by Kristie Burk
These are two fairly basic tips, but many of our students still don’t know them. iPads (and iPhones) sometimes take a long time to charge. To charge your devices faster, try these two tips:
- Put the device in airplane mode. You can do this by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and then clicking on the airplane icon. Airplane mode turns off both the wifi and cellular connections. This means you will no longer be able to make or receive texts/calls or browse the Internet, BUT you will be able to charge your device more quickly.
- Use your device’s adapter with the charger to plug it in. You can charge your device by plugging it into the USB port on a laptop, but the device will charge much more slowly since it’s sharing the power with the laptop. One exception: My husband installed one of those cool electrical sockets with USB ports in our kitchen to free up the receptacles for…well, the toaster.