1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    My iPad 3G was losing 10% battery life per hour when I wasn't even using it. I don't know when it started or if I installed anything just prior to it starting, but a couple days ago it just began to drain and drain. I soft reset it. I hard reset it. I did a restore from backup. Nothing worked.

    So I went nu-cu-lar and just did a clean restore. Left it in my bag all day, just came back, and its still at 100%.

    Pain to reload everything by hand, but it fixed the problem.
    08-06-2010 12:14 AM
  2. west3man's Avatar
    My iPad 3G was losing 10% battery life per hour when I wasn't even using it. I don't know when it started or if I installed anything just prior to it starting, but a couple days ago it just began to drain and drain. I soft reset it. I hard reset it. I did a restore from backup. Nothing worked.

    So I went nu-cu-lar and just did a clean restore. Left it in my bag all day, just came back, and its still at 100%.

    Pain to reload everything by hand, but it fixed the problem.
    That's nuts. I have nothing useful to add other than "thanks" for telling us about the problem and solution, in case it ever happens to any of us.

    When you say "reload" everything by-hand, do you mean that you wiped the iPad, then deleted or somehow set aside your iTunes backup in favor of starting from scratch?

    That DOES sound like a pain! Dunno how I'd do that exactly. If nothing else, I'd be concerned that previously purchased video content would be lost to me.
    08-06-2010 03:52 AM
  3. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I had a similar problem occur with my Original iPhone 4 ... Wiping it and starting over fixed the problem as well.
    08-06-2010 11:16 AM
  4. mkostera16's Avatar
    Same here, restored it and i was fine
    08-12-2010 04:16 PM
  5. lcargile's Avatar
    Ive been loving the battery length on my new one but my old one did have a problem. Should have tried this.
    08-18-2010 01:00 PM
  6. Duvi's Avatar
    Restore from backup and start removing the last apps that you installed
    one by one.
    08-18-2010 03:43 PM
  7. MobileMania's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip. Ill keep that in mind just in case someone i know encounters this kind of problem. So far, my iPad has been good to me.
    08-20-2010 08:44 AM
  8. GinoDotCom's Avatar
    Rene, was your ipad jailbroken?
    08-24-2010 01:44 PM
  9. RichD's Avatar
    I seem to have about the same power drain as you Rene.
    08-28-2010 10:46 PM
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