1. Brooktop's Avatar
    After updating my Touch to iOS 4.0 and suffering battery drain like many others (including iPhone users) I think I'll hold off on the 4.2 update for my iPad until I know it's 'safe'...especially seeing as there have been wi-fi issues in the GM version.

    I do fancy the benefits 4.2 could bring, but not at the expense of having to fiddle with settings eg airplane mode on, Push notifications and Location Services to off, wi-fi to off when not in use....just to give the same battery life as I has with iOS 3.0.

    Would love to hear from early-adopters as to how it affects their battery life. I've only had my iPad for 5 weeks and have been VERY happy with the battery life so far (although my Touch had lowered my expectations )
    11-22-2010 11:36 AM
  2. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    After updating my Touch to iOS 4.0 and suffering battery drain like many others (including iPhone users) I think I'll hold off on the 4.2 update for my iPad until I know it's 'safe'...especially seeing as there have been wi-fi issues in the GM version.

    I do fancy the benefits 4.2 could bring, but not at the expense of having to fiddle with settings eg airplane mode on, Push notifications and Location Services to off, wi-fi to off when not in use....just to give the same battery life as I has with iOS 3.0.

    Would love to hear from early-adopters as to how it affects their battery life. I've only had my iPad for 5 weeks and have been VERY happy with the battery life so far (although my Touch had lowered my expectations )
    Well 4.2 was delayed and that "should" have given them time to fix the issue. We won't find out if it did till the next 24-48 hours when the reports come in. I hope it fixed it.
    11-22-2010 11:40 AM
  3. Brooktop's Avatar
    It does annoy me when Apple and Mr Jobs say that 'BatteryGate' doesn't exist when one Google serach for the phrase 'ipod battery drain' brings up so many results.
    11-22-2010 12:26 PM
  4. bergman's Avatar
    Battery life on my wifi only iPad was stellar until upgrading to 4.2. Now it's less thn stellar.
    12-01-2010 09:43 PM
  5. MYNAMESALEX's Avatar
    Yeah I noticed it was just about dead by the end of my school day the other day, which was pretty disappointing. Still better battery than my palm pre though. Battery life on that is just terrible.
    12-02-2010 01:46 AM
  6. eolinger's Avatar
    I am also seeing more battery drain, going from about 8-9 hours of active use to 7 hours.
    12-03-2010 12:52 PM
  7. wiggy1's Avatar
    So, does anyone have a nice checklist of tweaks to get the most out of battery life. Now, I am talking about having WI-FI still on since it is generally a necessary component of using the iPad (the way I use mine).
    12-09-2010 11:10 PM
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