iPad 1 battery lifespan - anyone any idea

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  1. pipedream

    pipedream New Member

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    Hi all,

    My first post !

    I have a first generation 64gb 3G iPad which has been in constant and heavy daily use for three years.

    It has always lasted all day between charges

    I have noticed that the battery is loosing its charge more quickly than it has in the past and I now need to top up the battery a couple of times a day.

    I have downloaded a couple of battery management apps, and followed the tips for prolonging battery life, but the situation does not improve

    I know that the battery cannot be expected to last forever, but does anyone have any idea what the expected lifespan should be

    Thanks

    PS I am not really looking for an excuse to upgrade !






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  2. Mickeylittle

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    I'm not exactly sure about this but I've read something about 800-1000 charges. Again it could have been lower! The other thing is that the iPad came out in March- April 2010 so it's really only been 2 years, as iPad 2 came last March- April, and the new iPad this March.
     
  3. HansMayer

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    If you're not looking for an excuse to upgrade, just replace the battery. You find a guide on how to do that on iFixIt.com, but there are companies who do it for you as well.
     
  4. pipedream

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    Thanks, just goes to show how much my iPad has become part of my world. You are right it is just 2 years since I have had it ! Given that it is charged every night it it must be close to 800 charges, so perhaps it is getting towards the end of its life. I see that Apple offer a battery replacement service which seems reasonable. However given the way that the iPhone has gone, I am not sure if it is worth investing in extending its life for another two years as it may not keep up with apps. Perhaps eBay calls ?
     
  5. HansMayer

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  6. Sundy89

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    Take good care of it or its lifespan will be longer.
     

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