Is this battery cycle normal?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bobright, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    So just curious I just got my iPad 2 and obviously been using it pretty heavily, downloading apps, YouTube, bunch of safari browsing.

    Anyway I heard people on here say theres last 2-3 days before charging well mine usually only lasts a bit over day am I just using mine more heavily?

    I used mine from yesterday morning at %100 all day and now it's at %16 the next day and this morning. Does this sound normal?
     
  2. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Could be due to higher use. Expect 9 hours of normal use. Video streaming would decrease that.
     
  3. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Normal for HEAVY usage.
     
  4. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    Right I figured not bad really if I can go a full day of good usage without charging that's satisfying
     
  5. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    Yep, that's normal. About what I get too.
     
  6. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    I routinely get 12-14 hours of usage on my iPad (original) and go at least a week in between charges. Very, very impressive.
     
  7. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8G4 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I there any way to check your hours of usage like you do with a iPhone?

    Couldn't find it on my iPad
     
  8. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    Keeping the brightness low (below 25-30%, which is fine for most indoor uses) extends battery life nicely. Although if you really used it all day, as in 8+ hrs straight, then it sounds like you are getting about the advertised 10 hrs of life.
     
  9. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    There's not a way without jailbreaking it and tweaking it with iFile or something similar (which is what I did, so my 12-14 hrs of usage times are actual usage times not "eyeballed"/estimated which makes it all the more impressive).

    It's really odd that Apple doesn't have this natively. The tweak is really simple/easy. You'd think Apple would be jumping over themselves to show off the fantastic battery life.
     

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