Folks, apologies as there are a few threads on this already but wanted advice on the 2 options I have been provided by Apple support -
Background is I owned an Ipad 1 for over a year, buying a new ipad 3 in the USA a few weeks back.
I setup the new ipad from a backup of the ipad 1st generation.
Been using for a couple of weeks now and observe the following -
Battery life is very poor draining by 10% in as little as 20 minutes web browsing. Using satnav, my battery life I estimate to be only a maximum of 2 hours from a full charge.
In general terms, the battery life is extremely poor compared to ipad 1.
I have changed settings to expand battery life as pointed out on other threads and I did expect some hit given the more powerful processor, screen etc, but I find myself looking at the charge icon every few minutes and watching as another 1% drops off.
Secondly, when charging from the wall socket it takes forever! Sitting here just now with only safari running on a 3g connection, no wifi, screen brightness on auto, the ipad has charged just 2% in the space of about 50 minutes.
In the car, when plugged into my in car charger and with satnav running, the ipad still actually loses charge! the ipad 1 charged (albeit noticeably more slowly when plugged into my car and running satnav).
Apple support advise me to restore (wipe) the ipad 3 and set it up as new, rather than from a backup. If this does not improve battery performance, they will replace the ipad.
Before I go through the process of restoring and so on, can anyone advise if they have had success in doing this?
Does it sound as if I have a dodgy ipad and will battery life on a replacement be better?
the battery issue has taken a wee bit of the shine off my new purchase