Ipad 2 4.3.3 terrible battery life

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  1. jonathan2435

    jonathan2435 iPF Noob

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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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    Ncaissie iPad Enthusiast

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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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