How to Extend iPad Battery Life

IPad battery life can be quite good. But that does not mean we can not make it better. We can still extend the battery power. Especially if you use a tablet the way most people do. Where not taken anywhere alias left at home. Its use is also short at night, sometimes while relaxing on the couch or lying in bed.

Well, based on this assumption, we can disable some iPad functions that do not use. So that will further extend battery power. What should be arranged? Here are the steps

Background Refreshing and Notifications

One of the functions that makes a battery wasteful is Background Refreshing and Notification. If the iPad is used as a medium of entertainment, surfing the internet certainly does not require notification. Because it does not hurt to disable it, how:

  1. Open the Settings application
  2. Select General
  3. Press the Background App Refresh button

We will see a list of applications that use this function. We can choose which applications are allowed to use the function. But to make it easier, just turn off everything by moving the Background App Refresh button to the Off position.

Furthermore, still in the Settings section, press the Notification button. We can also choose one by one application that can display notifications. Or you can turn it off completely. How to slide the Allow Notifications button to the Off position (left).

Read also : How to Delete All Gmail Emails at Once on Android

Mail, Contact and Calender

If you don’t use iPad for productivity, like email, contacts and calendar. Then just turn off the push function. The method

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Mail, Contact, Calender
  3. In the Fetch New Data section.

From here we can actually set one account at a time. But if you want all accounts can not synchronize data. Just turn off the Push function and do a manual refresh.


The Bluetooth function is one that drains the battery. Though its function is only needed when we want to send files or use accessories such as smartband and headphones.

There is a very easy way to turn Bluetooth on and off. Swipe to the top of the Control Center, then press the Bluetooth button. Or you can also open Settings, then select the Bluetooth menu when you want to make settings.


If for entertainment and browsing, it doesn’t seem to require a location function. Should only be deactivated, because it can save battery usage. How to set it

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Select the Privacy button
  3. Then open Location Services
  4. We can deactivate the whole by sliding the Location Services button at the top to the Off position.
  5. Can also choose several applications that can use this function. The rest can be disabled by pressing one application at a time, then on the Always Location Access option, select Never.


Although this function is quite useful, in fact not many people use it. Maybe you are one of them. Because it is just disable it. How;

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Select General
  3. Then, press Spotlight Search

We will see the entire Spotlight category. Uncheck all of these categories.


Maybe this is one suggestion that we often hear to save battery usage. But is that true? By reducing the brightness, it is proven to save battery consumption.

On iPad, the settings are in Settings, then tap Display & Brightness. Turn off the Auto Brightness option.

An easier way to make arrangements via the Control Center. Just shift the button to increase the brightness level.

Turn off iPad

If you’re the type of person who only uses iPad on weekends. It is recommended to just turn off the iPad after using it. As a result, the battery runs out even if not used. May be useful.



Tips for Maximizing Netflix Subscriptions

Netflix display does look simple and easy to use. But we need a number of tricks in order to maximize the services provided.

Film Collection

Netflix displays its film collection simply. Unfortunately, they do not display in their entirety. Similarly, when searching for films. Impressed a little Netflix collection. Even though until now they already have tens of thousands of films and serial titles.

For convenience, it is recommended to access Here we can search by ganre, year, show type and rating. After searching, click on the film. Then press Watch on Netflix to start watching.

If you want to get a recommendation, you can access Here we can see films based on IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritics and Random Pick ratings.

Sorting Films

Sorting movies in the My List section of the Netflix site is rather difficult. Luckily there is a free script called Netflix Queue Sorter that makes it easy. We just need to install it on Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari.

When it is installed, we can sort the list based on rating, genre, title and others. We can also shuffle the broadcast order.


When watching videos on Netflix, we can use a number of keyboard shortcuts for navigation.

  • Enter or Space: for Pause and Play
  • Left arrow: Rewind
  • Right Arrow: Fast Forward
  • Up Arrow: Volume Up
  • Down Arrow: Volume Down
  • M: Mute
  • F11: Full Screen
  • Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S: Change the bitrade and content delivery network (CDN).
  • Ctrl + Alt + Shift + D: Displays bitrade information, framerate, buffering speed of the video being played.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Shift + L: Displays adjustments that have been made. Additionally you can change the menu at the top right.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Shift + click: Displays a menu with all options. But this shortcut doesn’t work on OS X.


If you are not comfortable with subtitles that by default are displayed Netflix. It is possible for users to customize.

How to change it is enough to access the Apperance Subtitles section. There we can choose the font, color and size as desired.


How to ‘Hide’ Chat WhatsApp

Do you have a friend who likes to borrow a cellphone then idly reads your WhatsApp chat? If so, there is a way to prevent the message from being read by others, by “hiding” the chats.

This method actually does not really hide the message, because it is only “archived” as the name of the WhatsApp feature.

In this way, we can ‘hide’ certain chats, or even whole without needing to delete them.

Also through this Archive feature, your WhatsApp chat can be “hidden” from the screen and resurfaced when needed.

WhatsApp chat or group can be archived all.

But what deserves attention is the chat that you have archived it will automatically appear again on the screen if there are new messages that come in.

Well, here’s how to “hide” WhatsApp chat:

To “hide” certain chats:

On the chat screen, tap and hold the chat you want to hide. At the top, right next to point three, the Archive icon will appear.

Just select the icon with the down arrow and your chat will enter the archive and it will not appear on the chat screen.

To return the chat to the screen (Unarchive / Open archive):

Scroll to the very bottom of the Chat screen. There you will find the words “Archive chat”, followed by the number of chats that you have archived.

Enter that section then tap and hold the chat you want to return to the screen, followed by selecting the Unarchive / Open archive icon (in the form of an up arrow).

To “hide” all chats on screen:

Settings / Settings> Chat> Chat history / Chat history> Archive all chats / Archive all chats.

To return all chats to the screen, you can enter Chat history / Chat history then select Unarchive all chats / Open archive of all chats.

Or go to the “Archive chat”> tap and hold one chat> tap the dot at the top right then “Select all” to return all the archived chats to the screen.