I was just about to buy a kindle, when someone suggested that when next generation iPad comes out, the first generation one will go down in price. Now I am totally in a dither, do I get the Kindle or wait for possible lower price on iPad? I want something I can use for reading while traveling. Of course, all the other cool apps for the iPad are a draw too. I have an iPhone and an iPod touch. I use it to check email, google odds and ends, keep up with a little Facebook time, and play an occasional game of solitaire. So I am not sure I even "need" an iPad. But they are so cool looking.
What I like about the kindle is the E-Ink because it is easier on the eyes I think. But the iPad does so much more, not that I am likely to use it for games, music, photos etc.
Another question, how long does the battery last, especially if wi-fi is turned off?
iMac 21.5 inch, 3.3 Ghz, 8G ram
Mac OS X (10.6.5)
iphone 3Gs, ipod touch, nano
While it literally seemed to never lose charge when I bought it a couple of months ago, I am noticing that my ipad's battery is losing charge more quickly now with normal use (surfing the web, writing etc.) and it would drop from 100 to 80% battery in about one hour. Is this normal? Or should I bring it in for checking?
Did a search, but no answer to my specific question. Maybe my search capability isn't good enough, but here goes: what type of usage is best for longevity of my iPad battery? Should I leave it plugged in until I need to go mobile, or should I simply use it off the grid and recharge when it runs out of oomph?
I did find something on the Apple web site saying that you need to run it completely down about once per month---but this is merely to keep the battery charge indicator calibrated.
I'm not sure if this is normal, but my iPad when plugged in using the supplied charger will only charge to 97%? Also my battery is draining really quickly, my iPad was charge up over night, it's not been used all day but already down to 65%, is that right?
Reduced Battery Time With IOS 5.1.1 And IPad 3 Wi-Fi?
May 11, 2012
reduced battery time with iOS 5.1.1 update and the Wi-Fi-only iPad3? I can see the battery dropping 1% or so every couple of minutes now. I have everything essential off except Wi-Fi, no push, no notifications, no location, no iCloud, etc.I would swear it was better with 5.1.0.
Everyone who has an iPad 3 knows that it takes substantially longer to charge than the iPad 2, and, if you are unfortunate, the device can drain the battery quite fast. Some people have been reporting accelerated battery drain, and some have not.
When I first purchased the iPad 3 and restored it from my backup, the battery was draining very rapidly. When it was plugged in and I was merely using safari at mid brightness, I would still LOSE 1 or 2% per hour on my battery.
Finally, I got fed up with the device and restored it. As soon as I did, my battery started charging more than twice as fast as it was before. While I was happy with the change, I still wanted to know exactly what was drawing so much battery life. Alas, without the problem reoccurring, I would be unable to do any testing.
Yesterday, however, my battery life dropped again dramatically. There was no way that I was going to restore every time this issue arose, so I decided I would do some power draw measurements on different processes to find out exactly what was sucking my battery faster than it could charge.
I ran a draw test on the amount of current that was being used by open processes, and found something that astounded me: even though the app was closed (closed out of the multitasking menu as well), Facetime was STILL drawing between -100mA and -500mA of power, with the -500mA being more frequent of the two. I switched it off, and my battery life returned to normal.
Go into your iPad's settings and disable Facetime completely. For some reason, it's drawing a tremendous amount of power even when the app is closed. I don't know why it does this, but hopefully the battery drain for Facetime is a bit less significant with the next patch.
I have just become the proud owner of an Ipad4, and am curious to know the average recharge time for the Ipad. Having let it fully deplete, it took approx. 9 hours to charge to 100%. Charging from e.g 20 to 100% can take 5 to 6 hours or thereabouts. I usually place it on recharge, when it gets down to 15 to 20 % . Although, it takes quite some time to charge up, it does hold its charge for for a few days.
How To Make The Battery Time Status Bar Disappear?
Apr 12, 2010
When I watch a streaming movie on my iPad the little bar at the top of the window which shows wi-fi strength, time and battery status is constantly there and annoying. During one movie it disappeared and watching the movie was more enjoyable. I don't know why it disappeared and wondered if anyone has found a preference to make that bar go away when the movie is running? It can be done, I just don't know how.
Information: MacBook Pro 13 (2009), MacBook Pro 17 (2008), MacPro (2006) Mac OS X (10.6)