suddenly I have this strange problem on the Ipad I bought in May 2012 - the battery continues to go down when the Ipad is off. I am still able to charge it using the Apple supplied cable. Any ideas?
Thank you Marvin. I meant power off as in having pressed the button and having the screen go black. But you might be right - I often leave apps like mail and safari open when I shut the Ipad off. On the other hand, I've been doing that since I bought it and this power-draining problem just developed in the last couple of days.
Yes, You're not really shutting it OFF... and some apps are still able to perform some tasks while asleep... perhaps there's some app that you recently acquired, or that was recently updated and that new app (or updated version) is what is using battery while asleep...
Or perhaps you may have changed a setting for push alerts or something similar?