The Apple iPad is already blessed with a long-lasting battery, but there are days when we all wish it would last just a little bit longer. As the device is sealed and there’s no way to install a larger battery, the only choice is to make some changes to try to reduce the amount of power that we use on a daily basis. There are several things that can be done to stretch out the juice. Here are a few of my favorites:
Turn off Your Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a great tool, but it’s also one that we often leave on when it’s not needed. Think of it as a light switch. Turn it off when you’re not using it. It only takes a few flicks to turn off and disabling it well help you extend your battery. You should also consider disabling WiFi when it’s not in use.
Go to Settings -> General to disable/enable your Bluetooth radio.
Use the Auto Lock
You can set the timer to auto lock your iPad when it’s not being used. Not only will this keep prying eyes from your tablet, the auto lock will put the iPad to sleep, turning off the screen and saving power. The screen is the largest drain on a device’s battery. You can adjust the lock timer in the settings. Choose something that will power down the iPad after a short amount of time, but not too soon as to interfere with regular use. I like two minutes.
Find this under Settings -> General -> Auto-lock.
Lower the Brightness
Keeping the brightness turned down will really stretch the life of your battery. You can even enable the automatic brightness level and let the device select the best combination of brightness and battery life for the current ambient light level.
The setting for adjusting brightness is found in Settings -> Brightness -> Wallpaper.
The slider to enable Auto-Brightness is located under Settings -> Brightness.
Turn Off Location-Based Services
Sometimes it’s handy to have our iPad know exactly where we are. That convenience comes at the cost of battery life. Having your GPS radio constantly enabled, even when you have no need for location-based services, causes a steady drain on your battery. Like Bluetooth, it’s a feature that should be disabled when it’s not in use.
You can find the option to disable location-based services under Settings -> Location-Based Service.
Using these few simple tricks can take the iPads battery life from good to great. The best part about these tips is you’re not even likely to notice them. Sure, you’ll need one extra step to use Bluetooth or GPS, but that’s an easy trade-off for longer battery life.
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