Maximizing iPad Pro Battery Life: Tips and Tricks for Extended Use

My iPad Pro has become an indispensable companion, especially when I need to work remotely or when I’m on the go. While it may not completely replace my computer for every task, it has proven to be incredibly useful in various situations. To ensure that I never run out of battery at a critical moment, I’ve discovered some essential settings and tricks. Here are the strategies I use to maximize my iPad Pro’s battery life:

1. Airplane Mode and Offline Content:

  • Like with the iPhone or any other device, enabling Airplane Mode on your iPad prevents it from connecting to any network, whether cellular data or Wi-Fi. When you plan to use your iPad primarily for entertainment, pre-download movies, series, or music to avoid unnecessary network usage.
  • If you need to access online information for work or research, utilize the Reading List feature in Safari. Simply click the “Share” button and select “Add to Reading List.” This allows you to access saved web pages even in Airplane Mode, ensuring you have essential references at your fingertips.

2. Manage Background App Updates:

  • Background app updates keep your apps current by downloading new versions when connected to Wi-Fi. However, this feature consumes battery power. To conserve battery life, navigate to the “Settings” menu, then tap “General,” and select “Background App Updates.”
  • You can either disable this feature entirely or choose specific apps to exclude. Disabling background updates temporarily reduces battery consumption when you’re away from a charging source.

3. Activate Low Power Mode (As a Last Resort):

  • Low Power Mode is your last line of defense when you’re running low on battery and need to extend your iPad’s usage. Access it by going to “Settings,” then “Battery.”
  • Enabling Low Power Mode initiates various power-saving measures, including reducing screen brightness, pausing iCloud sync, and increasing screen lock frequency. The battery icon turns yellow to indicate its activation.
  • Reserve Low Power Mode for situations where you need to conserve battery life urgently, as it limits certain functions. Keep in mind that it automatically deactivates when your iPad reaches an 80% charge.

By incorporating these settings and strategies, I’ve been able to make the most of my iPad Pro’s battery life, allowing it to remain a reliable tool for my on-the-go work and travel needs.