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Old 06-03-2022, 10:39 AM
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Default iPad battery drain with wifi and Avid Control

I'm enjoying my new, second-hand Artist Mix very much, and I thought I'd check if Control on iPad would do anything for me. I installed the latest version, enabled wifi on ipad, and it seems to work correctly. The problem is; the battery drains super-fast. I charged it to 100% and left it, screen asleep, wifi on and Control active. Less than 24 hrs later, the charge is 40%! Without me touching it. Normally I can leave it, wifi off, no Control installed, and it would take a week to drain it that much.

I've searched, but had no luck. Any ideas?
I guess my only solution for now is to enable/disable wifi when I use/don't use Control.
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Old 06-04-2022, 05:59 AM
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Same here and when in use it drains the battery on 2 brand new fully loaded ipads within 2 -3 hours och and i can watch utube for 12 hrs w/out charging ….

Will escalate to support. Thanks for bringing this up
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Old 06-04-2022, 06:15 AM
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Same here and when in use it drains the battery on 2 brand new fully loaded ipads within 2 -3 hours och and i can watch utube for 12 hrs w/out charging ….

Will escalate to support. Thanks for bringing this up
Thanks.
I just confirmed this; I charged the ipad to 100% yesterday, turned wifi off and left it. Today the charge still reads 100%. Like it should.

I've just deleted Control on the ipad and turned wifi on, so we'll see how that goes.
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Old 06-04-2022, 11:32 AM
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Thanks.
I just confirmed this; I charged the ipad to 100% yesterday, turned wifi off and left it. Today the charge still reads 100%. Like it should.

I've just deleted Control on the ipad and turned wifi on, so we'll see how that goes.
OK. Five hours later, Control uninstalled, wifi on, ipad completely idle, the battery has dropped from 100% to 85%. So I don't think this has to do with Control app at all, and that's what I thought after searching for solutions to this; people not using avid products, all over the net complaining that just leaving wifi on draining their batteries. I found lots of theories and suggestions, but not a sight of any real soluton.

For now, I'll simply be turning off wifi on ipad when I'm not using Control app.
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Old 06-04-2022, 12:46 PM
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iPad Settings->General->Background App Refresh. Turn off apps you don’t want refreshing on WiFi in the background.
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Old 06-04-2022, 01:07 PM
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iPad Settings->General->Background App Refresh. Turn off apps you don’t want refreshing on WiFi in the background.
Thank you.
I did read about this before. Some saying it was the solution, others saying it did not help.

I disabled the whole 'Background App Refresh' thing, not disabling specific apps. I'll now leave wifi on, Control is still not installed, and I'll see it goes. It's 10pm local time, and my battery charge is at 81%.
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Old 06-04-2022, 04:13 PM
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Thank you.
I did read about this before. Some saying it was the solution, others saying it did not help.

I disabled the whole 'Background App Refresh' thing, not disabling specific apps. I'll now leave wifi on, Control is still not installed, and I'll see it goes. It's 10pm local time, and my battery charge is at 81%.
Not looking good.
It's been three hours idle, and my iPad is now at 72%.
Obviously something is active thru wifi and draining power, and 'Background App Refresh' is not the problem.
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From a usability stand point, the only real way to use Avid Control is with the device plugged into a charger. Which shouldn't be a big issue (The S1 and Dock both have USB charging ports specifically for that.) Temporarily using it on battery only is fine but hoping there's a long-term solution for that, not really.

As for Ben's other problem (unrelated to the Avid Control app), have you rebooted your device (hard reboot.) That should kill any lingering items. Otherwise, for wifi, try to switch to connect to the lower bandwidth networks (2.4 Ghz instead of 5 Ghz), turn off bluetooth if it is on, and check the status of your battery (general>settings>battery) and see if it is degraded.
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Old 06-04-2022, 05:53 PM
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I've hard restarted the iPad. Battery's at 66%. We'll see if it makes a difference.
To be clear; I don't use it much. Only occationally using wifi. Maybe this is normal, that icloud, mail, and everything is burning fuel, that I haven't been used to with wifi off.
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Old 06-05-2022, 06:22 AM
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I've hard restarted the iPad. Battery's at 66%. We'll see if it makes a difference.
To be clear; I don't use it much. Only occationally using wifi. Maybe this is normal, that icloud, mail, and everything is burning fuel, that I haven't been used to with wifi off.
Twelve hours, ipad idle; 59%. That's only 7% down, a definite improvement.

The only thing I did was the hard restart.
Looks like success. Thank you Bscout!
Now I'll re-install Control.
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