iPad iPad Air battery drains ridiculously fast

Discussion in 'iPad' started by hellozero, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. hellozero macrumors newbie

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    I have disabled all location service , disabled background APP refresh, disable airdrop. Disabled icloud. Turned off find my iPad, turned off bluetooth.



    And the battery still dies as minute goes by.



    I locked the screen (standby mode) and even with that, the battery drops 1% every 3 minutes.

    This is a lot worse than my iPad 2. They have pretty much the same content (copied from iPAD 2 except that I opt not to upgrade to ios 7 on iPAD2).

    If I leave both iPads fully charged but unconnected to the charger, air will die over night, while iPad 2 will still have over 90% battery left.




    Is there anyway I can test whether I get a defect battery with the air?



    Thanks!
     
  2. Akack macrumors 6502a

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    Take in to Apple and get it replaced, doesn't sound normal and you have a defective battery.

    My ipad air gets between 12-15 hours of usage depending on how much video I play.
     
  3. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Backup and restore as new and see if it still has the problem. If not, probably issues with your backup.
     
  4. ScottW1 macrumors regular

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    Go to "Settings, General, Reset, Reset All Settings" and perform the reset.

    If that doesn't eliminate the problem, connect to iTunes and "Restore" the iPad -- then set it up as New (do not restore your backup).

    If the problem still exists, then it is likely a hardware problem -- setup a genius bar appointment and take it in for Apple to inspect/replace.
     
  5. j.benj macrumors member

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    Very abnormal. I'm getting 15+ hours of battery life on mine. I would definitely take it to Apple.
     
  6. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Right now my battery is:

    Usage 11 hours 57 minutes
    Standby 14 days, 1 hour

    I am at 25% left

    So I'd say your unit is defective
     
  7. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

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    My battery drains a lot faster when my brightness is at 100%, but I usually keep it at 20-40% and I get over 10 hours all of the time. How bright do you keep your screen?
     

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