- Double-tap the Home button and swipe to the left controls to access the brightness slider, slide it leftwards to reduce brightness
Make sure you keep your iPad’s brightness as low as possible for the best battery life. Just like when extending battery on an iPhone, this single tip makes the most difference of all, because the backlit display is one of the most significant drains to battery longevity.
- Go to Settings—> “Brightness And Wallpapers” and make sure to turn off the Auto Brightness feature..
Do note that turning off auto-brightness will have the opposite effect if you set the brightness level too high, because it will prevent the iPad from adjusting itself down when in dim light.
- Go to Settings—>General—> Auto-lock and adjust the time you want your iPad to switch off.
This basically means if your iPad is left alone for 2 minutes or longer, the screen will lock itself, which if you’re concerned about battery is what you want. This is all the more important if at some point you set the screen to never dim or auto-lock, which drains battery quite fast.
- Go To Settings—> Notifications and then scroll down until you reach Notification Center.
- Tap individual apps you want to stop alerts for, and flip the “Notification Center” switch to OFF.
By making these steps you will be able to reduce the number of notifications you receive from apps..
Many apps I install on my iPad tell me that they want to access to location data, and while on something like the iPhone that could make sense, on the iPad it’s much more rare. The iPad isn’t the iPhone, and realistically, it rarely needs your location to perform functions, thus you should be much more aggressive with denying Location requests. When an app asks for Locaiton data, think, does this really need my location to work? If the answer is probably not, choose “Don’t Allow”.
- Go to Settings—> Location Services–> And then switch on the location services
- Right now you will be able to turn off the apps you don’t want it to access the location service data.
Try to turn off the location services for any unused app to reduce your iPad’s battery life…
Ok, so this isn’t going to save any battery directly, but it does give you a much better idea of how fast things are draining and how much time you have left and it’s just a good thing to have enabled:
- Go to Settings—>General—> Usage and flip “Battery Percentage” To on
The percentage indicator is also a good way to easily measure the impact of certain apps usage, and if you see a percent or two tick away rather quickly when using a particular app, you can make a decision as to whether or not it’s necessary given your current battery needs.
- Double tap on the home-button and hold your hand on any app until they start dancing.
- Simply tap on the “-” red button to kill any app you want..