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Fast battery drain...?

Discussion in 'iPad 4 Forum' started by MoonlitSonata, Dec 27, 2012.

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    I've drained the battery til it auto shuts down, then charged it overnight. i've used it for about 2 hours and the battery's drained about 30%. Normal? 20%-ish brightness, 2 or 3 apps in multi-task bar.
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    Do you have wifi looking for a connection, bluetooth turned on, cellular on etc? Maybe Maps (or some other GPS program) running?

    With just wifi connected and streaming video content from the computer it doesn't drain that fast. Nor watching a full game on YouTube, but they are all a bit different (different apps loaded) and I am running 5.1.1 on an iPad 3rd generation that has 4G (or what they call 4G)
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    Do you mean it has drained about 30% to 70% remaining or drained to 30% remaining. The former would be about normal depending on the apps that you ran for the two hours. The latter would not be normal.
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    Down to 70%. It's abnormal to me, coming from the 2 that wouldn't be at 70% for 3-4 hours.
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    Wi-fi only, bluetooth off.
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    All completely depends on usage..............
    Running any graphics intensive apps or games drags down the battery fast............just surfing the web, email, ect. it will drain very slowly.
    Retina display will defintely use the battery faster.
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    Aahh, I thought it was dropping to 30%, if it is dropping by 30% it is different and mostly normal depending on use.
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    Thanks :)
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    turn your brightness to 1/2 had this problem this has cured it
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    Ditto to above as well as turn off Bluetooth...
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    Sidewinder and Madmax, as I already stated bluetooth is OFF and my brightness is 20%.
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    Is the unit loosing battery on standby???? Another trick is totally drain the battery to zero and charge for over 12hrs +...
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    It seems to have straightened up a bit. Only lost about 10% battery in 2ish hours yesterday. Still plugged in for today, but will report again tonight. And yes, it was losing battery on stand-by. Faulty smart cover. New one came yesterday, works perfect.
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    Missing the magnet?
    Makes it a dense cover? :eek:
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    It worked for almost a year on my iPad 2. Mysteriously quit.
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    If you just transferred it from a 2 to a 3 or 4 it could be the magnets polarity. This was not an issue with the previous generations, but now it is. There were many "smart covers that just got the iPad3 sticker on the box before that was discovered.
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    It quit while on the 2, still.
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