Add Stickers to Your Message

Apple keeps adding new things to the iPad that you may not notice. Stickers and iMessage effects are relatively new and add flair to your texts.

In Messages, tap the   Apps icon next to message field, then tap or drag a sticker.

To get sticker packs, tap the Icon with 4 dots   to go to App Store, then tap the + Store icon. Some of the packs may be free.

Here’s a good site that walks you through how to do add stickers and effects.

4 Ways to Improve Battery Life on iPad

#1. Keep Track of the Battery Usage

Whenever I find my iPhone battery draining a bit too much, the first thing I always do is keep a tab on the battery consumption. It provides me a fair idea about how things are going on and which apps are eating up unusual battery. So, start with giving a closer look at the modus-operandi of power consumption of your device.

  • Open SettingsBattery → Now check out the battery consumption on your device.
  • Tap on the Last 24 Hours tab to check the battery usage of the previous 24 hours.
  • Tap on Last 7 Days to check out the battery usage in the previous 7 days.

#2. Reboot Your iOS Device

Though many of you may laugh at the idea that a hard reset can fix the battery drain on iOS devices, it does work in some cases. Hence, it would be worth to try out this tiny little trick.

Simply press and hold on your home button and power ON/OFF button at once for about 10 seconds.

#3. Turn Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth When Not Needed

I always make sure to turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when I’m not using them. It’s one of the simplest ways to keep the battery of my device in check. Hence, I would suggest you to put them off as well.

Go to SettingsWi-Fi/Bluetooth or Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up Control Center and then tap on Wi-Fi/Bluetooth button to turn it off.

#4. Take control of Background App Refresh

Background App Refresh is a highly power hungry feature. Though it helps apps to remain fresh in order to run smoothly, it kills a lot of battery. Hence, I would recommend you to turn off this feature.

Just in case, you don’t want to completely put this feature off, allow only selected apps to run in the background.

Step #1. Tap on SettingsGeneral.

Tap on Settings Then General

Step #2. Tap on Background App Refresh.

Tap on Background App Refresh in iOS 11 Settings

Step #3. Turn off the switch next to the apps which you don’t want to run in the background.

Select Apps to Turn Off in Background App Refresh

Turn Off Location Services in iOS 11