Extend battery life on iPad 2 - Although the iPad 2 already has an impressive battery life, there are some additional ways you can help increase it, especially when you’re going through long spells where charging is not possible. Here are 11 ways to extend battery life on iPad 2.
1. Turn off Wi-Fi when not in use
Turn off your Wi-Fi when you’re not using wireless internet nor have no connection. To do this simply go to settings > Wi-Fi > slider off.
2. Turn off notifications
Notifications are sounds and alerts enabled in your apps. You can turn off individual apps notifications or turn off all notifications by going to settings > notifications > slider off.
3. Turn off locations services
Some apps such as Facebook, Places and Twitter are enabled to determine your approximate location which can drain down your battery juice each time it has to update. You can turn off this setting by going to settings > location services > slider off.
4. Adjust Auto-Brightness
You can reduce the auto-brightness of your iPad 2 to increase battery life by going to settings > brightness and wallpaper > slider off.
5. Turn off Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a notorious battery drainer for most devices. Ensure when you’re not using it to have it turned off. You can do this by going to settings > general > network > Bluetooth > slider off.
6. Turn off ringer and alerts sounds
To turn off ringtone alerts such as new email, sent email, calendar alerts etc and increase battery life go to settings > general > sounds > ringer and alerts > slider off.
7. Turn off keyboard click
The keyboard click in iPad 2 has two annoyances… the clicking sound itself and strain on your battery life. You can change this by going to settings > general > sounds > keyboard clicks > slider off.
8. Clear background running apps to extend battery life on iPad 2
When you launch an application and close it, it’s still running in the background and slowly draining your iPad 2 battery life… One of the best ways to extend battery life on iPad 2 is to clear running programs… to do this simply double click on the home button to bring up the running apps tray, then hold down any of those apps in the tray to highlight delete, and click on the crosses for the ones you want to close down.
9. Turn off EQ in iPod
You can also save battery life on your iPad 2 by turning off the EQ settings in your iPod. Go to settings > iPod > EQ > slider off.
10. Reduce Volume Limit in iPod
Reducing the volume limit in your iPad’s iPod can increase battery life immensely. Simply go to settings > iPod > volume limit > adjust slider.
11. Reduce time for auto-lock
Finally if your iPad’s auto-lock time is more than the 2 minutes adjust it. Go to settings > general > auto-lock > select 2 minutes.
Follow these 11 simple steps to extend battery life on iPad 2 and you can enjoy longer use of your iPad 2.
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