Optimize Battery Life

Optimize Battery Life

Get tips and tricks to extend your battery performance.


INSTRUCTIONS & INFO

Prenote infoThe iPad Pro has a Standby time of up to 2 days and a Talk time of up to 10 hours on 3G. 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.

2. 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.

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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 Choose a 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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