Do you need to charge daily?
I'm a fairly heavy iPad2 user. On a light use day, mine is down to 57% at 7pm. How low does your battery get each day? Similar use on the original iPad and I could go two days often. This is the wifi model. What are others experiencing? Is my battery running down too quickly? I have appointment with the Genius Bar tomorrow and I'm trying to decide if I want to try for a replacement.
- 06-29-2011, 08:32 PM #2
No. I have let it go down to 35% before charging but normally I charge around 50%. The screen is the heaviest power user followed by the radio. My screen goes blank quickly if I don't touch it unless a video is playing. I have streamed videos all day and have been pleasantly surprised at how long the battery lasts. Go to your appointment, but I bet they school you on power conservation and send you on your way. I could be wrong though. Power consumption is one reason these devices are "magical", maybe a lemon slips through the apple occasionally.
Already implemented power conservation measures. If I tried to read in bed, the iPad would probably be down below 30%. just need to benchmark against others as a sanity check. Clearly this 2 doesn't get the battery life of the original iPad.
- 06-30-2011, 07:39 AM #4
I don't think this is that bad... then I am comparing it to the tablet I had before that... Xoom. I played Infinity Blade yesterday for about an hour and I only went down 8% which for a game like that I didn't think was that bad at all! I usually charge mine once it gets around 30-40% and thats every 2 days I would say.
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- 07-04-2011, 11:56 AM #9iPhone Beginner
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I've had mine a week today and I've been needing a nightly charge. Mainly because it's been getting hammered!
I read a lot of books, and will be using the ipad for that from now on. When I do I'll just turn wifi off. 3G is only switched on if I'm roaming.
When the initial urge to use it has died down, I expect I'll need to charge every 3 days ( from 100% to 0).
- 07-04-2011, 12:15 PM #10
Must say my iPad 2 lasts ages but it not my daily driver so that being said my iPhone 4 will probably get me to 30% by 7pm on moderate to heavy usage without charging it.
I normally keep it plugged in when i can though to keep it topped up