Who else is incredibly impressed with iPad 2 batt life?

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

  1. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

    tbobmccoy

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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)

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

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    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.

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

    mcdj macrumors 604

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    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

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    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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