New iPad offers 24 hours of battery life as 4G LTE hotspot
The Verge has run some tests and confirmed an earlier report that the new iPad can operate as a Verizon LTE h The Verge has run some tests and confirmed an earlier report that the new iPad can operate as a Verizon LTE hotspot for over 24 hours provided the Retina display remains off.
This feat of batter power can be attributed to the battery power of the new iPad, which has 70 percent higher capacity than the one in the iPad 2.
The greater power capacity of the new iPad highlights another issue that hasn’t gotten much attention–how portable batteries that can be used to charge smartphones and tablets are now rendered even less useful when used with the new iPad.
Meanwhile, Eric Zemen from InformationWeek offered a number of tips to maximize the battery life of the new iPad. The trick, writes Zemen, is to reduce the brightness of the display to 50 percent or less, preferably between 20-30 percent.
Notifications should also be shut off, while the iPad’s 3G/4G radio should be disabled when Wi-Fi is accessible. Finally, location services should also be disabled, which will ensure that the GPS radio will not be inadvertently activated.
If you have the new iPad, do you use it as a hotspot? What’s your favorite feature of the device having spent some time with it?