iPad Pro Ipad pro battery......WOW!!


Floris

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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.
 

Mystro

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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.
 
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jclardy

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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.
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.
 

JonSarge3108

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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.
 

Floris

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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.
Of course it's not stand-by time.. neither is mine.
 

Floris

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

ZombiePete

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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.
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.
 
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Mystro

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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.
 
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jclardy

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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.
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.
 

Mystro

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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.


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.
 
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CC117

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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.
 

davideotape

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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.
 

Floris

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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.
 

ReturnOfTheHMAC

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

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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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Mystro

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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.



 

ApplePhy

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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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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!
 

npolly0212

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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