IPad Air batter drains 1% every 10 seconds

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  1. GizmoDVD macrumors 65816

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    Any idea on a fix or is the battery just dead? It's out of warranty so I fear Apple will charge me $100 for a new battery.
     
  2. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

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    Check you location settings before you give up. I had a similar problem where all of a sudden my iPad Air had terrible standby time where it used to be really good. At first I thought my battery had just gotten old really quickly but then I found out that the Google News app was polling location constantly in the background (or something like that). By disabling background location services for that app I solved my battery issues.

    I guess my point is it could be an app, so start there first.
     
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  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    It dies in a minute and a half from fully charged?
    If it is the battery, they might cover it under warranty anyway if it's really so bad. Worth a shot.
     
  5. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    Standard troubleshooting: First, rule-out software/settings as the cause:
    Settings > Battery - see if there's an app sucking up an unusual amount of battery. If so, force-quit that app, and see if the issue returns. If you don't find a particular app, restart and/or reset the iPad.
    If you can't find a particular app/setting at fault, backup the phone and restore iOS.

    Apple won't charge you for a new battery unless you need a new battery. They can run diagnostics to determine the condition of the battery (at either the store, or if you call AppleCare) - they won't charge for diagnostics.
     
  6. joeblow7777, Jun 2, 2016
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    How is that even possible?
    I can't think of any app or setting that can fully drain an iPad battery in just over 15 minutes! That battery is for all intents and purposes not holding a charge. It needs to be replaced.
     
  7. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    The odds are that you're right. I just have this thing about jumping to conclusions when there are simple things to check that don't cost $100.
     
  8. iMasterCheesus macrumors newbie

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    Backup and try resetting it. If problem occurs when completely reset, (do not restore from backup) the battery is definitely the cause.
     
  9. GizmoDVD thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Did a full reset and restore. Still draining it dry in about 20-30 minutes of nothing but homescreen looking n
     
  10. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    How many battery cycles does the Air have?

    If you have a high amount you might have worn out the battery.
     
  11. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    I'd suggest getting Battery Life and seeing what it reports... It is free...

    Battery Life: check internal battery statistics by Robert Tkotzyk
    https://appsto.re/us/zeBBab.i
     
  12. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    If it has a low cycle count and it's not holding a charge, Apple may cut you a break even if it's out of warranty.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    If using 1% every 10 seconds you iPad would have to be getting hot! OR, you battery is very bad and has little capacity left. If it is not getting hot I would say your battery is kaput!

    Batteries do not last forever so the choice is to replace the battery or whole device.
     
  14. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    I have never had an iPad long enough to wear the battery out completely--does Apple still do the thing where they just charge you for the battery replacement but essentially swap out the whole iPad? I know they used to do that with the original model in 2010.
     
  15. riviera74 macrumors member

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    Take it from somebody who has seen the same thing with notebooks: replace the battery because that battery is dying a slow painful death. How Apple will handle this is up in the air.
     
  16. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Uninstall the Kill My Battery app. Problem solved.
     
  17. GizmoDVD thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Going to take it on today to have them look it over. I've never seen a battery die so damn quickly.
     

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