If you are a frequent user of iPad, you would definitely face a situation where you are running out of battery life but no nearby power outlet. Like it or not, the iPad battery forms a major part of your iPad user experience. Here we list down 5 interesting things about the iPad battery that you probably did not even know.
1. DURATION OF A NORMAL IPAD BATTERY
If you use your iPad for normal usage such as surfing the internet, emailing, texting via Wi-Fi, a healthy iPad battery can run up to 10 hours with that kind of normal activities. However, the battery power consumption of your iPad depends also on the heavy use of your iPad.
If you play games that have heavy graphics or surfing the web using the 3G or 4G data, it will consume more battery life and your iPad battery power will last up to 7 to 9 hours only.
2. PROLONG THE DURATION OF YOUR IPAD BATTERY
You can prolong the duration of your iPad battery by disabling certain functions. Some of the functions that you can disable to save battery consumptions are:-
Turning off Bluetooth – If you enable this function, iPad will be consistently scanning nearby devices for any Bluetooth connection. Therefore, in the long term, it will consume your battery power. It is best if you only enable the Bluetooth whenever you want to connect your iPad with a Bluetooth devices only.
Lowering your iPad screen brightness – Your iPad requires a significant amount of power to shine brightly. Sometimes, some of the activities that you are using an iPad does not require a bright screen. Therefore, in prolonging your iPad, it is best to lower the screen brightness to a certain amount of brightness.
Disable your Wi-Fi – Your iPad will constantly be searching for nearby Wi-Fi when activated. This will consume your iPad battery bit by bit. Therefore, by disabling the Wi-Fi, you will save a bit of battery consumption. However, if you do have an access to Wi-Fi, it is better to switch it on again so that your iPad will not use the 3G or 4G data mode that will consume your battery power even more.
3. CHARGE YOUR IPAD BATTERY FASTER
If you are in a hurry and you want to charge your iPad faster, you can actually do this by enabling the aeroplane mode. The theory is that by enabling the aeroplane mode, your iPad will actually stop using a certain function that drains the battery while you are charging. Therefore, it will speed-up the time it needed to charge your iPad battery to full.
4. CHECKING THE HEALTH OF YOUR IPAD BATTERY
You can actually check your iPad health battery. Just go to Settings and choose the Battery option. Then choose the “Battery Health”. There it will show the percentage of your battery maximum capacity. If it shows lower than 60%, it means that your battery is in bad condition and needs to be replaced. You can check with the nearest Apple store to ask about changing your battery.
5. HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR IPAD BATTERY HEALTH
Once your iPad battery is empty, charge as soon as possible
Never let your battery empty for a long time. Try to charge it before it goes empty as this may have long repercussion to the life-cycle of your battery
Never leave your iPad charging all night
So, this is probably debatable. But in our opinion, never leave your iPad plug to the power outlet overnight. An overdose of anything is bad and this also includes overcharging your iPad battery. In a long-term it may affect the overall life-cycle of your iPad battery.
Use original Apple charger
Always try to use the original Apple charger. Using a fake one might cause damage to your iPad battery that in the end will cause you to find a battery replacement.
So, there you have it. 5 things that you should know about the iPad battery. Please check out also our top tips for for iPhone battery.
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