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    3G Battery Life !?

    I know I have been "overusing" my iPad 3G after fedex delivering it yesterday. It did only get about 5 good hours of charge last night, but when I woke up today it was 100% charged. Been playing games for about 4 hours today. Battery is at 38%, does this seem normal? How is everyone else faring with their battery life?

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    You should get about 8.5-9h with 3G use. If you don't need it, then turn the 3G modem off and then you will get 1-1.5 hours more
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    Some games may be processor intense, and require more power. Also playing iTunes in the background can help draw things down.

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    Also, if you do the calculations, you used 62% of the power over 5 hours, so that gets you a life of around 8.5 hours. That is about standard for the 3G model, according to independent tests.

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    ive found if you want the best battery life turn on auto-brightness and crank the slider to the bottom.


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