The “Find my iPhone” feature and equivalents—for iPads and other Apple devices—might be sucking up more battery juice than you want it to.
Over the years a debate has raged about how much. But almost surely, the answer is “at least some.”
I myself have left the feature on for my iPad Air 2. But if you’re otherwise inclined, here’s the drill, as described by Technipages:
- From within Settings, go to iCloud.
- Key in your Apple ID and password if prompted for them.
- After swiping down, choose “Find My iPhone” (or the equivalent) and select Off.
- You can also choose On, via the same menu, if you want the feature re-enabled.
If you love reading e-books but worry about battery life, the “Off” might be worth experimenting with. Along the way, keep in mind that if your i device is lost or stolen, you’ll have one fewer line of defense.
Photo credit: Here. Yes, it’s an older iPad, but I liked the photo.