iPad Those reporting 12 hours+ battery on their air...

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  1. Guitarpik macrumors member

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    Do you have the screen on the entire time?

    I can't seem to get more than 10 hours. Sometimes a tad less if I'm playing games.

    Brightness just under 50%.
     
  2. tworth23 macrumors regular

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    Amazing battery

    The Airs battery is a beast. I had 10 hrs 38 minutes of usage and had 38% still. Been consistent over 12 hrs
     
  3. ab2c4 macrumors member

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    I usually get 10 hours of use out of my air. By then my battery is down to around 5% left. My brightness is at 50% and I am either surfing the internet or reading a book as my typical use.
     
  4. catalyst6 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting 12+ hours of usage and several days standby. I assume usage means the screen is on. I usually run the screen at between 20-30% brightness.
     
  5. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Usage doesn't mean screen is on. Music or airplay, among other activities will increment the counter too. (Although IMO that's functional usage too, so it should count.)

    Right now I'm at 5 hours usage and 71% battery and over a day of standby. Air seems to be on par with my 4 where 15+ hours was the norm.

    I do keep my screen relatively dim at 30-40%.
     
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  7. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    Screen on at 40-50% brightness and wifi, I'm getting around 1hr 20min for each 10% drop in battery. Usage time in settings can be misleading if the screen is off, but Bluetooth on.
     
  8. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Yep. Brightness is usually turned down to 0-30% on mine, though (normally use the iPad for reading in the dark). With the screen off, I think I'll probably get over 20 hours.
     
  9. dsc888 macrumors 6502

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    I got 16 hours and 10 minutes before it powered off from a full charge! I watched a few Youtube videos and used it for web surfing/eReader for the majority of the time. I kept my brightness to about 40%. My iPad3 gets about 12 hours still with the same usage and it's about 15 months old.
     
  10. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Right now I'm at 5 hours and 43 minutes with 81% battery remaining. :eek:

    Maybe I'll hit 20 hours of usage from 100% to 1%
     
  11. slw23 macrumors newbie

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    Battery is amazing so far, love the Air.
     

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  12. arcite macrumors 6502a

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    Simply amazing what apple has done with battery efficiency.
     
  13. Sh4wN macrumors regular

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    iPad Air has a high battery life dynamic range. If you use it for heavy tasks/ high brightness it's CPU/ display will draw a lot of power and it will probably die around 10 or just under 10 hours. Use it lightly and with dimmed brightness and you should get 12 hours easily.
     
  14. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Brightness and games are the two big power killers. I'd say you'd get 12 hours of web browsing ok.
     
  15. DesertEagle macrumors 6502a

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    I got almost 17 hours on my last charge, and I'm pretty sure I had the screen on for all those hours. But I did keep the screen brightness at a minimum (10-15 %).
     
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  17. SL4VE macrumors 6502

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    use 79% brightness and got just under 13 hours surfing the net, facebook, facetime and playing games like real racing 3 etc
     
  18. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    Don't believe most of the hype you read on here.
     
  19. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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    Since when users are reporting their experiences hype???????
     
  20. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    no clue how long mine will last...i havent had to charge it yet and i got it on launch day
     
  21. Vertigo1 macrumors regular

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    Well I'm now at 4% with 15hrs 3mins usage and 10 days 13 hours standby!

    This is with the brightness around 40-50%, which I find plenty bright enough. Mainly browsing and general app usage split about 50/50 over Wifi & 3G.

    Very impressed with the battery life to be honest. Leagues ahead of my iPad3 which was just the worst for battery usage.
     
  22. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Goes both ways. The Air was barely on the market before we had people obsessing over the display (and probably convincing others their display was bad even if it was fine). Now same thing with the mini. We have gamut-gate around here.
     
  23. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    20+ hours for me, and 30%+ battery remaining.. Seems to fair better than my previous Mini gen1 I had. Of course I consider my usage a bit on the light side, I browse the web, use lower brightness when I can, play games that don't really push the GPU much (Tiny Tower for example). Reading, some Spotify while the screen is on most of the time.. I'm really liking it's longevity. And I have 7+ days of Standby as well on this charge.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. Prof. macrumors 601

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    10+ hours at 51% battery. Not sure if this is accurate, but I'll take it lol.
     

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  25. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Pretty heavy web surfing with above 50% brightness. Very happy with this!
     

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