Battery Drain / Performance in IOS5 Update

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    Apple has a patch in Beta and should have a fix available for the next update. Performance improvement is a GUESS based on whatever is consuming the battery that can be fixed in a software update is likely affecting available resources for programs being used. An article mentions excessive queries to apple server.......


    Apple promises software fix for iOS 5 battery woes - Computerworld
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    No battery issues here, and I'm on an iPad 1 that I got last year and am a very heavy user.
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    Mine is definitely affected
    For example, last night my iPad 2 battery was at 90% when I went to bed. I put it in sleep mode.
    This morning it's at 70%
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    Are you leaving everything on? For example, on my 3G iPad, I turn whatever I'm not using off like Bluetooth, gps, and cellular data are all turned off right now. Bluetooth is never turned on in my case except for using a wiimote with emulators, and I only turn on gps when an app needs it, then turn it off when done. I only turn on 3G when I'm not on wifi, and when I am on 3G, I turn wifi off. And almost a year and a half later, I still get anywhere from 9.5 to 10.5 hours, depending on usage.
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    To be honest, I appear to be getting better battery life with ios5. With just wifi on I can generally achieve 2 days (about 10hrs)......with 3G enabled this drops to about 6-7hrs running time, this is no different to before the upgrade. Hope that helps

    Adrian
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    I put the iPad in sleep mode.

    I know the iPad still consumes a bit of power in sleep mode. However, before OS 5, it would merely lose a few percent of battery overnight. I never turned off wifi or 3G.
    Now, in sleep mode, it loses 25% of its charge overnight.

    There is definetely something different in iOS 5 making my iPad 2 consume more power while in sleep mode. I have no new apps, no different settings, etc.

    ***edit: Found several sites that mention a bug in iOS5. In location services, some users experienced a fast battery drain from the OS constantly checking the time zone. Temporary fix until iOS 5.0.1 is to turn off the time zone setting. I did and I'll see if that makes a difference.
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    Hmmm. It appears that people are getting different results with battery life on OS5. I can find posts claiming its worse but then there are always a few peopl that "mess" it up and say they are getting better performance. Its gotta be a device to device thing.
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    A lot of people have resolved this by disabling wifi sync in iTunes and turning off wifi on the iPad when not using it.

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    Hi,

    At least the batter life is better than my laptop, so can't really complain.

    Regards,
    Chays
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