Who else is incredibly impressed with iPad 2 batt life?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tbobmccoy, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I've been posting, surfing, watching videos, playing games, etc for the last 7 or so hours and my battery life has only gone down to 80%. I am BLOWN AWAY by this iPad 2. So pleased I found it! Any other similar battery-life stories? Did anyone besides me think that the battery would be not as excellent as advertised or am I just being a bit silly?
  2. pkts macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Me me me !

    I wanted to run it down to 0 to calibrate, used it a ton. 4 and a half days, probably 13 hours of use.

    So much nicer to pick this up and carry it around the house than my 4.5 pound macbook :)
  3. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    I have been pretty blown away too. Since the 4.3.1 update it has been even better. I noticed that running the battery down fully one time helped tremendously as well (yay reading the instructions).
  4. Gunny011 macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2011
    I have been using my iPad 1 for about 3/4 hours downloading a huge number of apps with the screen very bright and has only gone down 14 or so percent. I updated to iOS 4.3.1 last night. Battery life is perfect
  5. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    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)

    To me it seems comparable to the first gen iPad. And that was great!
  6. Sailguy macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011
    Great battery life for me

    Used it yesterday for 6 hours straight doing lots of Internet browsing, downloads from app store and other light tasks; however, I used the time Warner app to watch an entire hour of tv live (part of the 6 hours) and still had 55% battery left.

    This was after I downloaded 4.3.1.

  7. mcdj, Mar 27, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2011

    mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Rah rah. Leading question much? Incredibly? I find it fine. Incredible, no. My iPad 1 was noticeably better, and still not incredible.
  8. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    Mine seems horrible compared to op. 9-4 moderate use. Was down to about 12%.

    How do I recalibrate it? Run it down to zero? Full charge again?

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