iPad Air 2 Battery Issues

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  1. Brett1203 macrumors 6502a

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    I purchased my iPad Air 2 in October of last year, and lately I have been having issues with the battery holding a charge. When I use it, the back gets really hot some times, more on the right side I believe, and I have to charge it a lot more. Like this morning took off the charger and it was at 100%. It's been on my nightstand unused all day and whe I get home today it's at 75% with literally no use. When I started using it within 10 minutes was down to 67%, so I assume I'm having issues. It never used to be like this.
     
  2. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    What does the battery usage show? Sounds like there are some apps running/fetching data or location etc in the background..

    To be sure if it's a hardware issue, just restore and use as new for a day or two, if it exhibits the same discharge, I reckon you can get it exchanged under warranty.. I'm guessing that this is software based though..
     
  3. Brett1203 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    If the problem persists through a hard reset, it may be a hardware issue. But as Conan86 mentioned, the best way to tell is by wiping the device and restoring as "new" with iTunes. If you take it in to Apple, they'll almost certainly ask if you've tried that yet, and depending on the Genius, may send you home with instructions to do that before they'll examine it further.

    Most of the time, a "restore as new" will very often clear out whatever rogue process is eating your battery. If not, a visit to the Apple Store is your solution.
     
  5. DanGoh macrumors 6502

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    My iPad Air 1 has started to get hot on the top right after updating to 8.3. Disappointed to hear that this happens to the Air 2 as well. I was thinking about upgrading but now I might wait for the Air 3.
     
  6. Brett1203 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I did a full restore, and if I play a game on it within 20 minutes my battery drops around 15-25% which it never used to do. If I surf the net it eats it up crazy quick to now.
     
  7. xymay macrumors member

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    I don't think it's hardware problems. My ipad 4 battery works just like when I bought it 2 years ago. Have you installed any new apps recently?
     
  8. Brett1203 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, nothing new, same as always, But playing a game for 20 minutes or surfing the web for 20-30 minutes neer used to drop the batter 20-30% and the heating of the right side and the screen will dim itself for a bit and then rebrighten tells me something has to be up
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    My Air 2 has never got hot but I will admit the battery does not last as long as my previous iPad Air model. Not a big deal but I do not want the 3 to be even worst! Screw this thin cr^p, lets have more battery!
     

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