Optimize Battery Life
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Optimize Battery Life

Get tips and tricks to extend your battery performance.


Prenote infoVisit the Specifications tutorial for standby and talk times. For additional information about charging your battery, please see the Charge the Battery tutorial. Learn more from Apple support article: Maximizing Battery Life and Lifespan.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to extend your battery life by:


• View battery usage by app

• Manage apps 

• Manage connectivity

• Manage the display

• Manage other settings



View battery usage by app

1. From the home screen, select the settings app Settings app.


Note: iPad automatically prompts you to turn on Low Power mode when you have 20% battery life remaining. When Low Power mode is on, the Battery icon turns yellow and the battery percentage is displayed in the status bar. Fetch, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects are reduced or turned off. 


2. Scroll to and select Battery. Battery usage by app will be displayed. Scroll to view more apps.


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Manage apps

Apps and app activity can contribute to battery drain. Managing your apps' power consumption can help extend your charge.


TURN OFF AUTO UPDATES FOR APPS: From the Settings screen, scroll to and select App Store then select the App Updates switch to place it in the Off position.


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TURN OFF BACKGROUND APP REFRESH: From the Settings screen, select General > Background App Refresh > Background App Refresh > Off.


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Manage connectivity

When your iPad looks for a connection when none is available, it can drain your battery more quickly. Managing connectivity can reduce battery drain.


TURN OFF BLUETOOTH AND WI-FI: Swipe down from the upper right corner of the screen to access the Control Center, then select the desired icon to turn it on or off.


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ENABLE AIRPLANE MODE: If you are traveling and do not have access to mobile or Wi-Fi networks, switch to Airplane mode. To quickly enable Airplane mode, from the Control Center, select the Airplane mode icon.


Note: Alternately, to turn Airplane mode on or off, from the Settings app, select the switch icon Airplane Mode switch


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Manage the display

LOWER SCREEN BRIGHTNESS: From the Settings screen, select Display & Brightness. Select and drag the Brightness slider to the left to lower screen brightness.


Note: Alternately, to quickly change screen brightness, from the Control Center select and drag the Brightness bar down to lower screen brightness. 


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DECREASE SCREEN TIMEOUT: From the Display & Brightness screen, select Auto-Lock. Select the desired option, then select the Back arrow.


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TURN OFF DYNAMIC AND LIVE WALLPAPERS: From the Settings screen, select Wallpaper then select Add New Wallpaper. Navigate to and select any wallpaper that is not a Dynamic or Live wallpaper.


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Manage other settings

TURN OFF LOCATION SERVICES: From the Settings screen, scroll to and select Privacy & SecurityLocation Services >  switch Location Services switch.


Note: When prompted, select Turn Off.


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TURN OFF PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: From the Settings screen, select Notifications > desired app switch Allow Notifications switch.


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