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2018-02-02 11:30 PM
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My new iPad Pro is now showing 9% down. Read some where that the battery apps are not accurate.
The fellow at iRepair said the same thing, so, although I wouldn't say that 5% down is better than say 9% down, with my old battery it was over 50% down, so I would use a battery app as a guide or perhaps rough confirmation, but not an accurate representation of battery life.

In the same way that you need a big draw to properly test a car battery, you'd need a larger draw than a battery app can apply, but it can give a rough indication, or perhaps confirmation of what you already see with battery life.
2018-02-02 10:53 PM
e268 My new iPad Pro is now showing 9% down. Read some where that the battery apps are not accurate.
2018-01-31 10:00 AM
e268 My old ipad (I think is 3rd gen) is only 10% down, but cannot run ios 11. I use it to run Harmony Hub and leave it in the tv room. My less than one year old ipad pro is 13% down, not too happy with it down so much so fast. My iphone 5s is 24% down, not bad for its age. can still run ios11.
2018-01-31 07:43 AM
David1953 I have two iPads, an iPad Air which I purchased 3-4 years ago, and a fairly new iPad Pro, a couple of months old. I keep the older iPad Air for apps which don't run under iOS 11. The Pro has the latest iOS version.

The old Air gave a wear reading of 14%, not too bad for a device that old.

The new iPad Pro gave a wear level of 0%, perfect.

I also checked my 3 year old iPhone 6 Plus. The wear level was only 1%. I've always had excellent battery life on this device.
2018-01-30 11:18 AM
57 I've had my iPad back for a few days now. The replacement battery from iRepair seems to make my iPad work "like new". I can go 2-3 days between charges and not worry about limiting my use of the device. This morning we had used the iPad for an hour and still had 90% left. The old battery would have been 50% or less. I'll report back if I notice any deterioration in performance, but for the time being, I'm happy.
2018-01-24 11:08 PM
ExDilbert I purchased a spare battery for an LG G4 on Amazon that was better than the original. I've also purchased several UPS batteries from UPS Battery Center that are very good as well as Harmony remote and camera batteries on eBay. Can't say I've ever had a real dud but a couple of the camera batteries from a few years ago didn't seem to hold a charge as long as they should. But then they cost $10 and the local stores wanted $60 for the OEM version. The $60 batteries failed quite fast which is why I tried eBay.
2018-01-24 10:45 PM
DSgamby Thunder Bay has at least 2. I am sure Toronto has a few.
2018-01-24 10:15 PM
audacity Who are the "reputable local dealers"? Are there any businesses/chains that use high quality (new) batteries, and stay away from the knockoffs one finds on eBay?
2018-01-24 12:53 PM
ExDilbert At $139, the price Apple charges is grossly inflated. The battery itself is worth about $10-20. $70 for replacement sounds about right. (I know someone who recently had the screen and battery replaced in their LG phone for $100.) The main issues with batteries is with suppliers who sell poor quality knock-offs, or seconds or old stock that were meant to be discarded. They sometimes crop up on places like eBay. A reputable local dealer is unlikely to be selling those.
2018-01-24 10:27 AM
57 I was thinking the same, but I had a shop very nearby and since the cost is almost half, I went with it. I also asked about the battery used and they stated that the battery "is the same" as the one used by Apple. Apparently it has to be "identical", otherwise the iPad (or any Apple product) will not work. We'll see.

I was also aware of the fact that Apple sometimes provides a refurbished similar iPad instead of replacing the battery. I didn't really want that, as my iPad is in good shape. I did do a backup to my computer before handing it in. I'll advise when I get it back shortly.
2018-01-24 09:54 AM
TorontoColin I'd definitely do the official Apple battery swap. The cheaper options sometimes come with much worse batteries which wear out faster, and will just frustrate you again.
2018-01-23 01:20 PM
57 Today my iPad went to black screen at about 20% battery power showing, after less than two hours on. I guess I'll get a new battery. I'm a bit surprised at how quickly this became an issue. A few months ago I had 4 hours runtime easy.

Thanks to @e268 regarding Home Edition/Anyplace. I now have both and upgraded to iOS11.
2018-01-22 10:29 PM
e268 Yes, just tried it with HomeEdition. It can manage pvr and guide, but cannot stream.
2018-01-22 06:52 PM
57 @e268 . Thank you. I don't stream, so as long as I can still use the guide and Manage PVR, I'm happy.
2018-01-22 06:09 PM
e268 I had updated to iOS 11 and indeed I cannot watch tv from my HomeEdition. I found out in the last few days that there is a new app called Rogers Any Place TV. I installed it from App Store, and I can watch tv form my iPad. However, this app cannot do pvr recording at the moment. So, I am keeping both apps for now. What I am trying to say is that you can now safely update to iOS 11, but keeping 2 apps.
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