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    Ipad 2 battery life

    Hey I am just wondering how long the battery life is meant to last as I have disabled ping, used the calender but I have been playing some games one of which is dead space so it uses graphics

    All in all 3 hours maximum, maybe around 2.5 hours and my battery is at 58% (oh I have things running in the background and full brightness)

    Is this normal (never had an iPad before so just want to double check)

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    No not normal at all. Your battery is draining way too fast for that little bit of time passed. At 3 hrs. It should be at about 70% or better. Around 10% battery depletion per hour. U should easily get 10 hrs or more out of your device. U have something else on or maybe ur push notifications or mail set to refresh too often. I'd keep looking into that if I were u. No reason ur iPad battery should be draining that fast, even with wifi on and playing games.
    I've been using my iPad since 10:30 a.m.(100%) Very heavily, wifi on surfing web like crazy. It now 1:30p.m. 3 hrs later and my battery is honestly at 84%. See what I mean ;-)
    Try cutting down the brightness if u have it set to high. I always have mines on the lowest setting and still looks bright enough for me to see during the day.

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    if you weren't playing dead space, I'd agree your battery is running out too fast.

    But you're pushing full brightness and playing one of the most graphically intense games in the app store, that's completely normal.

    If I play we rule or any of those games on any device, I will run out of battery faster than you can sneeze.

    Some games and apps are heavier battery users.

    Try a day with medium brightness and doing NORMAL things like browsing the web and playing more middle ground games to get a real idea.

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    You have your brightness all the way up, plus you are playing games... I would say that is normal. Turn your brightness to about the 50% mark, and then set it to auto adjust When you are computing you are going to chew up more battery.

    10% per hour is a good rule of thumb for activities that aren't data or processing intensive. Browsing the internet, watching media, reading, etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SporkLover View Post
    You have your brightness all the way up, plus you are playing games... I would say that is normal. Turn your brightness to about the 50% mark, and then set it to auto adjust When you are computing you are going to chew up more battery.

    10% per hour is a good rule of thumb for activities that aren't data or processing intensive. Browsing the internet, watching media, reading, etc etc.
    I generally turn the sensor off.
    doesn't the actual sensor use battery?

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    I got my iPad 2 on Friday and I am a little worried about the battery life on mine too.

    From getting it Friday and playing over the weekend a Monday I managed to run down to 3%, which considering how much syncing and playing around I was doing I guess that is ok.

    More worrying though is I fully charged it last night and I have literally only been using it very lightly - looking at a few pictures, showing off to friends and it has dropped to 97% already with only about 10 mins use.

    I have auto brightness turned on & 3G off. I updated to the 4.3.1 last night.

    Is this normal?

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    Yea, brightness drains your battery quickly if you have it all the way up. I keep mine very slightly above 50%.

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    Think about it, using the iPad runs about 10% per hour doing whatever.

    That's 10 hours of battery life.

    If you think about it, 3% isn't that crazy, and probably isn't perfectly indicative of real life usage.

    Try it again. You'll probably see about 10% per hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddkahn View Post
    Hey I am just wondering how long the battery life is meant to last as I have disabled ping, used the calender but I have been playing some games one of which is dead space so it uses graphics

    All in all 3 hours maximum, maybe around 2.5 hours and my battery is at 58% (oh I have things running in the background and full brightness)

    Is this normal (never had an iPad before so just want to double check)

    Cheers

    Sent from my iPad using iPF

    I did test mine ipad2 watching Netflix and browsing web all day long. I lasts over 10 hours, I am very happy. Don't look on this indicator, discharge iPad 2-3 times completely and will hold better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andsoitgoes View Post
    Think about it, using the iPad runs about 10% per hour doing whatever.

    That's 10 hours of battery life.

    If you think about it, 3% isn't that crazy, and probably isn't perfectly indicative of real life usage.

    Try it again. You'll probably see about 10% per hour.
    I will see how it goes, but I have to admit I can get a bit obsessed about battery life.

    I turned off the autobrightness and it dimmed a lot from the auto brightness setting, so I am not convinced that function is working
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