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New iPad Battery Usage: Some Basic Tips

Just bought the new iPad? With a 2048 x 1536 resolution and 3.1 million pixel display, it is the most ever in a tablet and of course, requires more power. In fact, it has a 42.5-watt-hour battery, which gives 70 percent more output than the iPad or iPad 2, and its power back up ranges from 6 to 10 hours depending upon its usage.

Here are some basic tips to use the battery recharger and to save power in the New iPad (iPad3):

* Buy a new iPad charger that pumps 2.0 amps and can charge the battery in twice the time.

* An experiment by Dr. Raymond Soneira of Displaymate Technologies reportedly found that the battery life enhances when charged even after the “battery full” message. It draws in 10 watts of power an hour even after the “battery full” message.

* Try to reduce the brightness to half, which saves on power and supports the device up to 11.6 hours of battery use, than the stipulated 10 hours of battery life (without 4G).

* In case you find your battery back up is less than 6 hours, try re-calibrating the battery by running the device until the battery is fully discharged. Then charge it until it shows 100 percent. After calibration, one should get eight to ten hours of use before going for another recharge.

* Suppose your New Ipad battery is not charging at all, as was the case with a user who bought it a day after release, make sure everything is plugged in, switched on and no breakages in wires or adapters.

Then try resetting your iPad. Hold the On/Off Sleep/Wake button and the Home button down at the same time for ten seconds, until the Apple
logo appears. If that doesn’t help, tap Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. Then restart the iPad by holding the power button until “slide to power off” appears. Then, press the power button to turn it “on”. It will not result in any loss of your data, apps or photos. If this doesn’t work, then you better take the charger and iPad to an Apple genius bar, let them check it, and replace.


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