iPad is a device that offers a battery of excellent duration, it can happen, however, that after a long use, this begins to decline and over time, to offer less and less autonomy.

There are some measures that can be taken to make the battery of an iPad last longer and allow you to take advantage of more hours of autonomy, this is a precaution that can increase the battery life of an iPad without special technical interventions.

In this guide on how to increase the battery life of an iPad we will see what are the most effective moves to recover a bit ‘of extra battery life.

Lower the brightness of the screen

Regardless of the use made of it, to preserve battery life it is important to adjust the brightness of the screen, if it is too high, greatly reduces the autonomy of the device.

To adjust the brightness of the screen open the Control Center and lower it using the cursor on the right, alternatively, go to Settings> Screen and Brightness and adjust it. By activating the Automatic brightness mode, the screen will adjust according to the ambient light.

Turn off the Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth if not needed

The Wifi connection consumes less power than a data connection of a smartphone, but if it is not used, it is always better to turn it off, same speech for bluetooth.

Deactivating these two connections saves energy and recovers several hours of extra battery life.

Turn off Airdrop

Aidrop allows you to transfer files between the various iOS devices, it is very simple to use, but as for Wifi and Bluetooth, it consumes battery even when you are not making transfers.

Unless you use Airdrop on a regular basis, it would be better to turn it off, to do so just scroll up the Control Center and touch the item referred to Airdrop to turn it off.

Turn off Handoff

If the iPad is not used to answer calls or send emails, you can disable Handoff, which allows you to share the various activities between iOS devices, such as iPhone and Mac.

If you disable Handoff, you can save a little battery life. To do this, go to Settings> General> Handoff and deactivate the function.

Limit app updates in the background

Some applications are also updated in the background, so as to offer new content at startup, saving the transition of having to update manually.

The background update is certainly very convenient but negatively affects battery life.

To deactivate it click on Settings> General> Update app in the background and set Off or on all or only on those you do not want to update in the background.

Check the location services

It has not been conclusively proven, but it seems to be a fact that the applications that use GPS, affect the exhaustion of the iPad battery, we talk about apps like Google Maps, so we recommend that you close them when not used.

In addition, it is good to also check which applications use the location services, to do so go to Settings> Privacy> Localization and choose which apps to keep the service on or off.

If you want to deactivate the data connection, Wifi, Bluetooth and GPS at the same time, simply activate the airplane mode.

Turn off notifications

Many applications use push notifications, these work even when the iPad is inactive, going to consume battery, so it is advisable to turn them off.

To do so, click on Settings> Notifications and choose which applications no longer need to send notifications.

See which applications are absorbing a lot of battery

On the iPad, going to the page dedicated to the battery statistics, you can see the applications that have used most of the energy resources in the last 24 hours and in the last seven days.

So, if you notice a fast fall in the battery life of the iPad, you have to go and see what are the applications that cause the problem and intervene.

Set automatic lock

With automatic locking active, the iPad automatically shuts off after it has been inactive for a certain period of time, the shortest one that can be set is 2 minutes.

To activate the option click on Settings> Screen and brightness> Auto block.

Temperature control

Overheating of the device can reduce battery life, Apple recommends to keep the iPad between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit and as an optimal average between 62 and 72 degrees, so keep the device in shaded areas and in places where the temperature is not too high.

If you use an iPad case, before recharging the device it is recommended to remove it so that the device does not overheat.

Keep the iPad up to date

Apple often releases software updates to fix bugs and improve battery performance and battery life.

So, check, if automatic updates are not active, if they are available by going to Settings -> General and then check if there are software updates.

These are good habits that can be adopted on your iPad to extend the battery life and to enjoy greater autonomy, recovering minutes and even hours.

In particular, remember that any type of connection, whether data, Wifi, Bluetooth or GPS, consume a lot of battery, so deactivating it is the first move to do to preserve its durability, especially if not used.

In general, however, the deactivation of connections and push notifications, as well as the deactivation of the GPS services of the various applications and the constant updating of the software are the main operations to be done to increase the battery life of an iPad.


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