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Ipad 3 battery

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by Andyvalver, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Andyvalver
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    Once I got my new iPad the battery has been fantastic. It came with 86% and lasted a couple of days for me. Then I did a first charge and again the battery lasted me 3 days. This morning after a long night in charge I noticed that it was dropping 1% every 5 or 10 mins. Was at 96% before I knew it. I'm not sure how the battery alga rhythm works but I turned it off and on and it's at 100% now. That's where I expected it to be for a while.

    I'm just telling people because on all my iOS devices I've never experienced this.ive never turned my phone off and on for it to go back to a higher battery percentage.

    Sent from my iPad 3
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    this doesn't happen often but I have had it happen with my other iOS devices where turning it off and back on gives it a better reading of the battery and in some cases higher but most of the time lower.
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    I've noticed what seemed like some funny behavior with the battery indicator too. I just assume there is some hidden bug in the most recent iOS.
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    I have installed Boost Magic and System Status. Unless the battery is at 100% or 0, then the percentage of all three could be all over the place but each within 1~3% of each other. And I remember Skull said something about iPad battery indicator is particularly inaccurate at high % due to charging algorithm and battery protection.

    As I write this, my iPad showed 94%, Boost Magic showed 92% and System Status showed 90%. But when it goes down, they gradually converge to the same number. Battery indicator algorithm is just an approximation so don't go to court with your numbers.
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    Cheers for the replies. I was just curious because it seemed to be dropping at a fast rate. Since turning it off it lasted a while before it dropped to the previous 96%

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