Do you feel like you’re overusing your iPad charging station because your tablet’s battery charge seems to be draining quite fast? Are you tired of having to charge your iPad over and over again after only a few hours of use? Don’t jump to conclusions and say your iPad is already due to be fixed! You may just need to tweak on some of its settings so that its battery won’t be drained too fast.
Just like any other iGadget, or any device for that matter, the life of your iPad’s battery is dramatically shortened when used heavily. But don’t fret, because even if you use your iPad during all your waking hours, you might still be able to adapt some measure that can prolong its battery life. Take note, and here we go:
How to Extend the Battery Life of an iPad
(1) Turn off automatic settings for Wi-Fi and cellular data (iPad + 3G)
An instant battery drainer for your iPad is when it searches for and attempts to automatically connect to the cellular or WiFi network giving the strongest signal. Thus, if you are only using your iPad to write a draft for your blog entry or watching a film you’ve already downloaded to your device, turn off the WiFi settings. Besides, donât you want to be free of distractions while doing whatever not related to the Internet on your iPad?
You can do this by going to “Settings” > “WiFi option” or “Cellular”, and tap ‘”Off”.
(2) Control data fetching intervals
You can either turn off or decrease the timing for when data is fetched for some of your apps. Data in some apps are updated regularly, including the RSS feed and email notifications. The smaller the intervals for data fetching are, the harder your iPad works, the faster your iPad’s battery is drained.
You may go to “Settings” > tap on “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > “Fetch New Data”> tap “Manually”. Otherwise, if you want the fetching interval to be less regular but just less frequent, you may tap “Hourly”.
(3) Calibrate the brightness of your screen
Yes, having an overly bright screen can deplete your battery supply. The brighter the screen is, the more battery power is being consumed by your iPad consumes, and therefore the more frequent you’d need to use your 3-port USB 3.0 docking station. Turn down the brightness to a level you are comfortable with and at the same time save you battery life.
Go to “Settings” > “Brightness & Wallpaper” > “Auto Brightness”
By doing this step, you are allowing your iPad to adjust its screenâs brightness depending on the brightness of your surroundings
You may also do this:
Drag the slider to the left to lower the default setting for screen brightness. 25 to 30% brightness should be enough if you are using the device during the daytime, and 20% should be enough if you are using it outdoors and it is sunny. For most people, 25 to 30% actually works even for nighttime, as long as you have overhead lighting.
(4) Turn off Push notifications
If you get tons of emails or are a heavy IM+ user, you would definitely benefit from this measure. Push notifications can be a huge battery drainer.
Go to “Settings”, “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > “Fetch New Data” > Tap ‘off’ for Push
Hopefully, these tips will give you more quality time with your iPad and save you from having to charge your device all the time.