Does anybody have any tips on how to save battery on your iPad

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  1. iPadTyra

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    My iPad lately has been really slack on battery time... Would it be some apps I'm always on that are causing it such as, YouTube, Safari, Kik, This and a few other games

    If you think you have some tips on how I can stay playing my iPad longer that would be spectacular :) thx
    ALSO does anyone know if the iPhone 5 battery is bad? Cause ppl have been saying things OR do you think Samsung Galaxy s3 is better ???????
     
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    I am going to move this to the General Discussion area for better attention!

    Thanks,

    Ski ~ iPadforums Moderator | iPhoneForums Moderator
     
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    Someone else will have to tell you about iPhone 5.
    My experience with Samsung Galaxy S 3 is: if you're using certain apps, you have to charge it after one day. Otherwise the battery lasts for three or four days, the way I use it. (Phone calls, messages, chat, taking pictures, ... No games)
     
  5. Sun King

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    How old is your iPad ?

    The battery does not last for ever and a fall off in the amount of charge they hold after a year or so is sign the battery is getting near the end of its life.
     
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    The main things are:

    Keeping screen brightness down as much as you can

    Set the timing for the screen lock feature at two minutes or five minutes

    Keep the unit away from heat

    Fully charge the battery when it's down, don't do partial charges

    Reboot the iPad every so often and kill apps that are lingering in the background that you're done with

    Turn off Bluetooth if you don't use it

    Turn off or reduce the number of apps using push notifications

    Hope that helps!
     
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    I have an iPhone 5 and its battery life is excellent, can't think of anything to complain about in that matter.
     
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    I have a year-old iPad 3 (retina) and routinely get ~14 hours of use and a day of standby from a charge, wifi and Bluetooth on. That's a mix of work-related stuff, lightweight browsing and email, accounts and estimates, and some streamed music and video. I've found screen brightness to be a big drain, and keep mine to around 25% unless I really need it brighter.

    I also have an iPhone 5 and find battery life to be excellent: from a full charge - again with wifi and bluetooth on - I can stream podcasts throughout the working day (say 9 hours inc travelling) pausing for the odd phone call or work-related note-taking or quick browser lookup/email and still have ~25% left when I get home at the end of the day.

    There's all kinds of things you could take Apple to task over with iPads and iPhones, but battery life really isn't one of them.

    HTH Pete
     
  9. Hayles66

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    Me too. Screen brightness is a killer of battery life. 25% is ample. I play music a lot too. My ipad 3 and iphone 4 last most of the day.

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  10. s2mikey

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    That's true. It also helps to turn off the display when not in use via the auto lock setting. That's your friend.
     

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