The One Thing You Should Stop Doing ASAP Because It's Killing Your iPad Battery

June 4, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Tech

Got an iPad that doesn’t seem to want to stay powered past a few hours?

There’s probably a perfectly good solution for that: it just requires that you stop making some common battery-draining mistakes.

And when it comes to iPad battery errors, this is one of the worst offenders: this is the one thing you should stop doing ASAP because it’s killing your iPad battery.


Turn Down Your Screen Brightness

One of the fastest ways you are draining your iPad battery is by keeping your screen brightness turned way up high.

The brighter your screen, the more energy your device is consuming — which means the more battery drainage you’ll experience.


Fortunately, there is a simple solution. Turn down your screen’s brightness by going to Settings — General — Accessibility — Display Accommodations  — flip the switch next to auto-brightness to turn the feature on or off.


If you’re still experiencing a fast-draining iPad battery, there are a few other tips to keep in mind, according to iMore.

In addition to turning down screen brightness, set your auto-lock to one minute, use headphones instead of the speaker to listen to music or podcasts, turn off the background refresh for apps, and turn off push for mail and use “fetch” instead.


Lastly, it’s important to always make sure you’re using the strongest Internet connection possible. If you’re constantly using your iPad in a place that has a weak hotspot, your device is working hard to find a connection and keep it. This also contributes to battery drainage.

Taking these steps could be all you need to do to rev up your iPad and make the battery last longer.


Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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