Depending on the model you have, your iPad can maintain power for as long as eight hours or more. However, even that may not be enough if you’re carrying your device out in the field for a long day, or are flying economy to an international destination. You can extend the battery life on your iPad by following these tips.

  • Keep it cool. Heat can be the biggest factor in lowering your battery life. Don’t leave your iPad on a desktop under direct sunlight and don’t store it in your glove compartment on a hot summer day. According to Apple, the optimum operating temperature for your device is between 32 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lower the brightness. Your screen may be set to maximum brightness because the store wanted to impress you with the clarity of the display. Unfortunately, this setting also uses up the most power. Tap Settings and then Wallpaper and Brightness. Then move the slider to the left to dim the display. Experiment until you find the lowest setting that’s still readable.
  • Don’t Push. It’s good to keep abreast of the latest developments at your favorite website. But do you really need Groupon messaging you several times a day with the latest deal? Turn off Push notifications by tapping Settings and then Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Then choose Fetch New Data and switch Push to Off. Set Fetch to Manually. Then set aside a specific time during the day when you can check for your messages.

Saving power on your iPad ensures that your favorite device will be available when you need it. If you want to know more, please contact us.