How To: Conserve Battery Life on iPads

These tips are nothing new for veteran iPad users. However, I’m supporting more than 30 teachers with brand new iPads in their classrooms this year, so I’m trying to stay ahead of requests, questions, and troubleshooting by building up a number of “How To” videos for them. I’m usually available to meet with teachers face-to-face at the beginning of the school year, but as my schedule gets filled up with other job duties, it’s nice to have a quick video to fire off if I can’t help them out immediately.

If you happen to be an iPad user that dreads the low battery warning on your device, here are the top 5 ways that I manage my iPad’s battery without seriously affecting the useability of the device. Keep in mind, your mileage may vary, especially if you depend on location services or a connected bluetooth device. For those users who have recently upgraded to iOS7, the background app refresh is a new feature that might be a trouble spot for those watching the battery closely. And if these tips aren’t enough, Apple has a whole lot more on their website.