Battery problem with ipad2?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by fredhatfield, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. gortyargen

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    I'm not sure the smart cover function isn't to blame. I don't think the battery life is as good with my iPad 2 as it was with the iPad 1.
     
  2. LynM

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    :mad: My battery lasts about one day maybe two at most when reading.
    We were on a cruise and I was reading and the battery would drain very quickly. It definitely doesn't last weeks as they claim but just a day or two at most. I had only had it a few weeks so it's not old. It's an ipad2.

    :mad: It is IMPOSSIBLE to see the screen to read outdoors which is a shame as that's what I assume most people do - or want to do when on vacation. Of course when you purchase it you're indoors so wouldn't know this.
     
  3. donka

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    How many hours a day are you reading. You appear to be thinking of the standby time, in use they reckon 10 hours although you will get more if you are conservative with the likes of brightness, wireless and power use.

    As for the screen, this is not really designed for reading outdoors but the best fit here is to get an antiglare screen protector and also put your brightness up full - it should then be possible albeit not as easy as something like a Kindle which is designed for this.
     
  4. msny

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    I woukl suggest that once and a while you do the above, along
    with the overnight charge, or just shut it down completly.
     
  5. msny

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    For those with battery issues read this.

    Apple - Batteries

    Ues your iPad until the battery is drained, then
    set overnight for a recharge.

    Many batteries, if charged at or near where they were
    previously charged at (say 40%) will tend to be
    depleted faster down to that 40% level.

    Rule of thumb, deplete the battery once a month, and
    you will maximize the charge over the long run.
     
    #55 msny, Jul 15, 2011
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    charged my iPad 2 overnight and disconnected this morning at about 7 o´clock. Read morning news and emails and surfed a little (over wifi). Maybe about 30-40 minutes. Drived to my workplace, a little surfing now and then and some videos from youtube (over wifi), read and write some mails, did some of my work stuff that i can do with iPad, later at home again some web surfing, e-mails, news and videos. About an hour or more of games and a lot of "fooling around" with my music apps (I use iPad for musicmaking a lot). I´m not sure, how many hours I worked with my iPad 2 all in all, but now its 22:20 and I have still about 20% of battery life !
    I use the smart cover. So no complain here.
     
  7. Gabeline

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    If I drained the battery completely more often than once per month would that have any negative effect on the battery? The reason I'm asking is because I usually do drain it completely but yesterday I didn't and it drained five percent overnight on standby directly after a 100% charge. I turned it on this morning and it said 100% for an instant then dropped to 95. It was in airplane mode all night.
     
  8. mslammers

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    I had a similar problem, except after downloading iOS5 [and that seemed to go smoothly], my iPad2 [nearing the end of its first 8 months or so] now discharges from 100% to 2% over night. Over night being about 12 hours. That includes activating the "power down switch" I thing iOS5 turned lots of things on "expecting" us to "always" put on over night charge. I went through and turned everything off within reason, so I re-visited that action. [I forgot those "multi-tasking icons use plenty of power even when the system seems to be off.]

    I also noticed that there seems to be lots being uploaded to the iCloud. A current "sucker" and with my 64GB wifi iPads, not really required.
    Some things to learn for sure.
    Mel
     
  9. PTLinsongz

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    Three things: 1) These batteries periodically need to be fully drained and charged for whatever reasons (battery memory effect? calibration?), 2) Heat is an enemy to electronics, including the battery. Batteries spending long periods of time on charge are dealing with heat buildup - I would not recommend fully draining and charging on a regular basis for this reason, 3) Another enemy to batteries is leaving them uncharged for long periods of time.
     
  10. Gabeline

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    Yikes. Yeah I won't be upgrading my OS any time soon. When you say power down, you mean you are actually holding it down and competely turning it off? That would frustrate me like crazy :/

    Good info, PT. I go through a complete charge about once (sometimes twice) per week and was always draining it completely down but I didn't even think about the heat issue. I never leave it uncharged for periods of time ;) (however, that is good to know for my other batteries--thanks)
     

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