How To Improve Battery Life On iPad

How To Improve Battery Life On iPad
How To Improve Battery Life On iPad

You can improve extend your new iPad battery life with some simple tips. Although the iPad comes with a very impressive battery life from the start, this tutorial will help you optimize your new iPads battery life without giving up much functionality. Follow the simple How to steps below.

How to reduce screen brightness on your iPad

One of the things that strike me about the iPad 3 is the screen brightness. It’s bright enough at times to need sunglasses just to look at it. Even with Auto-Brightness switched on, it’s still far too bright. That unnecessary brightness is eating away your battery. The simplest and most effective tip I have for getting more out of your iPad’s battery is to turn down the screen brightness to a level that’s acceptable to you.

  • You can do this from Settings > Brightness & Wallpaper.
  • Alternatively, you can access it by Double-tapping the Home button to bring up the Multitasking bar and then swiping it to the right and then using the brightness slider on the left.
  • You might want to experiment with turning off Auto-Brightness completely and manually adjusting the brightness. Personally, I don’t find this feature to be all that effective. Even knocking the brightness down a touch makes a noticeable difference to the battery life.

How to turn off 4G LTE when not in use on your iPad

The second biggest drain on the iPad 3’s battery is the 4G LTE modem. Of course, there are times when you’re going to want this feature — unless you bought a Wi-Fi-only iPad, in which case it’s not an option — but leaving it switched on continuously when you’re not using it and when you’re iPad is out of Wi-Fi coverage will hit the battery hard. Because 4G LTE is so fast it can also burn though your data plan rapidly; it’s easy to forget that you’re not using a broadband connection and start going mad with the downloading.

  • To toggle this feature tap Settings, General, and then Network use the Enable LTE switch. You can also choose to switch off 3G by using the Cellular Data switch.

How to turn-off 3G on iPad, when not in use

If you’re using an iPad2 probably you will be using 3G instead of 4G LTE, this will drain your battery life when connected to internet. So, just turn-off your 3G, when not in use. You can do that by tapping Settings, General,Network, Cellular Data,and then turn offCellular data.

How to turn off Wi-Fi on iPad, when not in use

If youre using an iPad with Wi-Fi; it will drain your battery life easily. So, turn off Wi-Fi if not used Wi-Fi.

  • To turn off open your Settings app, tap on the Wi-Fi tab on the left hand panel and then simply toggle your Wi-Fi connections on and off by taping on the Wi-Fi switch

How to turn on Auto-Lock on iPad

This feature will lock you iPad and put it to sleep after a specified period.

  • Tap on Settings, General, and then Auto-Lock and select any of the time intervals other than Never to allow your iPad 3 to automatically lock and go to sleep. Not only does this setting improve battery life but it also improves the security of your device by preventing unauthorized access.

How to disable Notifications on iPad

Even when your iPad is in sleep mode, it’s still doing stuff in the background. One of those things is that it is checking for notifications from apps such as Twitter, Facebook, and so on. The more apps that it has to process notifications for, the more battery life your iPad consumes. The easiest way to control this is to disable notifications for app that you aren’t interested in receiving notifications from.

  • You can do this for all apps or for individual apps from Settings, and then select Notifications. Personally, I don’t see a need to disable this feature completely — merely for certain apps.

How to disable Location Services on iPad

Here’s another background task that consumes power, especially over LTE/4G. Just as with notifications, you can disable this for all apps or for individual apps.

  • Go to Settings, and then select Locations Services. Again, I don’t see a need to disable this feature completely, just for certain apps.

How to disable Push email on iPad

Another background task that your iPad is doing that you have control over.

  • You can control this from Settings, and tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and then Fetch New Data and toggle Push button to the off-setting. The set Fetch to a specified period. Manually offers the best battery life as it only checks the email accounts when you run the Mail app.If you have multiple accounts then chances are that you don’t want to have your iPad polling each one on a regular basis and you can control how each are checked.
  • Settings, and tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars, select Fetch New Data, and then Advanced gives you granular control over all your accounts and allows you to choose between Push, Fetch, or Manual.

How to turn off the iPads Bluetooth

  • This one is quick and easy. Go to Settings, General, and then Bluetooth and turn off Bluetooth if you are not using it.

How to quit apps that are not being used in iPad

Every so often it is advisable to quit iPad apps that you are not using. By default, all recently used apps will stay open in the background. Close these apps by double tapping the iPad 3’s physical Home button and then pressing and holding one of the app icons in the multitasking pane. Once the icons begin to wiggle, you will also see a red circle in the upper left of each icon. Press these red circles to force quit the iPad apps. Apple also recommends completely charging and subsequently draining your iPads battery at least once a month to keep the battery healthy.


The following techniques can also be used on iPad 3, new iPad, iPad2, and Original iPad to improve the battery life.

Haridas Gowra

Loves space, gadgets, comics and believes PC is superior to consoles.

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