Out of the box, the iPad offers excellent battery life. But over time, this great battery life begins to fade. This is, unfortunately, the natural progression of a battery. Be that as it may, this doesn’t mean that you are completely powerless when it comes to your battery’s aging. Below are some tips on how to conserve your iPad’s battery life.
Lower Screen Brightness
Reducing your screen’s brightness is one of the key ways to preserve battery life. No matter how you use your tablet, this adjustment is sure to make a difference. To change your screen’s brightness, simply go to Settings > Display & Brightness. This is also where you can switch on the Auto-Brightness. This feature will automatically adjust the brightness level based on ambient light. Unless you are using your screen in a brightly lit place, say, the beach, this setting could help improve battery life.
Switch Off Wi-Fi And Bluetooth When Not Needed
Although a Wi-Fi connection doesn’t consume as much energy as a cellular connection, it can be a significant drain on your battery life. Therefore, when you don’t need a connection, switch off your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Shutting off these connections is as simple as swiping up from the bottom edge and turning off both from the Control Center.
Turn Off AirDrop
AirDrop is a convenient Apple feature that can improve productivity. It allows you to move files from your Mac computer to your iPad to any other iOS devices. While this can be super handy, it doesn’t do anything when you don’t need to shuffle files — actually, it does do something: it drains your battery. So why not switch it off until you need it? To turn AirDrop off, swipe up to open the Control Center, tap AirDrop, and then select Receiving Off.
Limit App Refresh
If not told to do otherwise, most apps will refresh in the background. This means that, even when they’re not opened, they will automatically refresh their content. While this can be convenient for apps that you open regularly, this can be a big drain on your battery. To check and limit apps from refreshing, head to Settings > General > Background App Refresh. Here, you can select which apps you’d like to refresh in the background.
If you are like most people, you probably receive numerous notifications throughout the day. While some of these may be helpful, most are probably unnecessary. On top of being unnecessary, they are also a drain on your battery. Notifications often wake up your idling iPad and turn on the display. Whether it’s a Facebook post or a breaking news story, you can probably turn off some of these notifications to save your battery. To see which notifications you have on, go to Settings > Notifications, and from there, you can choose which app’s notifications to turn off.
Curb The Hogs
Another great way to help preserve your battery life is to cut out unnecessary usage. But before you go about arbitrarily deleting apps, do some research. One great thing about Apple devices is that you can go into your Battery setting and see which apps are using the most of your battery. If your iPad battery is being drained at an alarming pace, check here to see which apps are the neediest. With this information, you can then close out select apps and help improve your battery.
Get a Magnetic iPad Case
A smart iPad case with a cover can help save your battery life. Our magnetic iPad cases, for example, will send your iPad to sleep when you close the screen flap. This is especially helpful for those who are not in the habit of hitting the Sleep/Wake button every time you finish using your iPad. While it may seem minor, over the course of a day, this could give you an extra 10 to 15 minutes of battery life.
Our magnetic iPad cases don’t just protect your tablet and offer drop protection, but they also improve functionality and performance. Our iPad cases come with a stand that can be adjusted to a number of different secure angles, and its magnetic cover also allows it to be attached to any metal surface. Learn more about our iPad cases and get yours today!