iPad iPad 4 poor battery life

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  1. Raiton10 macrumors newbie

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    Hello I have a question for you i have ipad 4 running on iOS 6.1.3 and the battery life si poor It drains 1% of battery every 3 minits it is horrible I have WiFi on and max brightness what do you think?
    Thanks
     
  2. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutly normal 5h with full brightness is :cool:
     
  3. Raiton10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really? I have read all of these topics ipad 4 amazing battery life up to 17 hours and so on so this is normal?
     
  4. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on what your are doing with your iPad. Dim brightness to 50% and you will see 10+ hours of usage.
     
  5. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Most battery tests are run at half-brightness. I can't imagine ever running my iPad at full. But if you like it set at full then you do pay a price in battery life.
     
  6. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    That is horrible. My iPad battery is extremely good. You might want to visit the Apple store soon.

    P.S Didn't read the last sentence. Yeah 100% brightness is bond to happen ... Battery drainer !
     
  7. Han Solo 1 macrumors 6502

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    There are different reports about 6.1.3 not being good on battery life, in other sections of this forum and on the net in general. If you google it, you'll find that there are quite a few other people saying the same thing.

    Here's one sampling.

    It's supposedly affecting bluetooth and wifi connectivity as well.

    I'm glad I'm on 6.1.2. I imagine Apple will sort it out, but you might be in for a bit of a wait.
     
  8. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    Read the post above you! You have a Retina Screen,at Max brightness, both items are sucking juice from your battery. I have brightness at 60%, and get over 10 hours use:cool:
     
  9. Raiton10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I have my ipad at full brightness because of the screen it looks like 80% on my iPhone so that´s the reason it can be of course the iOS version I hate these ****** apple upgrades nothing new but everythink worse I would never install this update but I bought it second hand cheaply so I have to wait I hope they will fix this
     
  10. Han Solo 1 macrumors 6502

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    Commas and periods are your friends, get to know them.

    That being said, if you haven't changed any habits from before 6.1.3, then yes, it's most likely the software version.
     
  11. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    The abnormal thing here is that you set it on maximum brightness. Unless you are using it in the sun all-day long, that must be very bad for your eyes.

    To give you an idea: most iPad users use their iPads at 30-60% brightness.

    Want to adapt to a lower brightness? Use the device at like 20% brightness for a while (which you will probably _not_ enjoy) and than, after a while of using it at such a low brightness, set it at 40 or 50%. You'll than realize that 40/50% is bright enough.

    Also, you can check your battery life at: "Settings > General > Usage"
     
  12. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    is there a way to lock the brightness setting?
     
  13. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    Yes, turn off auto-brightness.
     
  14. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I actually meant keeping other people from changing the brightness level.
     
  15. Han Solo 1 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, smack their hands.
     
  16. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I will interpret your yes answer as a no answer. :apple:
     
  17. Raiton10, Mar 27, 2013
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    Raiton10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I hope, that my ipad is working fine, I have to get used at lower brightness level or very poor battery life.I didn't realize, that normal users use it on 50-60% brightness level.
     
  18. SprSynJn Guest

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    Why not just keep it on the auto setting? That should help.
     
  19. TaylorMatsu macrumors member

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    http://imgur.com/vgUca61

    Getting awesome battery life on 6.1.2 jailbreak. Brightness at 75%

    Lots of web page viewing and reddit/rss feeds

    Some videos, probably about 30-40 minutes worth
     

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