What is Your iPad Battery Life Like Now?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by NebulaClash, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. NebulaClash macrumors 68000

    NebulaClash

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    I got one of the original batches of iPads made, so mine has been in use for over five months. Today I happened to be working from home using a work laptop, but I kept my iPad at my side to check for email and to take breaks with. I took many breaks . . . :)

    Anyway, I noticed that it's been on and in almost continual use for 10 hours and I still have 4% battery life. That's with it on the entire time (not ever in sleep mode). I checked email, web surfed, watched little videos, played games. I used this thing all day long, and I'm getting more than 10 hours of continual battery life with brightness set to 65%. With a 5-month old battery. And I read books on it every evening, so it really does get used every single day of those five months.

    Is this typical? How's your iPad battery after months of use?
     
  2. ScrewTheDaisies macrumors regular

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    My battery life is still as awesome as it was when I got it.
     
  3. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Mine is the same as it was when I started four months ago--about 10 hours of use on wifi (no streaming or intensive gaming) gets me down to about 20% of battery life remaining. I have no complaints.
     
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    +1
     
  5. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Draining about 9-10% about an hour... which is just about what I had when I got it and adds up to 10 hours.
     
  6. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    On a heavy usage day my battery lastscas long as 13 hours. Today I used it moderately and I started using it at 7:00am and it's currently 10:26 and it's at 70% :). love it.
     
  7. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    I was actually thinking today that my battery is not lasting as long as it did when I got it. But then I realized it's just because i'm using it more each day, and using more intensive apps like games. — I think a lot of people could confuse that as the battery losing capacity.
     
  8. BMP84 macrumors regular

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    Light use(emails, morning browsing, USA Today, Twitter App) About 15 hours using it off and on all day, with at least 40% remaining when I plug it up.

    Buisness use, I use it for my photography, I dump all my raw+jpegs on it and dropbox the keepers,Check emails, use Square to ring people up, ect. Usually lasts well into the next day.

    Heavy use(aka my two year old and myself) about 8-10 hours. That's with a heavy amount of learning games, TV Shows, Movies, Email, games, web browsing, ect...

    No real drop off yet, but man, I love the freaking iPad!
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Between 9 and 13 hours depending on brightness.

    Awesome.
     
  10. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I haven't timed it, but it is still excellent. I only charge it once every few days.
     
  11. NebulaClash thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, this is the device you no longer think about charging. Every so often you plug it in.
     
  12. kennyboy3 macrumors newbie

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  13. hopeman macrumors newbie

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    Apple's batteries seem to be the best in the industry. Still stoked about my pad's battery life...
     
  14. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

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    I'm still surprised at how long the battery lasts. I wish my MacBook lasted that long.
     
  15. Q-Dog macrumors 6502

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    No apparent change, still uses about 10% battery life per hour.
     
  16. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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  17. ScrewTheDaisies macrumors regular

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    I've used my iPad about 7 hours today, mostly reading in iBooks, and I'm at 50%.
     
  18. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    fantastic and mine is jailbroken with a TON of stuff installed. I forget to touch it for 2-3 days and it still has like 90% battery life haha. I wish the iphone had standby power like that. however Im always touching the iphone so I probably wouldnt know if it did.
     
  19. Tobster3 macrumors 6502

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    3 month old iPad and the battery is still the same as it it was when i got it......Lasting 10+ hours.
     
  20. mullman macrumors 6502

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    First device I've ever had where battery life is just a non issue (and I've been around tech for 30+ yrs).

    Always 10+ hrs
     
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  22. iThinman macrumors regular

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    I saw mine go up one day while not plugged in.

    I fear it has become self aware.
     

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