Apple may have a pretty great power source in its devices, but nothing lasts forever.
You may be able to get up to 10 hours of use on your iPad battery on a single full charge, but that is only under the best circumstances and it means that you need to know exactly how to squeeze every ounce of power out of it.
If you are careless with your device, you’ll run out of power just when you need it most.
In fact, too much carelessness could shorten the overall life of your iPad battery so that it won’t hold as much charge as it once did. After all, mobile device batteries can only be recharged a finite number of times before they just won’t do it anymore. It’s worth your while to learn some great tips to get the most out of your power and out of the lifespan of the device.
Check out these great iPad battery conserving tips to put you on the right track.
1. Shut off your WiFi – if you’re not using your internet connection, then turn it off. It’s one of the biggest drains on your tablet battery and it is one of the easiest ones to correct. Shutting off this connection will also help to cut out ads that are displayed in your game apps, making them a lot more fun to use.
2. Shut off your data connection – If you have a 3G or 4G data connection built in, then turn that off when you’re not using it, too. This will run down the batteries very quickly, particularly if it’s left on all the time.
3. Disable your data push – When your iPad is connected to the internet, it may send you notifications that you have emails or other types of alerts to keep you up to date. Though these can be handy at times, when you need to get everything you can out of your battery, this can help to save you a lot of power time.
4. Shut off Bluetooth – If you’re not using those speakers, keyboards, or headphones, then shut off the Bluetooth to save your power.
5. Reduce email fetching – The less often your email is checked, the less frequently your device will drain your battery in doing it.
6. Shut down location services – GPS based functionality is a continual drain on your iPad battery that you likely don’t even need the majority of the time. Turn it on when you need it and turn it off when you don’t.
7. Get an iPad external battery – When the battery does run out and you can’t spend the next few hours plugged into a wall, at least you’ll have a backup battery pack that will give you another charge or two to keep you going.