iPad Pro Ipad pro battery......WOW!!

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  1. knuster macrumors regular

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    just passed the 10 hour usage mark (internet,mail,games,apps,a movie,...)with everything turned on and screen brightness at about 75% and i still have 31% battery left....very impressed!
     
  2. knuster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Passed the 12 hour usage with 16% battery left.....
     
  3. Floris macrumors 68020

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    That's actually worrying me. My iPad Air 2 I use for daaaaays in a row for FaceTime, Netflix, browsing, mail, social networks, .. I do not charge it for days. My phone gets 15+ hours easily.
     
  4. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    hm.. some review sites actually rated the Pro to have equal if not worse battery than the iPad Air 2..
     
  5. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    I start my (officiall) battery test today with my Pro. My informal usage test yesterday looks like it's going to be even better then my Air 2.
     
  6. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    This is usage time (screen on, actively interacting), not standby. My pro is blowing my air 2 out of the water, I used to get 8 or so hours with it. This iPad is at 4 hours usage and 75% battery right now.
     
  7. JonSarge3108 macrumors regular

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    I'm at 4 hours and down to 53%... not been fully discharged and topped up yet I don't know if that makes a difference.
     
  8. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Of course it's not stand-by time.. neither is mine.
     
  9. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    Your phone gets 15+ hours of screen on time? Gonna have to ask for proof or I declare shenanigans.
     
  10. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Maybe I just don't understand what you consider on-screen,
    What I consider stand-by is when people wake up at 100%, put it in their pocket, make a few calls throughout the day, check facetime once an hour but the phone is basically on standby in their pocket, not being used.. versus my stand-by where it's in standby next to my bed when i am asleep. The rest of the time it's doing things, when i use it, like right now, when i am on a facetime call while browsing these forums. Uploading the recorded videos from this morning to youtube. And yeah, it will also be in my pocket. But after a day of using it, a handful of hours of not using it while i sleep, and another day of using it.. it's been used 15+ hours. guaranteed.
     
  11. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    Yeah you're talking apples and oranges; go to Settings > Battery and scroll to the bottom. Usage is how much time your phone was actually being used (screen on time, though that is an older and not necessarily accurate term), and Standby is how much time your phone was away from the charger. 15 hours away from a charger with mild to moderate use isn't at all uncommon.
     
  12. Mystro, Nov 14, 2015
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    Here is my initial Pro battery test. I always test with the same internet Netflix movie and display settings.

    iPad Pro:
    A loss of 11% per 90 minutes of Netflix play. Loss of .1222% per minute of use. 7.333% a hour. Total of 12.2 hours of Netflix play. This is with screen and volume set at 50%. Location services are on.

    This mirrors my iPad 3 battery life and what I have tested is the gold standard of battery life for a tablet.
    This is very impressive considering it's driving 4 speakers sounds louder than all the other tablets and it's brightness is brighter than all the other tablets set at 50% brightness. In the real world, I would set it to 40ish % and volume lower and get considerably better battery life.


    To put this into perspective here are a few other tablets and how they performed in the similar test.

    Samsung Tab S 10": loss of 23% per 90 minutes giving it a 6.52 hour Netflix play time.
    Lenovo Tab 2 A10: loss of 17% per 90 minutes giving it a 8.82 hour Netflix play time.
    IPad 3: loss of 11% per 90 minutes giving it a 12.2 hour of Netflix play time.
     
  13. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    The phone sitting next to your bed doing nothing is standby time, which isn't really an issue for an iPad. If you count it that way my iPad Pro has been running for 24 hours+ and is still at 70% battery.

    When everyone talks about battery life for a phone it is active usage - playing audio, playing video, reading, browsing the web, etc. Actively using the device. So two minutes of checking email, then putting the device away for ten minutes and then checking email again for two minutes is 4 minutes of usage, not 14.
     
  14. Mystro, Nov 14, 2015
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    Mystro macrumors 6502

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    Yup,

    This is why it's easier to test using a controlled standard like a 90 minute Netflix movie. That is a constant usage use.


     
  15. CC117 macrumors 6502

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    I've got 1 hr 51 mins usage and down to 88%. Which is about right. Nothing to get excited about. Just glad it's on par with my Air 2.
     
  16. Badrottie Suspended

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    Sure I believe you...
     
  17. davideotape macrumors 6502

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    I may have an issue with mine. Charged it all day, came home from work at 100%, used it for light browsing off and on all night and fell asleep around midnight and used it a bit this morning until it was at 5%. Total hours maybe 6-7? Ill do something a bit more scientific this weekend, but so far im disheartened by it.
     
  18. Floris macrumors 68020

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    This is all very interesting, thanks for explaining or .. a bit more info.
    I like the idea of properly testing this, and still doing it real life scenario.
    When the schedule is a bit less, I will keep it busy for 4 hours, or more, and see what comes up. Maybe getting closer to the onscreen time you're referring to. That said, I do still stand by the way I use the device a lot, it's not stand by and forgotten, and I mean netflix, skype, facetime, browsing, reading, gaming, etc. And I certainly don't need to charge it daily. The same with the phone. Which I use even more.
     
  19. ReturnOfTheHMAC macrumors newbie

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    The battery is probably fine, just the software is not calibrated. A full battery cycle should fix the issue.
     
  20. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    image.jpeg

    This is from yesterday; day two of having the device and after the first full overnight charge.
     
  21. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    I know 12-14 hours is obtainable with the screen display at 40% on the Pro.


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  22. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    16+ hours of use. Settings: LTE on, auto-brightness, few apps allowed background refresh, super minimal notifications (don't like them popping up on my iPad), Bluetooth off so results may change when Apple Pencil arrives, used 95% on WiFi at home.
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  23. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    At 42% screen brightness, location services on as normal, I am only loosing 10% of battery life for every 2 hours of Internet use.

    42% brightness in our well lighted media room looks like 60% brightness with my Air 2 so I don't even feel like I am making any performance sacrifices for outstanding battery life. At this rate, the Pro will outperform any battery life from any tablet I have ever owned.



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  24. ApplePhy macrumors 6502

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    7hrs and 56 min usage, and I'm sitting at 55% battery left. Looks like pretty close to your battery usage...

    16 hrs of use is simply amazing if you think about it.

    BTW: the picture of your child(?) holding your iPad pro that you posted in another thread is probably the best example showcasing the ginormous nature of this device I've seen to date!
     
  25. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    Mines at 10 hours and 2 minutes of usage and 51 hours and 34 minutes of standby.
    Haven't charged since I got it Friday, have had it at 100% brightness for the past hour or so just to kill the battery to get a full overnight charge in so it doesn't die on me tomorrow
     

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