iPad Pro battery drain

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  1. gerbrian macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a question regarding the battery on my iPad Pro.
    I woke up this morning with 86% battery and left it laying there without doing anything with it. When I picked it up in the evening (about 10-11 hours later), my battery was down to 82%. Is a 5% drain over half a day really normal?
    I already did a DFU restore last week since I thought my battery drain is too high. I have background refresh disabled. The only thing connected to the ipad is my apple pencil. I notice that each time I turn the display on, the bluetooth icon in the corner is "blinking" or "flickerign" for a second or so before it is all white. Is that a problem?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Beavix macrumors 6502a

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    That's the problem. Turn off Bluetooth when you're not using the Pencil.
     
  3. gerbrian thread starter macrumors member

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    Really? Will I have to repair it every time I use it then?
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    The pencil when not in use goes into standby and disconnects from the iPad. Turning off Bluetooth isn't needed.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    The issue isn't the pencil. It's more than likely a background process running. Apps like Facebook will cause excessive drain.
     
  6. donster28 macrumors 65816

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    The Pencil goes on stand by mode when not used, disconnecting itself from the iPad. i just noticed this on mine and posted a thread on this "amazing tech".

    Now, I am not sure if the pencil has motion detection or touch detection. So if it only has the motion detection, putting it in a bag and walking with it might make it stay on. Will have to report back on this later. ;)
     
  7. gerbrian thread starter macrumors member

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    I have background activity disabled and facebook is not installed. I dont know how to check if anything in the background is draining it. The battery menu does not really show that.
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    If you go into settings then battery and tap the little clock face it'll tell you everything you need to know
     
  9. gerbrian thread starter macrumors member

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    I do know that. But it does not show any app with massive background activity. It actually shows no background activity at all in the past 24 hours.
     
  10. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    How long have you had it? Mine took a a week or so to settle down.
     
  11. gerbrian thread starter macrumors member

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  12. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Ok just looked at apples quotes standby times etc and it's 1% per 7 hours if in airplane mode
     
  13. gerbrian thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok I am not in Airplane mode. I am connected to WiFi and to the pencil. I am just not sure if this is normal or if I just go through the hassle and make a store appointment.
     
  14. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    Mine loses a few % points too when not in use (maybe 3-4% overnight or so), although I do have a few background apps refreshing. I also have mail pushed to the device, iMessages synced, etc.

    For reference, I have other iPads and they too will lose a few % points when not in use.
     
  15. iToph macrumors regular

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    I returned the ipp yesterday because I had this display pressure issue.. The new iPads battery just blows my mind!! The battery life lasts nearly twice as long compared to the old one .. So lucky that I returned the old one ...
     
  16. gerbrian thread starter macrumors member

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    I should maybe make an appointment. Not sure if they will do anything since I cannot proove the issue in store.
     
  17. moxxham, Dec 16, 2015
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    moxxham macrumors 6502

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    I have a similar issue. The battery when I use mine drains very fast! It certainly doesn't feel normal. Brightness set at 50%, connected to wifi. Just browsing the news app for 20 minutes can make it drain by 10-15%
     

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