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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