Whether you use your iPad as a source of entertainment or for professional purposes, chances are you’ve become highly dependent on it. However, continuous use and charging cycles lead to the degradation of the iPad battery and ultimately, the need to replace the battery or device altogether. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can prolong the life of your iPad when you’re in a pinch. Follow these tips to ensure you get the most out of your tablet.
7 Battery Saving Tips for iPad Enthusiasts
Extend the life of your iPad battery with these seven battery-saving tips.
1. Adjust Screen Brightness
Reducing your iPad’s screen brightness is a quick and easy way to save battery life. Your display is typically the largest consumer of energy, and when the screen is set to a high brightness level, it requires more energy to power the display’s backlight.
2. Use Airplane Mode
When you’re on the go, Airplane Mode is an easy way to conserve battery life. When you turn on Airplane Mode, your iPad stops searching for wireless networks to connect to, which reduces energy consumption.
3. Disable Location Services
Another way to reduce energy consumption is to turn off Location Services and GPS. To determine which apps are using your location, navigate to Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services. On the screen that appears, you’ll find all of the apps that are currently using your location and the apps’ level of access to your location. For non-essential apps or apps that you’re not currently using, toggle Location Services to Never or While Using. To turn Location Services off altogether, toggle to off at the top of the screen.
4. Close Apps Running in the Background
When you navigate out of an app, it usually continues running in the background and using battery life unless you close it. To force an app to close, swipe up from the bottom of your screen and pause mid-screen. A preview of all of the apps that are currently running in the background should appear. Swipe up on each app preview to close them. On iPad models with a home button, double-click the home button to see a preview of all of the apps running in the background.
5. Turn on Low Power Mode
Using Low Power Mode can extend your iPad battery life by reducing power consumption. To turn it on, navigate to Settings > Battery. While in Low Power Mode, you may notice some features take longer to load and your display may be darker with fewer visual effects. You’ll know you’re in Low Power Mode if you see a yellow battery icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Once you make it to the charger, Low Power Mode will automatically turn off once you reach 80 percent or higher.
6. Avoid Extreme Temperatures
Extreme temperature fluctuations can have a significant impact on the lifespan and performance of your iPad battery. When exposed to extremely low temperatures, the chemical reactions within the battery slow down, reducing the battery’s capacity and overall performance. When left in extreme heat, the chemical reactions inside the battery speed up and the battery may swell, causing the battery to degrade more quickly. Moral of the story: avoid leaving your tablet in direct sunlight or in a freezing car overnight.
7. Use an Apple OEM Charger
Using a non-certified iPad charger can damage the battery and shorten its lifespan. Apple recommends using only Apple-certified chargers and cables with your iPad as they are designed to work optimally with the device. Non-certified chargers may not provide the correct voltage or amperage required by your iPad, which can result in overcharging or
Is It Time for an iPad Battery Replacement?
If you feel like you’re always tied to a charger or using the battery-saving tips listed above to make it through a full day of iPad use, it may be time for a battery replacement. The best way to confirm the health of your iPad battery is to review your battery settings. Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health & Charging to review your device’s maximum battery capacity. Apple claims your iPad battery should retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity after 1000 complete charging cycles. If your maximum battery capacity is below 80 percent, it may be time to consider battery replacement services.
Find Tablet Battery Replacement Services Near You
As you can see, taking care of your iPad battery is crucial to ensure you’re able to maintain peak productivity. If you’ve used the above tips and are still concerned about your battery health, visit a CPR Cell Phone Repair store near you. At CPR, we specialize in tablet repair services for all of the most recent iPad models, including the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Mini. As an Apple Independent Repair Provider, we have access to genuine Apple batteries, so you can rest assured that you have the highest quality replacement parts to keep your iPad running for years to come. Ready to get started? Find a store near you to request a quote on your same-day battery replacement!