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GizmoDVD

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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.
 

Saturn1217

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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.
 

xraydoc

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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.
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.
 

ApfelKuchen

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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.
 

joeblow7777

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How is that even possible?
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.

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.
 
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ApfelKuchen

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How is that even possible?


I can't think of any app or setting that can fully train 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.

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.
 
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iMasterCheesus

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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.
 

GizmoDVD

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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
 

BittenApple

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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


How many battery cycles does the Air have?

If you have a high amount you might have worn out the battery.
 

Newtons Apple

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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.
 

spiderman0616

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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.
 

riviera74

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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

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.
 

GizmoDVD

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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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