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View Poll Results: How many hours can your iPad do? (multiple choices)
< 5 hours, it get's drained pretty fast 1 2.00%
5 hours to 7 hours, a bit less than expected 4 8.00%
7 hours to 9 hours, a bit below my expectations 6 12.00%
ca. 10 hours, exactly what's in the technical description 10 20.00%
> 10 hours, I'm very positively surprised 20 40.00%
It depends extremely on my usage, whether I'm watching movies, playing games or read 6 12.00%
It gets drained quickly, whatever I do 2 4.00%
In general, I'm okay with the battery duration. It's about what I'd expect on similar units. 5 10.00%
In general, I find it troublesome. I think about backup batteries or other alternatives - I have to do something. 0 0%
In general, I'm absolutely fine. Battery does long enough for commuting and "surviving" any average day. 15 30.00%
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:44 AM   #16
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Full charge last night and 2 hours use has brought me to 75% that was at full brightness with wifi on 30 mins streaming video with abc player, 30 mins downloading apps, 30 minsgaming, 30 mins on Internet .

So 8 hours, if I dropped brightness I revoke I would easily get more. Very happy

Ok so now at 50% again similar constant use

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Old 05-30-2010, 11:21 AM   #17
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Take into consideration that during the work week I'm not on my iPad all day but pretty so during weekends. Then I get through the whole day and some on one charge. I'm happy with the battery life.
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:01 PM   #18
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I checked the "5 hours drains pretty fast" based on my first day's usage - I am guessing it will improve after a recharge or two.
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:35 PM   #19
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I checked the "5 hours drains pretty fast" based on my first day's usage - I am guessing it will improve after a recharge or two.
That's what I'm hoping for as well. I'm charging for the 3rd time right now.
I didn't really track the time. But my feeling is, I'm in the range of 5 hours as well. One reason may be the early stage of the charging cycles. Another reason obviously is my heavy usage of WiFi. So far, I don't see myself coming even close to 10 hours...
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:45 PM   #20
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One way to help keep the battery going strong is the get the Battery Doctor Pro app. I know on screen it's formatted for the iPod Touch/iPhone, but it works well with the iPad.
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Just like DixieGal, I find that when I'm using the iPad for reading and have the WiFi turned off, I get great battery life. I can go multiple days without having to recharge the battery. As soon as I turn the WiFi on I can see the battery draining much quicker. When I'm at home I do most of my "work" on my iMac and use the iPad for reading (and perhaps solitaire and chess). When traveling the iPad helps me to stay in touch but I do have to recharge the battery more often.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:15 PM   #22
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This poll would be fine, except you added opinion on the end. i would pick 7-9 hours, except its not a bit below my expectations, its about right for my expectations, since I have the 3G version and I am jailbroken

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Old 06-02-2010, 05:58 PM   #23
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To let you guys know, I decided to test the battery on this weeks long car trip. I read the users guide tips for extending the charge. Then charged it up to 100%. Toggled off wifi and notifications. I read for 10 hrs and it only went down to 40%.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:43 AM   #24
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Definitely longer than 10 hours. I watched 5 hours of netflix and the battery was only down 30%. I go days between charges. My nook drains faster.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:38 AM   #25
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I always switch on "Airplane Mode" in "Settings" when I'm not doing any on-line stuff. Greatly extends the battery life.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:35 PM   #26
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I've yet to run out of power....have gone from 7am to 12am with plenty of use on a weekend day. Most of the time I'm in 50% brightness. Have not had to resort to turning off wifi or anything.

I'm SHOCKED that some are only getting 5 to 7 hours.

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Old 06-03-2010, 02:55 PM   #27
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I'm SHOCKED that some are only getting 5 to 7 hours.

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Me too. I am always connected. I turn off wifi on my ipod, but never on my ipad. Maybe there was a bad batch of batteries.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:12 PM   #28
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Has anyone followed Apple's Battery Guide and done a complete charge/discharge to zero?
Took me all Memorial Day weekend.
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yes. but over a 2 day period. didn't track total usage. actually i pretty much always drain it down until it shuts off before i charge it up.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:25 PM   #30
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I'm SHOCKED that some are only getting 5 to 7 hours.
I was getting about that level in my worst-case scenario, which was streaming video over wifi, with full brightness and using Bluetooth headphones.
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