1. BenitoC's Avatar
    I've noticed something really odd with the battery percentage. After I have charged the battery and started to use the iPad Air, it seems to drain a bit fast dropping a couple percent in the first few minutes. However, if I then turn the iPad Air off and restart it, it pops back up to 100% and then drains slowly and at the normal pace.

    Has anyone noticed this? I'm guessing this is an iOS 7 issue and particular to my iPad Air.
    12-13-2013 06:40 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Sounds like a screwy settings of some sort. Since it is a new device, you might want to make a genius bar appointment and have them check it out or exchange it. That's what I'd do.
    12-13-2013 10:10 AM
  3. Yong Foo's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm having the same problem as you. after a full charge my battery drop fast down to 96% then i had to reset (home button + power button) my ipad and the battery will show 100% again. try reset your ipad to factory default and set as new ipad, thats what i did and so the battery seem to be back to normal (still need a few more days to try it out)

    and again i'm facing battery life problem - my ipad air only lasted 10hrs ish. (usage 10h 20min / standby 1d 7h) i'm using my ipad for gaming most of the time, would consider myself a heavy user. should i get exchange?
    01-01-2014 08:57 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm having the same problem as you. after a full charge my battery drop fast down to 96% then i had to reset (home button + power button) my ipad and the battery will show 100% again. try reset your ipad to factory default and set as new ipad, thats what i did and so the battery seem to be back to normal (still need a few more days to try it out)

    and again i'm facing battery life problem - my ipad air only lasted 10hrs ish. (usage 10h 20min / standby 1d 7h) i'm using my ipad for gaming most of the time, would consider myself a heavy user. should i get exchange?
    10 hours of battery life on an iPad air matches Apple's specs for the device. So no you shouldn't get an exchange. There's nothing wrong with your battery life.
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    01-01-2014 10:06 AM
  5. nabans's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm having the same problem as you. after a full charge my battery drop fast down to 96% then i had to reset (home button + power button) my ipad and the battery will show 100% again. try reset your ipad to factory default and set as new ipad, thats what i did and so the battery seem to be back to normal (still need a few more days to try it out)

    and again i'm facing battery life problem - my ipad air only lasted 10hrs ish. (usage 10h 20min / standby 1d 7h) i'm using my ipad for gaming most of the time, would consider myself a heavy user. should i get exchange?
    As KarenKcoulter said, you shouldn't get an exchange because that's what's the advertised battery life is. I see that you posted this message yesterday and so I was curious about how is your battery doing right now because you mentioned that you had to factory reset it to get the right percentage.
    01-02-2014 09:19 AM
  6. Yong Foo's Avatar
    Battery life strange-image.jpg

    Hi , attached today's battery reading. I'm on around 35% brightness, off most unwanted option. Gaming most of time.
    01-02-2014 10:28 AM
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    Hi , attached today's battery reading. I'm on around 35% brightness, off most unwanted option. Gaming most of time.
    Appears normal to me.
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    01-02-2014 12:46 PM
  8. Yong Foo's Avatar
    I've noticed something really odd with the battery percentage. After I have charged the battery and started to use the iPad Air, it seems to drain a bit fast dropping a couple percent in the first few minutes. However, if I then turn the iPad Air off and restart it, it pops back up to 100% and then drains slowly and at the normal pace.

    Has anyone noticed this? I'm guessing this is an iOS 7 issue and particular to my iPad Air.
    hi, facing the same problem today... my ipad batter indicator went from 100% down to 94% but after i did a reset (power + home button) it went back to 99% >.<
    01-05-2014 09:07 AM
  9. BenitoC's Avatar
    I ran my battery down to zero and then fully recharged. The battery indicator seems to be corrected now. We'll see if this lasts.
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    01-06-2014 08:55 AM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I ran my battery down to zero and then fully recharged. The battery indicator seems to be corrected now. We'll see if this lasts.
    Thank you for the update, and please keep us posted, if you don't mind....
    01-06-2014 08:58 AM
  11. BenitoC's Avatar
    Update! After a charging the battery percentage did the quite drop again. Rebooting the iPad Air fixed it. I'm not sure this iPad Air is doing this, I'm hoping it is just a software glitch that will be fixed with ios7. It doesn't seem like a hardware problem whatsoever because my iPad Air has great battery life.
    01-09-2014 07:59 PM
  12. BenitoC's Avatar
    I think it is iOS 7 because now that I am looking for it, I noticed that my iPhone 5 is doing the same thing.
    01-10-2014 07:10 PM
  13. Yong Foo's Avatar
    Hi beni,

    Just ignored the battery indicator, even thought it drop from 100% to 99 or 96% fairly quickly but over the hours the usage will be almost the same, as in 10% battery life = 1hr ish of usage, depending on the activities u do. I've set my ipad on 30% brightness, on wifi, off most unwanted option and i use my ipad for gaming. So 10% = 1hr 15mins approx for me.

    Would suggest u run the battery like usual n check if there any difference in usage / standby time.
    01-17-2014 08:01 PM

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