iPad Air 1

Discussion in 'iPad' started by max2, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. max2 macrumors 68020

    May 31, 2015
    Been meaning to ask this question.

    Is it normal for the iPad Air 1 battery to drain even when the case lid cover is closed and it goes into sleep mode ?

    So far it has been 2 weeks and it went from 100% to 49 % with the case lid closed.

    My iPad Mini 4 doesn't do this.
  2. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2012
    Its normal. iPads are rated with 1 month standby.
  3. max2 thread starter macrumors 68020

    May 31, 2015
    That is weird my iPad Mini 4 doesn't do it.
  4. papbot macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2015
    Unless you put a device into Airplane mode, shutting down all radios, it's always connected to or trying to connect to something, even in sleep. You've got background app refresh, email checks, Messages, all going on. If you shut everything down which Airplane mode would essentially do then the battery usage would be minimal for an extended length of time. If you have a Facebook app then you'll always have a battery drain.
  5. max2 thread starter macrumors 68020

    May 31, 2015
  6. papbot macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2015
    I don't use Facebook for anything so I can't verify what it does or doesn't do. But I have seen more battery issue complaints refer to the Facebook app than anything else. But, again, putting the device into Airplane mode shuts down all radios so the apps cannot connect to anything. But there could still be background activities going on even if they can't connect.

    I had read previous articles that Facebook was going to issue an update to deal with the battery issue but I don't know whether that has happened or not.
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Have you left your mini 4 in standby for weeks to compare? Any device left in standby will lose power over time. That's the difference between standby and "off". When in standby the device is still "on" which is why it wakes up instantly, but that also means it's drawing (minimal) power. In my experience, iPads have excellent standby time compared to other tablets.

    Actually, even a powered off device will very gradually discharge. No battery holds a charge for ever.
  8. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Yes, this is hw it works. The effect is magnified by lots of "background" activity which a lot of these devices probably have turned on without the owner knowing. ;)

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