iPad 2 battery not lasting as long

Discussion in 'iPad' started by henchman, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. henchman, Apr 19, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2012

    henchman macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    My iPad 2 battery isnt lasting as long as it used to.
    It used to last all day, until I went to bed, and then some.
    Now, it is almost dead by 9-10 pm
  2. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    Yeah, thats pretty typical of any battery, whats your beef? Batteries don't stay 100% healthy forever, they do degrade over time and use.
  3. henchman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    I've had it a little over a year. As battery life shouldnt drop 20% in 2 hours.

    So no, that's not pretty typical.
    Actually, I checked. It's been almost a year to the date of purchase.
    My AppleCare runs out April 20th 2013
  4. number84 macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2011
    has your usage habits changed? watching more videos, playing more games, etc. agree with above poster though, batteries WILL degrade over time gradually. if you think it's abnormal, take it to Apple and see what they say.
  5. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    playing Draw Something will eat up battery usage.
    as will some of the new fancy shmancy games.

    working on Wifi or 3G? editing and saving pictures/movies?
  6. henchman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    Nope to all of the above.
    Taking it in this afternoon.
  7. qtx43 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2007
    20% in 2 hours is a 10 hour battery life. As advertised. What more do you want? Assuming the battery meter is accurate, which is not always the case.
  8. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    What are your charging habits? Do you let it drop to zero% occasionally? Is it a 20% drop with 2 hours of use (which is pretty normal) or does it drop 20% while in sleep mode?

    Is there anything different with your wireless settings at home? If it's seeking the wireless network actively and not connecting then it will suck up juice very quickly even when it's not in use.
  9. henchman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    Yes, that is for continuos use. Which isn't the case here.
  10. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    the depends.

    the 10 hr battery life that Apple claims for the ipad2 (and 3) is for wifi enabled, internet browsing, some app use(?), and screen brightness set at a certain % (can't recall at the moment).

    if he was just using the ipad as an ereader, no internet, the battery life should be well over 10 hrs. the thing is that the OP hasn't disclosed what he's doing on the ipad during the observed battery drain.
  11. Dkorda macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    My iPad 3 gets advertised life.

    Deal with it.
  12. henchman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    Why don't you mind your own business, and keep your snarky comments to yourself, if you have no useful info to add.
  13. Dkorda macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    Go complain about your crappy battery life to Apple. You asked, I informed.

    Ever heard of a battery half life? Why don't you look it up.

    Is that useful enough for you?
  14. henchman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    Hi didn't inform anything.
    Like I said, why don't you buzz off, and go be a smartass elsewhere.

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