Your iPad comes with a large lithium-ion battery, and Apple claims the iPad Battery gives you up to 10 hours of continuous usage and hold a charge in standby mode for 30 days. Those are impressive times, although count on getting less in the real world.
The biggest down side to the iPad battery is that it’s not, in Apple parlance, a user-installable feature. If your battery dies, you have no choice but to return it to Apple to get it replaced. Which is all the more reason to take care of your battery and try to maximize battery life.
Tracking iPad Battery Use
Your iPad doesn’t give much battery data, but you can monitor both the total usage time (this includes all activities: surfing, reading eBooks, gaming, playing media, and so on) and standby time (time when your iPad was in Sleep mode).
- On the Home screen, tap Settings. The Settings screen appears.
- Tap General. Your iPad displays the General screen.
- Tap the Battery Percentage On/Off switch to the On position. Your iPad shows you the percentage of iPad battery life left in the status bar beside the battery icon
Originally posted 2011-08-08 21:01:05.