1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

Battery life

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by mollysmom, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. mollysmom
    Offline

    mollysmom iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,122
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chicago
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0
    Since the last update, it seems like the battery drains faster than ever. Is anyone else having a similar issue?
    Thanks in advance for any info.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  2. ChristianaR
    Offline

    ChristianaR iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2012
    Messages:
    143
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NZ
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Haven't noticed a difference, but I haven't been looking! I'll monitor and let you know!
  3. alexhng
    Offline

    alexhng iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Nup, haven't noticed anything either
  4. mollysmom
    Offline

    mollysmom iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,122
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chicago
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0
    Thanks all. I appreciate the input.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  5. nychandsome
    Offline

    nychandsome iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hi, I have notice the same issue with my iPad as well. Any ideas?
  6. mollysmom
    Offline

    mollysmom iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,122
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chicago
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0
    Hmmmm. Not a clue. When I have some time, I'll look around to see if anyone has any suggestions.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  7. skimonkey
    Offline

    skimonkey Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    18,471
    Thanks Received:
    984
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michigan. USA
    Ratings:
    +1,026 / 0
    Hi Molly,

    I thought that the same-when I started reading all these posts about battery issue. Maybe I did, I do not know--however, I did do the reset as some members mentioned, and it seemed to go back to the normal battery life I was used to prior to the update. I used it quite a bit Sunday-most of the day, Monday night and Tuesday night. On Wednesday, the battery was down to 7%. So I figured I would drain it to 0% since I had not done so this last month. Sure did take a lot of time to drain it down. In fact it took about 4 hours to drain my battery from 7% to 0% today, while playing music with the screen off.

    I was very surprised about how long 7% goes with this use. I am sure, if was surfing the web or playing a movie-the battery would have drained quicker...though not sure.
  8. mollysmom
    Offline

    mollysmom iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,122
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chicago
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0
    Thanks ski, just to make sure I am on the same page, it's the reset all settings, correct?

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  9. skimonkey
    Offline

    skimonkey Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    18,471
    Thanks Received:
    984
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michigan. USA
    Ratings:
    +1,026 / 0
    No, not that one. I did the (soft) reset from pressing the power switch and the home button at the same time.

    I don't think I came across that recommendation to do the reset of all settings, but there's multiple threads talking about battery, wifi, etc--that I may have missed it.
  10. mollysmom
    Offline

    mollysmom iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,122
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chicago
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0
    Ok thank you because the other reset is a p.i.t.a

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  11. skimonkey
    Offline

    skimonkey Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    18,471
    Thanks Received:
    984
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michigan. USA
    Ratings:
    +1,026 / 0
    I almost did that for something else-but opted out. I'm sure it takes a while for it to complete!

    Let us know how your battery performance is after you do it. I just started using mine, after pulling it off the charger at 5:45 pm. I'll be mindful of my battery performance after fully draining it to 0.
  12. nychandsome
    Offline

    nychandsome iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hey Skinny,

    I'm not getting what you are suggesting to do? Please help out!
  13. skimonkey
    Offline

    skimonkey Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    18,471
    Thanks Received:
    984
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michigan. USA
    Ratings:
    +1,026 / 0
    LOL--Thanks, I like that..."Skinny!"

    When I posted to Mollysmom--I had reported the reset from settings. I had thought that I had read that it may be one of the options. Since than, I realized that this was more for other issues seen for the new ipad, such as the wifi connection etc.

    The reset - I recommended for Molly was pressing the power button and home button at the same time.

    Also-have you let your battery drain down to 0% once a month to help to re-calibrate your battery? See this link: http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/67405-battery-question.html#post475203
  14. ssilver10
    Offline

    ssilver10 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    35
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    iOS 5.1 addreses battery-bug issues. It would be more clearer to have the model of iPad you have (iPad1, 2, 3). But you should always have your iPad have 1 full battery cycle a month (100% to 0%). Somethings such as gaming and watching video will drain the battery quicker. If you have a 3G/LTE model, that will surely drain the battery more as it will be connected to the network.
  15. Kagiso Kaizer Awuonda
    Offline

    Kagiso Kaizer Awuonda iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Gaborone,Botswana
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I bought my iPad2 on the 3rd of March(jus last month) n I was quite impressed with its long battery life...I mean I could literally b on it the whole day and by the time i turn it off I'd only have it at 50%.AT the time it ran on OS 5.0.1,but since updating to OS 5.1 the battery drain has increased exponentially,at-least 50% more than at first.Its extremely disappointing to have to be subject to this,especially as a new iPad owner.So yes I do believe that there is a genuine problem that needs to be fixed You aren't the only one....
  16. mollysmom
    Offline

    mollysmom iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,122
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chicago
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0
    That's what I am thinking too!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  17. Kagiso Kaizer Awuonda
    Offline

    Kagiso Kaizer Awuonda iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Gaborone,Botswana
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thank you so much ski...tried the reset and it worked beautifully.Frustration gone........I've been using my iPad since 11am till now 2326hours n it's only at 71%.back to normal.
    Clearly whatever issue it had has been resolved...I also let it run a full cycle and recharged it to 100% last night so that could be a contributing factor.
    If I may suggest,since this method worked for my ipad2,that people with a similar battery drain issue due to the updated firmware try this before looking for more complex solutions.
    Though the reason as to why it happen still remains a mystery to me,I'm relieved it wasn't permanent.
  18. skimonkey
    Offline

    skimonkey Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    18,471
    Thanks Received:
    984
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michigan. USA
    Ratings:
    +1,026 / 0
    Hi kagiso-so glad to hear that this helped you! Wow-did you mean 2326 hour? My guess not, yes? However, whatever your usage is, at least it is better than before!
  19. Andyvalver
    Offline

    Andyvalver iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    236
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Derby
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    I'd say battery usage in my new iPad is similar to my iPad 1

    Sent from my iPad 3
  20. Kagiso Kaizer Awuonda
    Offline

    Kagiso Kaizer Awuonda iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Gaborone,Botswana
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    As in from 11am till like 11:26pm(around 12hours,not continually though)...thank again.
Similar Threads
  1. Heaviside
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    2,543
  2. F4riz
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    2,358
  3. Taosotter
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    804
  4. Kevin43
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    621
  5. giogr
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    433
Loading...

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

battery usage

,

macbookairâ gaborone