Ask an iPad: how do I get longer battery life?
Constance is here to help
Welcome to the debut of a new feature we like to call “Ask an iPad”. The premise is straightforward: send in your iPad questions and once a month, our very own iPad correspondent, an iPad2 named Constance, will cheerfully provide you with the answers.
This first week’s question is:
It seems like the battery life of my iPad is pretty short. I feel like I keep having to plug it back in. Do you have any tips you could share? How do I get longer battery life on my iPad?
Constance responds thusly.
Other ways you can extend the life of your battery:
- limit the number of apps that utilize Background App Refresh (if you need any apps to use it at all)
- disable auto-update of apps.
- turn off “Push” notifications
- turn down the brightness of the screen
If you have a question for Ask an iPad, drop us a line and we’ll get Constance right on it.