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Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by Greygoose_ipad, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Greygoose_ipad
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    I just recently went from an iPad 2 to a 3 and noticed a big difference in battery life (iPad 3 being much shorter). Is this due to the new display?

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    Greygoose
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    Likely. What are your brightness settings? 4G is a killer too.
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    I get 8-9 hours life on my new iPad, same as my iPad 2 and iPad 1. Check your settings, location services, screen brightness and prepare for shorter battery life with any of them if you are streaming video vs reading a book, checking your email, or surfing.
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    All depends on use. I went from an iPad 1 (w/3G) to the iPad 3 (Wifi only) and am seeing roughly the same battery life. As above, check your settings. The other thing I noticed on my iPad 1 was if I turned off the cell radio (3G) while on wifi, I got better battery life as it didnt have to maintain connection.

    It really comes down to use.
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    I've got 3 email accounts and fetch new data is set to push.

    Have location services set to off.

    Auto brightness is set to on.

    notifications are set to manual.


    Am I missing anything?

    This iPad is wi if only

    Greygoose
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    Turn off the Push for the mail accounts. It is checking all 3 accounts at whatever interval is set up. if you manually get your mail, it wont be connecting out on its own.
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    If you use your new iPad like you used the old one, display is the one to be blamed.
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    Wow. I was thinking about posting on how remarkable I think my battery life is on my 3 compared to my 1. Both are 64GB 3-4G/WiFi.
    Using the 3 about the same as I did my 1 and I am amazed at the battery life. I can go 3 days on a charge.
    I guess my 1 is losing battery capacity and this old feeble brain doesn't quite remember back to when it was new. But the 3 is giving me great life.
    I keep the backlight down most of the time (thank you Lights Dimmer tweak) but I stream Sirius and Pandora quite a bit, which I rarely did on my 1.
    I also have not had the "heat" issue. One thing I do not do is play a lot of resource intensive games, but I never have.
    I think I like my 3 more than I iked my 1 and that is tough because I LOVED my 1.
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