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How long does a charge last?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by PNova, Jun 4, 2011.

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    I am going on a 6 hour plane ride and want to read a book on my Ipad, will the charge last that long or should I bring a hardcover book as backup? Ipad is relatively new, 6 months. Thanks
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    I get about 11 hours off of my charge! You should be fine.:)
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    iPad lasts for 10 hours without charging, on a full charge. So yes, according to @SweetPoison above and me, you WILL be fine.
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    If your ipad is relatively new, 6 months. Then i would have though you would know how long it stays charged.
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    You should get 10 hrs I would also make sure your screen brightness is not set to high about half way should be good

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    Yes! This would def help. But I always have mine on the brightest setting ~ I love it!
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    Remember to turn on airplane mode, so your battery doesn't drain as your iPad searches for a signal.
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    As others said, ten hours should be about right. But definitely turn down the brightness and select airplane mode as the battery will wear faster otherwise.
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    The other night I forgot to take my Kindle with me and had to read on my iPad. I got about 5-6 hours worth of reading done and I started with my battery at 48%. If you start with 100% you should have absolutely no problems what so ever.
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    You could even watch a movie and read for several hours during the flight.
    I use mine every time I travel.
    Just a word of warning.
    If you are going to a country with very slow Internet coverage ,down load movies before you go.
    I am staying in Vanuatu and it takes up to 5 days to down load a movie or 1-2 days for a tv show.
    So do lots before you go.
    I find books on kindle down load in the same time as at home in oz.
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    iPad batter life is really awesome... In comparison to my iPhone.

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    I get about 10-12 hours of use depending on how bright and how many different things I'm running.. 6 hours you should be fine...
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    Exactly. That's a normal battery. Just reading a book on a plane with brightness... Say halfway... Would give you at least 10 hours.
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    I have found that a good rule of thumb, provided you don't use your WiFi or play games, is that you lose about 10% battery every hour with normal usage.... Also, even though full brightness does look great, on a plane 50% or less is more than enough and will ensure you don't waste battery life unnecessarily.
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    Like I said, it is comical what he says. :)
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    Anyway...
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    This thread is now opened. I apologize to the OP and hopefully we can get back on topic.
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    I have noticed a difference in the battery though. As you can see, I joined this forum when I got my iPad. August of last year. So my battery is slowly dying.
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    I noticed a slight decrease in usage life with 4.3.3 I was getting right about 10 hours of usage, mostly online, but it has dropped to about 9 1/2 hours, same type usage. When I first got mine I left bluetooth on all the time and got about 8 hours of usage.
    Xsysinfo app gives the stats,I charge mine about every 3 days as needed.

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    I noticed my battery was not lasting as long after an update but when I turned the iPad all the way off and let it sit for a few hours it reverted back to the original battery time.

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