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					                             Part of the iPad's appeal is its long
battery life -- Apple claims the wi-fi-only version will last ten hours,
and the 3G iPad will last nine hours before needing a charge. Both of
those stats are pretty impressive.Of course, what happens in the real
world is considerably different than what happens in Apple's laboratory
stress tests. Watch movies continuously at full brightness with push e-
mail notifications for a dozen accounts going in the background and you
aren't likely to get six or seven hours out of the iPad.In our
experience, it is possible to get close to Apple's claims, provided
you're willing to turn off a few features and dim your screen a bit.
Here's our guide to making your iPad battery last as long as
possible.This article is part of a wiki anyone can edit. If you have
extra advice, corrections, or tips for keeping your iPad alive longer,
please log in and contribute. There's a section at the bottom for
additional tips that don't fit into the two main sections.One thing that
you should realize about batteries is that, quite simply, they will
eventually die, no matter what you do (in fact, even if you never used a
battery, it would eventually die); however, there are still a few things
you can do in order to increase the life of a battery - and when it comes
to a device such as the iPad, this is exceedingly important for you to
do.First of all, realize that your battery's lifespan is going to largely
be based on the number of discharge-recharge cycles it goes through - but
this does not mean that you need to take your battery all the way down to
0 every time you use it; if you charge your battery from 0% to 100%, this
could affect your battery's life the same as if you charged it from 80%
to 100% on five separate occasions.Instead of spending all your time
worrying about how far down your battery is before you plug it in and
charge it back up, you should worry about the things you can do to keep
your battery from getting down to zero too quickly; these things include
using WiFi over 3G whenever you can, lowering your screen brightness to
keep from depleting the battery, and setting up your iPad so it goes to
sleep quickly when it is not in use.Finally, you should realize that it
will be important that you give your iPad a full recharge cycle (that is,
going from close to zero up to 100%) about once a month - so if you are
in the habit of charging your iPad frequently, or if you do not use your
iPad frequently enough for it to hit 0% in a month, make a concerted
effort to go through a full discharge-recharge cycle.Even though the
battery on your iPad is going to die someday, you will be able to extend
its life a whole lot longer with this simple knowledge, and with these
simple tricks!"Battery life" means the time your iPad will run before it
must be recharged. To maximize the amount of battery usage you get on
your iPad 2, you can change certain settings within the device. Here are
some tips which will help you to Extend the Battery Life of Your Apple
iPad 2.

				
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