IPP 12.9 vs 9.7 Battery

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  1. SSpiro macrumors 6502a

    SSpiro

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    How is battery life for either? Does one have better life compared to the other?

    Coming from an iPad 2. Trying to figure out which one I want to get. Apologies if already asked?
     
  2. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    I don't have a time time but my 12.9 easily gets me through whole day with TONS, as in 60-70%, left. With 12.9 battery life probably won't/isn't a problem. Can't say how it compares to 9.7 though?
     
  3. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    Haven't had my pro long enough to give a in depth analysis, however you would be hard pressed to kill either in one day of heavy use. I watched Netflix for hours on my pro, and it only took away 30% of the battery
     
  4. lisq199, Dec 27, 2016
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    I don't own a 12.9, but I'm pretty happy with the battery life of my 9.7. I'm also coming from an old iPad 2, and I'd say the battery life is on the same level as my iPad 2 when it was new in 2011.
     
  5. jgelin macrumors 6502a

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    Love my 12.9" battery life is literally in the all day span. 10-12 hours usage is what I normally see when using split screen apps and my Apple Pencil. I did notice AirPods seems to be draining them more than anything but that is likely software related.
    Over the holiday I used my iPad to watch Netflix and Hulu and didn't think to plug it in until I was going to sleep.
     
  6. Rina11 macrumors member

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    12.9 Lasts me 2 days in half with my usage mainly YouTube, Netflix and games
     
  7. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502

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    9.7" Gives me all day battery life with plenty to spare if I'm doing light loads. Average anywhere from 8 hours of heavy use to 12 hours of light use.
     
  8. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Consensus is in; battery life above average on either device.
     

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