Ok, my new 11” iPad Pro M2 version is my 3rd iPad. I had the second edition of the iPad and the iPad Air 2 before it. I guess I technically worked on the first edition iPad for 7-8 months from work, but it wasn’t mine.
One thing that my previous iPads had in common was really good battery life. I mean, with my iPad Air 2, I probably charged that thing every 3-4 days and could expect it to last quite a while, and that’s taking into consideration it was on a Bluetooth keyboard case, which I used extensively. If I ran into an issue, I could typically just plug it into one of my external batteries (they are typically around 10,000 MaH or what not, USB A).
I don’t get nearly the battery life from my new iPad. In fact, I overslept (until about 7 this morning), unplugged my iPad around 7:45, read for about a half hour (Books, highlighting areas I want to explore or write about), did a little email, set it down for a while, then at 9 I picked it back up and journaled for about 30 minutes. Since then, I’ve reviewed email (responding as needed), poked around Reddit, and am now here asking this question. With that time, my battery is down to 81% right now. I find myself charging/recharging at least 1-2 times a day.
One of the nice things about the previous version iPads was that I could EXPECT multiple days of use. Yesterday, I tried to go most of the day as an experiment, not using it all day necessarily, but just poking around with it. As it stands now, by 7:30pm last night, I had to plug it in as I’d gotten below 10% of my battery.
Should I adjust some settings or be concerned that maybe the battery in this unit is faulty? I’m really not doing a lot on it right now, but will likely be doing more as my holiday/vacation comes to an end next week.