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Is your iPad battery better since iOS 5 upgrade?

Discussion in 'Apple iPad Polls' started by stevnim, Oct 16, 2011.

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Is your iPad battery better since iOS 5 upgrade?

Poll closed Nov 15, 2011.
  1. Better

    8 vote(s)
    19.5%
  2. Worse

    15 vote(s)
    36.6%
  3. No Change

    18 vote(s)
    43.9%
  1. stevnim
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    There are folks reporting changes in battery usage. What's your experience since iOS 5 upgrade?
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011
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    Yes! Massive improvement in battery life. Watching rugby, using Facebook app, playing games, web surfing, all notifications switched on, and averaging 20 hours, sometimes more. That's not including the tme it is in standby, that's just it's active time. As I've posted elsewhere, I do let the battery completely die before charging, and charge fully before use.
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    Hmm mine seems to worse, but that's probably because I am using it more since IOS 5 upgrade. :)
    I'll have to do a proper test.
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    I'm watching mine like a hawk now! I put it on at 2 pm yesterday, at 100%. Had music on it, quite a lot. Also was web browsing, then my granddaughter came, she played games on it, there were five of us in the house and it was in use constantly until I went to bed at 1am. That's eleven hours, and it been on two hours this morning as the kids had things to look up for school. Battery is now on 15%. That's still great, and it was the first time music was on it for most of the time it was being used for other stuff. So I estimate another two hours, and it will die and go on charge.

    Does anyone else use it when it's plugged in? I don't, I let it charge up... It's good for me to use that time for housework!!!
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    I thought it was just my imagination, but I have noticed that my battery life DOES seem to be extended.

    I don't know exactly by how much, but I would estimate somewhere around 10-15%.

    I'm glad to see this, because one of the most dissapointing features of the iPad2 before the iOS5 update was the low battery life and this is a DECENT improvement.

    BMC
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    Now I wish I paid more attention, LOL!
    Most of the time that I've been using mine since upgrading to iOS5, I've had iRig MIDI plugged in, with the USB power connected. So my battery isn't running down.
    I'll definitely be on the look out for this now.
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    You thought ten hours disappointing? Wow, I was lucky to get two hours from my laptop... so I thought the iPad battery was amazing!
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    After 100% charge, at what point one should charge the iPad Again ?

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Whenever you want. It has no impact on the battery, it's life, or it's ability to hold a full charge.
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    Contrary to what a lot of people are reporting, I have had a noticeable decrease in battery life. I was getting well over 15 hours measured battery life, even when using WiFi almost all the time.
    Now that I've updated to OS 5, I am not even getting 80% of that. I will be monitoring it, but frankly, if it doesn't improve, I'm going to have to downgrade back to 4.3. I just hope Apple doesn't eliminate signatures for 4.3 very soon (I know 4.3.3 is totally out, and I never saved my SHSH blob). I know how much they want to control what is on everyone's device, but weakening the battery longevity forcefully will be enough for me to demand a replacement and possibly even to demand a downgrade. They don't have any right to forcibly require updates. I only performed the update because I wanted a clean install I had accumulated too much clutter and there were some orphan data that were taking up too much space. If this persists I'm going to have to fight with them.
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    No change for me, still around 10% an hour.

    The Archangel
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    Not a noticeable change either way.. maybe a tiny bit worse.
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    my battery life is worst with this new iOS5 I have turn off most of the stuff that would run in the backround .

    from USA bucks county pa Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Yes, definitely!
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    This is a myth. Sorry.
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    Haven't noticed any difference, it's as good now as it was before, I have an ipad1

    5.0
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    You guys know that if you double-tap the "home" button you can close apps right?

    Teh iPad is 1337.
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    On iPad, yes, but on iPad 2 no need. Just use the five finger multi gesture to sweep the home screen up. I rarely touch my home button now!
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    Haha, thanks for... Didn't know that yet! :eek:
    Anyway, just found out that you can even do it with 4 fingers! :D

    Teh iPad is 1337.
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    Please can you enlighten me.

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