Since you’re using your iPad most of the time every day, you’re probably thinking how you can increase your iPad’s battery life. It’s always been a stressful and frustrating experience every time you’ll get that warning sign that you’re battery is low and you need a place where you can plug in your device.

With that said, here are some tips you can follow to make its battery last longer. Though some of it may require you to turn off some of the iPad’s features, a little sacrifice will surely pay off.

Lower the Screen Brightness

 

As simple as this tip can be, lowering your screen brightness can go a long way in saving up some of your iPad’s battery juice. Try to reduce it as much as you can — the lower, the better. You can do this by swiping up from the bottom of the display and adjusting the slider. You can also adjust the brightness by going to Settings > Display & Brightness, and then adjust the slider according to your preferred brightness level.

Turn Off Bluetooth, WiFi, and AirDrop

Wireless technologies are awesome since they make our lives a whole lot easier, but they do have their battery-draining dark side. Unless it’s necessary to have these options turned on, it’s more practical if you would turn them off when you don’t need them. The easiest way to do that is by swiping up from the bottom of the display, and you’ll find these settings at the top left.

Check Your Emails Manually

 

If your habit is to check your emails on your phone instead of your iPad, then you can probably agree that there’s no point of checking for new emails. If you want to check your emails manually, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch News Data > Manually.

Reduce Background App Refresh

Thanks to App Refresh, your apps can get new content even when you’re not using them. It’s very convenient, but it also drains your iPad’s battery. To turn this feature off for certain apps, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh.

 

See What Apps are Battery Hoggers

By going into your iPad’s settings, you can identify what apps are consuming a lot of battery life. Open the Settings app, and then look for the Battery option. Under Battery Usage, you’ll see all the apps that use the most battery and how much they use.

 

Minimize Motion and Animations

Apple introduced great animations in iOS 7, including a parallax home screen. This is when your iPad’s apps and the wallpaper move on two different planes. It’s a great effect, but it still drains your battery. To turn this off, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion, and then toggle off the Reduce Motion slider.

Reduce Auto-Lock Time

 

Reducing the auto-lock time not only helps you to save battery life but also helps protect your privacy. The longer your iPad goes unlocked, the greater risk you run of someone getting a hold of it and the more battery that’s drained. You can reduce the auto-lock time by going to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock. The shorter the interval, the more battery power you can save.

Turn Off Location Services for Certain Apps

Some apps need your location to work correctly, but there are others that are just taking advantage. Look through the apps that are using your position and disable the ones that you think don’t need to access your location.

To do this, go to Privacy > Location Services. Look through the list first, and if you want to make any changes, tap on the arrow to disable it.

Disable Handoff

Handoff is a useful feature since it allows you to start something on one iOS device and finish on another. If you usually don’t use this feature, the smartest thing you can do to help save the battery is to turn it off. You can do this by going to Settings > General > Handoff > Toggle Off.

 

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This entry was posted by Staff Writer on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 6:16:22 AM and is filed under Tech Tips & Tricks.

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