Skip navigation

iPad 2 rapidly losing battery life

12283 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2012 5:02 PM by Pragmatic105 RSS
  • cdolan92 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 8, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to sbrews)



    They were unwilling to replace your device (assuming it is under warrenty) ?


    Seems odd to me, I love my iPad, use it all day every day, and I am completely aware of a 50% (thats my estimation) decrease in battery life.


    Sad days for my iPad haha

  • sbrews Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 8, 2012 9:24 AM (in response to Pragmatic105)

    No replacement - the diags they ran said my iPad was just fine and there was no battery issue.  The problem popped up when I upgraded to IOS 5.0.1.  It was fine previously.  There is something wrong with 5.0.1.  Wished I could roll it back to 5... but apple has locked out that option.

  • NiallNai Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 14, 2012 12:53 PM (in response to Pragmatic105)

    This same thing just started happening to me a few days ago. I'm definitely not as savvy as others are about the iPad but I can't pinpoint anything that has changed on my iPad. The only thing that I've noticed is that my iPad has been losing connection to my wireless router at home much more frequently so I don't know if re-establishing connection is what is draining it and if this even happens when it is sleeping (I'm guessing not). But it is disconcerting.

  • pmbrady Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 29, 2012 3:14 AM (in response to Pragmatic105)

    I've noticed the same thing happening to my iPad 2 .


    I had charged the battery life to 100%, wifi wasn't running, and I wasn't actually using my iPad at all for a couple of hours, until I decided to play some music from it. The music was playing for all of 10 minutes when I noticed the battery life had decreased to 88%! That cannot be right!? It has never decreased that rapidly before. If anyone has any other solutions, please let us all know?

  • seagirl Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 15, 2012 10:26 PM (in response to pmbrady)

    I have also noticed the same thing happening.  My iPad 2 is only 8 months old.  Doing fine in the battery life area until recently.  Couldn't see what had changed except the latest upgrade of 5.1


    So, any nonsense of turning anything off, on, to sleep, etc etc is just that... nonsense.  Any thoughts, ideas, walls to beat heads against would be appreciated. 



  • cdolan92 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 16, 2012 1:36 PM (in response to seagirl)

    Does your iPad also take a pretty darn long time to charge?


    I went to the Apple store and they gave me a new one finally. I tried charging and using Airport mode for an entire day. It still died quickly. I turned off "Open on Smart Cover" option, thinking that it was turning the screen on while in my packpack... still no luck.


    Charging on my iPad had risen to about 12 hours total, and the device would rapidly deplete battery as soon as i unlocked it following a 100% charge.


    Be warned: the Apple Rep may plug it into a battery voltage meter. Mine showed up at ~94-95%, which is inside their range of "Acceptible capacity". I argued for a new iPad regardless, because in the 1/2 hour I was at the Genius Bar the battery % had risen from just 2 to 3%. Obviously there is a hardware malfunction or something that is doing this to the battery.


    Go get a new one from the genius bar!

  • seagirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 16, 2012 2:28 PM (in response to cdolan92)

    If you are asking a general question, I will answer.  I am not sure about the charging question - I will pay more attention.  I do know I am very tired of it discharging faster than my iPhone does on any given day.  I am very aware of the Genius Bar at the Apple stores; I like the way it is handled with making appointments and their time is your time when it's your turn.


    Thanks for the advice and support.



1 2 Previous Next


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.