Extending iPad Battery Life Tips and Tricks
Apple really did a bang-up job with battery life on the iPad. Apple claims 10+ hours of battery life and we here at iPad Accessories have been getting close to that with some choice tips garnered from experience and the web. There is also battery lifespan to manage so that your iPad will still hold a charge even when it isn’t the latest and greatest gadget on the block. Read on for some tips and tricks to keep your battery lasting longer through the day and staying strong for years to come. For more information on development, startup and capital, visit http://techwitty.com.au.
While the battery is considered hardware the operating system has a lot to do with power management. In order to get the best out of the battery, Apple engineers are constantly tweeking and adjusting the iPad’s software.To take advantage of all the smarts at Cupertino you need to make sure that you have the latest version of the iPad’s OS installed and that means syncing to iTunes with regularity. To do this simply connect your iPad to iTunes version 9.1 or later and select your iPad from the source list. On the summary pane you can check for new iPad OS versions and install them if needed.
One thing people don’t realize is that Lithium-Polymer batteries like those found in the iPad and MacBooks are pretty sensitive to heat. This means being careful about leaving the iPad in hot cars or trunks during the summer or in freezing weather during the winter. Either case can degrade both battery life, and battery lifespan. Another issue with heat is that some cases and covers may allow the iPad to get hot during it’s charging cycles. If you find that the iPad is hot to the touch during charging then remove the iPad from the case to help keep it cool.
The iPad is known for it’s big and beautiful screen, but that same screen is what eats up the most batteries during the course of a day. To help combat battery drain you can adjust the brightness of the screen manually. This is available through Settings then Brightness and Wallpaper. The slider adjusts the brightness level and by turning off Auto-Brightness and manually keeping the brightness down you can greatly extend the life of you iPad’s battery.
Batteries are a bit like a muscle in that they work best if exercised now and again. Apple recommends going through one complete charge and drain cycle once per month to keep the battery in tip top shape. If you’re finding that your iPad’s battery isn’t going the distance like it used to, it could be that the battery is worn out. Talking to Apple Customer Support can get you started on the right track for battery replacement.
The iPad has lots of features and each one that is turned on will drain the battery faster. Knowing what you need on and off is a solid strategy to conserve battery life.