There are a few simple steps that you can do to improve the performance, storage and battery life of the iPad. This is especially important with older models.
Every 2 weeks (especially when iPad is slow or sluggish):
- Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data
- Settings > General > Software Update > Download/Install
- Close Apps running in the background by double tapping the home button and swiping up all the Apps that are running.
- Delete non-school Apps, files, music, photos or videos that you no longer use.
- Delete projects in iMovie, Explain Everything, etc. that you are no longer working on.
Set it and forget it:
- Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turn it OFF (at the top) for all Apps.
- Settings > Siri & Search > Listen for "Hey Siri" and turn it OFF.
- Settings > Do Not Disturb > Scheduled turned ON and set to a time you typically sleep like 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
- Settings > App Store > Offload Unused Apps and turn it ON.
- Settings > Photos > Optimize iPad Storage and turn it on by tapping it and a check mark will appear.
- Settings > Accessibility > Motion > Reduce Motion and turn it ON.
- Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size > Increase Contrast and turn it OFF.
- Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock and select 2, 5, 10 or 15 minutes. DO NOT select Never as that will drain your battery very quickly.
- Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift > Scheduled turned ON and set to Sunset to Sunrise. We also recommend for the Color Temperature you favor "More Warm" to help reduce blue light.
- Settings > Notifications. Go into each App on the list and turn OFF "Allow Notifications". If there is an App you want to have notifications it is okay to use it but we recommend turning OFF "Sounds" and "Show on Lock Screen".