Any tips for preserving/ increasing battery life?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by jojoba, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    I've had my iPad 3gen since last April. I feel it's starting to drain a bit faster now than it used to do. Any tips for increasing battery life? I use it heavily every day and I want to make sure I keep getting a full day's work out of it. I usually keep brightness as about 30%.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    it is mostly screen related - the brighter the screen the faster the battery will drain - there are many other factors but that is the greatest one I believe
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    The screen is number 1. Other things you can cut down on are any apps that are fetching data instantly, turn Bluetooth off if you aren't using it, turn wifi off if you aren't using it, put push notifications for email to timed, and make sure that you are multitasking the least amount of apps possible.
     
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    To make the battery last a long life, try not to discharge it completely before recharging it. Full discharge/charge cycles can reduce life.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, everyone! I'm pretty much doing everything you suggested already, so I'll just keep going with that - good to know I haven't missed anything essential.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    To make the battery last a long life, try not to discharge it completely before recharging it. Full discharge/charge cycles can reduce life.
     
  7. macrumors 68040

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    Can it still last you through the day? If so, I don't really see a cause for concern. :)
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Agree. Yes, these days it does. When I posted the OP I had a few days when it seemed to be running out in early evening and I was getting worried. I'm not sure what I was doing then that I'm not doing now, but lately it hasn't been an issue.
     

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