Well in theory it should be slightly less as the new CPU uses more power than the old one.
  9. nacho1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2011
    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

    Mar 25, 2011
    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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