iPad Pro 10.5" Constantly "Thinking"

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Hi guys - hopefully an easy question for you.

100% of the time when I am looking at the iOS "desktop" or home screen, with no apps open, the twirly wheel beside the WiFi is ALWAYS going. Doesn't matter how long I watch it for, 100% of the time, if I am on the home screen, it's twirling. I have all background refresh globally set to OFF. No apps are open in the task manager. It's a 10.5" WiFi only model. As soon as I open anything or any app, it stops. I don't even have iCloud set up. I am not sure what it is doing for so long, all the time.

It's not affecting my battery life (which is phenomenal) so I am not too concerned, but I would like to know what it is doing and why it does it 100% of the time.

Thoughts? Does anyone else's do this? TIA
 

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Hi guys - hopefully an easy question for you.

100% of the time when I am looking at the iOS "desktop" or home screen, with no apps open, the twirly wheel beside the WiFi is ALWAYS going. Doesn't matter how long I watch it for, 100% of the time, if I am on the home screen, it's twirling. I have all background refresh globally set to OFF. No apps are open in the task manager. It's a 10.5" WiFi only model. As soon as I open anything or any app, it stops. I don't even have iCloud set up. I am not sure what it is doing for so long, all the time.

It's not affecting my battery life (which is phenomenal) so I am not too concerned, but I would like to know what it is doing and why it does it 100% of the time.

Thoughts? Does anyone else's do this? TIA
Is your iPad brand new? Sometimes it will show lots of activity while it settles in. Check in the battery section of setting and see what is using the most power.
 

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Is your iPad brand new? Sometimes it will show lots of activity while it settles in. Check in the battery section of setting and see what is using the most power.
It's Just over 2 weeks old and I've been using it daily.

The battery section looks normal, but I've been playing games lately so my battery stats are hugely disproportionate.
 

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I've seen this happen occasionally on all of my iOS devices. A restart will usually fix it, but I haven't seen any adverse affect on battery even when I don't restart. I assume some low-level process is stuck, or the UI element itself is stuck, and it doesn't usually bother me.
 
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