4.3 and battery life?

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    My iPad's still on 3.2(I held back from 4.2 because changing the lock button to a mute button would have driven me nuts- slightly silly, but there you go), and I've been wanting to update to 4.3 since it came out, but I haven't done so because I've heard rumors that it really screwed up battery life. Can anyone tell me whether the update ruins battery life? Or if the rumors I've heard are exaggerated?
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    There have been reports that 4.3 took a hit on battery life, but 4.3.1 (current version) fixes that problem. I haven't noticed any differences though. Battery life is fine in my opinion.
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    I have noticed by battery life almost draining before my eyes.
    Started with earlier 3.2
    Upgraded to 4.3
    Now I loose average of 5% while sleeping
    Reading a book for half hour uses about 20%
    I turn all apps off before I put it to sleep.
    Will the 4.3.1 help
    Very nervous!
    Last upgrade caused sooooo many other loading issues,which took me 2 weeks to sort out finally.
    Please guru's
    Need a plan of attack.
    Traveling os next week for 4 months so will not be accessing my computer and iTunes .
    Need to do all before I go,with no issues lingering.
    Please advise?....
    Julie
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    I'm not sure why you would be having loading issues. What were the issues?

    And I think you should update to 4.3.1. Like I said, there have been reports of improved battery life with the newest update. I didn't notice a difference, but then again I don't really pay attention.
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    Had to fully reload iPad forum, twitter,Facebook,book library log ins etc.
    After the upgrade to 4.3 all refused to open
    Didn't recognize my details passwords etc
    Now all reloaded,so hence my nervousness to upgrade to 4.3.1
    But if it will return my "normal"battery life I will do it.
    Please advise.
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    It should improve the battery life. But, you may have the same problem. I've never had that problem though, so I wouldn't know how to fix it.
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    will 4.3.1 fix battery issues on my iphone 3gs> Ever since I upgraded 3gs to 4.3 battery is worse then ever and it wasnt so great before but still lol
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    I have not any battery issues
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    I don't find any battery life improvements on my iPhone 3GS after updating to iOS 4.3.1...

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    well I am not going to download it then, no point unless it makes phone stop lagging so bad, 4.3 is making it lag something bad.
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    Well I did it .
    I downloaded the latest 4.3.1 to my iPad from 4.3
    Not a single problem.
    In fact it hasn't run as smoothly since my initial 3.2
    Very ,very happy.
    Battery life now normal
    All info including a iTunes rental movie sitting waiting.
    All passwords working
    Very happy.
    Was nervous at first but I bit the bullet.
    Aussie gal
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    Battery issues..

    Before you do anything that may create problems,you might try turning it off. I know that may sound brainless if you have been smart enough to do that regularly, however after I spent a week traveling, using hotel wifi, etc. I suddenly had battery life issues big time . Someone here on the forum reminded me to turn it off, not sleep, but off, where the apple comes up, the slide, etc. It worked like a charm. Magic battery life wonderful again. Just a thought, from a no tech iPad user:)
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    Ok maybe I'll update. Your experience is encouraging.
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    I have a first generation iPad. The battery drain much faster after upgrading to IOS 4.3.1, about 1% per hour in sleep mode. I did not noticed this problem after upgrading to 4.3. A friend's iPad2 with IOS 4.3.1 still has the same battery percentage after 8 hour in sleep mode. Does someone have a similar experience?
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    No battery life problems after upgrade to 4.3.1 (iPad wifi 32 Gig).
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    Same, I'm getting about 11 hours.
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    After I upgraded to 4.3.1, I did find that battery was running down faster than usual - my normal usage is about 85-90% over 2 days from a full charge; post-upgrade it was 60% in one day.)

    I looked in Settings, turned off Push and Ping, and battery use is now back to 'normal'.
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    Where did you find turning Ping off?


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    Settings > General > Restrictions > Allow: Ping [ON | OFF]

    Generally speaking, after the 4.3.1 upgrade, these settings went back to default, so I had to manually turn them off. I didn't realize it also removed the "manual sync" option in iTunes, so it basically removed all my music, videos, photos, eBooks, etc when I sync'ed it after the upgrade - so had to painstaking restore all those files.
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    I found a solution for the battery drain problem: restore to the factory setting.
    To my surprise, the version of IOS after rolling back is till 4.3.1. So I reinstall the apps and the battery time becomes normal, about 1% lower after 8 hours in sleep mode. :)

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