Does Procreate Drain Battery Life – 5 Tips for Saving Juice

 I am hoping that you must have created illustrations or drawings on a background where you need hours of work to make it look good. And, just when you give a little rest to yourself and see the battery life, damn! Let’s just say you dislike it very much. And trust me, no one would enjoy that view. 

Does Procreate Drain Battery Life

So, what do you do? You plug it in, right? Even if you have it nearby but after working for hours on a single background (cause’ that takes A LOT of time) it might disturb the flow a little. So, here is the key question: “does using Procreate enhance the drainage of battery life in our iPad, or do we just think it that way?”.

Well, procreate drains your battery life a little more than average. A friendly suggestion would be to plug in your iPad for the entire duration of the time you are using it. You can turn off the time-lapse if you do not need it. This is the cause’ that would reduce some numbers in your battery!

Now, if you are using Procreate for a long time and want to know some methods of saving the juice, let us start with the basics. 

 What is the amount of drainage that is done by Procreate?

In short, if you only use Procreate, how long will it be that your iPad is dead? Or you can also find out that Procreate is not the one app that is draining your battery life. It varies from one iPad to another.

What you can do is that, go to your Settings, then click on Battery and check out your average battery drain by selecting the last 10 days.

Then, check each day on how much you have used, depending on what you are creating or if you have a bad creative block, it will vary.

So, since the basics are done and now let’s get into the actual part of the deal!

How Procreate drains battery life

  1. Lower your brightness

This is sort of natural, but if you lower your brightness to where you can see the screen. But this would vary from person to person. Being a person who sits in front of the computer screen or any other screen for more than half of the day, I like to keep it to 0% brightness. (Yeah! I get questioned a lot)

Lowering your brightness helps to save battery life.

  1. Make sure that ‘Time-Lapse Recording’ is off

Whenever you open Procreate and start drawing, it is an in-built function that the time-lapse recording will start without you wanting for it.

If that’s the case, turn it off by clicking on your iPad settings, scroll a bit, then click on Procreate. Then you will see a slider where it says, ‘Disable Time-Lapse’. Use the slider and disable it.

You do not want a bunch of videos sitting there on your iPad without you knowing where you create your guidelines, do you?

If you want to make a tutorial or just a simple time-lapse, you can re-enable that by clicking on the Action Tab in your Procreate, then after that you click on the Video options, and again use the slider to enable it.

  1. By the way, how long have you been using this tablet?

An older version of the iPad may not give you a good amount of support for using it for a solid 6 to 7 hours to something. However, you may look at the newer versions of the iPad and spoil yourself along the way.

But it is not compulsory, it is totally up to you, see whether you can work with the number of hours your iPad provides you with now.

  1. Are your Procreate and your iPad updated?

It is really important to see if you have the latest versions to reduce the drainage of the battery. It is always best to get the software which you are working on in its latest version. Not only does it help you by getting the new updates, but it may also help you save that juice on your iPad.

  1. Make sure that you are only using Procreate

This option goes if you using two apps at the same time. Then, of course, it is going to take your battery life!

However, most of the time we think we are only using a single tab when in reality there are two more tabs open and one tab is a video of seal farting on YouTube…

Depending on which app you are using in your background, it may vary. Some take more amount of your battery life while some are the vice versa. But it takes a tiny piece of your good battery life. So cross-check it!

  1. Make sure to plug your iPad

This one is going to be simple to understand. Listen, it would be for your sake if your iPad is plugged in for the entire duration while you are working.

But this is optional, if it is not possible for you, you may avoid it, but it would be for your good. It is better; you know? But if you cannot, it is also okay.

The reason it is better is that you do not need to worry about your battery life at all, you can just plug it in. And do not, I repeat, do not forget to switch it on after you plug it in. It happened to me many times while charging, and it is not a wonderful experience to encounter.

Wrapping up…

Well, these are the things you may try out to get some extra battery life. Let us know in the comments if there is anything wrong, or something is missing. And your experience and thoughts. Keep creating, keep exploring!  

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