Like any mobile device, your iPad relies on its battery to keep you up and running throughout the day. Unfortunately, even though the iPad has a much larger battery than the iPhone, you may find that your iPad is not able to get you through the whole day on a single charge. If that describes your iPad, you may want to monitor your iPad's battery health and apply some simple troubleshooting steps to extend its runtime.
Here are four steps for checking your iPad battery health.
iMazing is a useful bit of software that you can install on both macOS and Windows computers. This program resembles iTunes because you can use it to back up your iPad files and perform similar tasks. Mainly, it’s meant to give you a summary of your iPad’s battery health. With the software’s paid version, you get a lot more features, but the free version is more than enough to check the battery.
Connect your iPad to your computer using a USB Lightning cable
If you’re doing this for the first time, you'll need to tap Trust on your iPad to allow the iPad and computer to share information.
Click the Battery icon
Make sure your iPad is selected in the device pane on the left, then click the Battery icon in the lower right.
Look at the Popup Window
In the pop-up window, you will see details about the iPad's battery health, including the maximum charge it can reach compared to when the iPad was new.
If there are issues with your iPad battery, the best action to take is to take your iPad for iPad battery repair at your local iPad battery repair shop such as iPad battery repair Burnaby, iPad battery repair Surrey, or iPad battery repair Calgary. If you want to attempt at troubleshooting your iPad battery issues yourself, here are some tips you can use.
- Restart your iPad. If you notice that your iPad has recently started to run down uncharacteristically quickly and you feel that it's getting very hot, a software glitch could be causing the iPad to draw excess power from the battery. The solution is easy: Force-restart the iPad. Shut it off, wait several minutes for the battery to cool down, and then turn it on again.
- Avoid power-hungry apps. Start the Settings app and then tap Battery. Scroll down to the list of apps, and you can see which ones are the most taxing to your iPad battery.
- Reduce the screen brightness. A bright screen can run the display down quickly. Swipe down from the top right of the screen to see the Control Panel and then drag the Brightness slider down.
- Disable location services. Location services, which let apps know where you are, might not be as necessary on your iPad as on an iPhone. To save precious battery, you can disable all location services with a single swipe: Start the Settings app and tap Privacy. Tap Location Services and then disable the feature by swiping the button to the left.
- Disable WiFi or turn on Airplane mode. If there are times when you don't need internet access — such as when you're playing games or reading an ebook — you can save battery life by disabling your wireless services. The easiest way: Swipe down from the top right of the screen to see the Control Panel and then tap Airplane Mode.
If the above tips don’t work, it’s likely that you’ll need iPad battery replacement or repair. Unfortunately, most repair shops will require a glass replacement when changing the iPad battery. Book an appointment at a reputable repair shop such as iPad repair Burnaby, iPad repair Surrey, or iPad repair Calgary, that can replace the battery without having to replace the glass screen; also, receive a free diagnosis and quote for your iPad battery replacement or repair.