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    Battery tip

    Probably lots of you know this but I didn't. I was getting lackluster to bad battery life on my iPad 2 until an Apple store employee noticed that virtually all of my apps were running in the background. Since shutting down any apps that I don't need to keep running in the background I'm getting the 10 hours battery that the iPad 2 is advertised to get.

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    But can we tell what's actually running and using battery power?

    I'm assuming that you check to see what's running by double clicking the centre button. I thought that this was just to show the history of usage but does it also mean that all of the aps shown are still running and using battery power? All of them?

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    That's the multitasking bar, all those apps are "open", but generally in a "hold" mode. It makes jumping from one to the other faster than actually closing and reopening them. Not all "open" apps use power, but some can. To close them completely, double click the home button, then press and hold an app until they wiggle. Press the "minus" symbol in the upper left of each app you want to close. Hit the home button once to stop the "wiggling".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeper View Post
    That's the multitasking bar, all those apps are "open", but generally in a "hold" mode. It makes jumping from one to the other faster than actually closing and reopening them. Not all "open" apps use power, but some can. To close them completely, double click the home button, then press and hold an app until they wiggle. Press the "minus" symbol in the upper left of each app you want to close. Hit the home button once to stop the "wiggling".
    Yeah.

    I've usually only my most used apps always open in the background. Only 3 or 4. The less open the better the battery performance and general speed.

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    Thanks. I missed that. I had waayyy too many apps open.

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    According to Steve jobs, you aren't supposed to worry about what's running in the multitasking bar. The os is supposed to handle it. If it actually does hurt battery life, it's going to be pain for me to remove all those apps.

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    I suspect one of your apps is the problem which is causing the battery to drain. I havnt removed my apps for days and have no issues with battery life
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    Quote Originally Posted by col.bris View Post
    I havnt removed my apps for days and have no issues with battery life

    Same here, I never close any apps manually & my battery life is right where it is supposed to be.

    ~John

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    Same for me too - I don't close any background apps manually, unless for some reason need to restart them, and I'm getting great battery life. It's now been on for nearly 16 hours with a LOT of active use (surfing, games, videos, photos and more) and it's on 7%. Overall I'm really impressed by the battery life on this thing!

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    If you push something that uses your connection or GPS to the background, it will continue to run the wireless/receiver and drain the battery faster. The rest are not as "thirsty."


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