When your iPad is not in use

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sbojevets, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. sbojevets macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2009
    The Arctic
    Hey guys just got an iPad 2 here just wondering if the battery life is what I am to expect. I know it's 10hrs but I see myself charging it every night because it can't last the 8hrs + the day ahead. I use it than 30mins each time, no games.

    When you guys are not using it, do you keep the wifi + 3G running or do you close all connections? Does anyone have any standby timings if a fully charged iPad 2 were to standby till it got flat?

    How long can an iPad standby with wifi and no wifi?

    Thanks guys
  2. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Not a scientific study, but I use mine for a daily commute (from 40 minutes up to an hour, each way) and occasionally throughout the day and I charge every 3rd day or so, leaving 3G and WiFi on constantly.
  3. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    Same for me.
  4. SFENDER macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2011
    I don't charge it often and use it daily. Maybe once every 3-4 days. I leave the wifi on all the time as well.
  5. henry2 macrumors regular


    Dec 9, 2010
    i use mine all day long for diff thing's and it get plug in at night along with my iphone on the desktop set up i use ..
  6. gatearray macrumors 65816

    Apr 24, 2010
    I always get at least 10 hours of battery life. I think you should calibrate the battery. Run it down to zero (the iPad will actually shut itself down) and then charge it up to full overnight. Do this once a month to maintain optimal battery health. Hope this helps. :)
  7. seepel macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2009
    I watch a lot of netflix/hulu on mine. No quantitative numbers, but I probably watch more than I should/have time for. I leave the wifi on all the time and I end up charging it every 3-4 days or so.

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