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Ipad 2 4.3.3 terrible battery life

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by jonathan2435, Jun 29, 2011.

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    Hey guys,
    Well im new to this site (as of like 3 minutes ago haha) and my iPad has terrible battery life. It's a wifi only version and I have ping turned off and low brightness and fetch mail to manual and push off and everything you could think of to save battery life I have done. I usually get around 7 hours at most in a day. Just doing web browsing, YouTube, music. Well what can do to get better battery life? I don't know if I'm killing my battery but I usually take it off the charger at around 11am and it goes back on the charger at 6pm roughly. That's 17 hours on the charger every day. I thought though that li-ion polymer batteries don't have a memory effect so some people told me not to worry how long I keep it on the charger.

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    Perhaps its the music playing? That is the only think I don't do compared to you and I get around ten hours.

    I haven't tried to measure the actual battery life so it is only an approximation.
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    I can get up to 11 hours by turning the auto-rotate off, only use it when needed. I don't use the music alot, no you tube. Everything else is like you. You should not use 1 thing a day and time it.
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    Use bluetooth by any chance? It can be a battery killer.
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    11-12 hours here. Greatest battery ever for me.
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    I still need to try the restore trick but I lost about 40% a few days ago when I updated to the latest firmware.

    64GB 3G White iPad
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    In my opinion the back light brightness setting and how long the backlight stays on could be some of your issue.

    I have my brightness setting a little less than halfway.

    Check yours and compare.

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    How are people working out their battery life? Are you using them constantly, logging how long you use it each time or some other method? I started logging my usage, but kept forgetting :(

    I bought the sys info app as someone said it logs how much you get from a charge, but all it gives you is days, hours, mins since it was last charge. I would like an app that measure the actual time you are using it, not including time it's in sleep mode :)

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    Mine is just over half. I just turned the auto brightness off. It may be the the auto brightness is just now working so I am just noticing it.
    Or I may have had it turned off and the OS update turns it back on?

    64GB 3G White iPad
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    I just use min the same way every day. I watch smallville on the bus to and form work (15 min each way) and 1/2 hour at lunch. I check email a few times a day. I watch more smallville at home after work. And I surf and watch some YouTube in bed. That is my every day use. I did this on my iPhone every day before my iPad and I can't remember life before Aprill 29th.

    64GB 3G White iPad
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    Surfing the web, YouTube etc, all via wifi, I usually get around 13 hours. The best I've had was 13 hrs 10 mins and that was all timed as I used it over a few days. Very happy.
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    I can watch videos ALL day on mine. Games kill the battery quick though.
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    I don't track the actual hours, but I use mine on and off all day (9am - 11pm) for browsing, email, and creating Keynote decks, etc. When I plug the iPad in to the charger in the late evening I still have around 45% battery left.
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    Mine is so-so

    I have the iPad II with 3G and I use it at work mostly. I play a few games, surf the web, and look at a few you-tube clips. In a 9 hour work day I probably have it on for about 5 hours, and when I get home I have about 30% battery life left. I have had it for a couple of months, and I would swear that it's already using more battery life that it did brand-new.
    I have the brightness at about the 1/3 level, and I keep wi-fi off because there's none available where I work, and I don't want it searching for it.
    Maybe the next iOS will have power management improvements?

    Ken
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    What about 3g? Do you leave it on all the time? That could be killing your battery if your signal is weak inside work. 3g uses more battery than wifi on phones so I suppose that'd true on a tablet as well. How about bluetooth? Is that off? That will make a difference as well. Push notifications can make a big difference as well, especially in low signal area.

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    MB Mark...

    Yeah, the 3G is always on, I never disable it. There are not a lot of places I get wifi, so it is necessary. I don't use Bluetooth for anything ( what do others use it for?) so I know it's not that. Believe me, I LOVE my iPad, it's the coolest thing ever, and it has not ever died on me from lack of battery. I just thought it would be a bit longer between charges.

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