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How to Take Care of My iPad Battery

How to Take Care of My iPad Battery

Have you ever had your iPad run out of power while watching a movie or playing games? The health of your iPad battery is very important, and the key to protecting your iPad's battery is to understand how the battery works and how to extend its life through daily use habits. How to maintain and extend battery life of iPad? Here are some detailed tips to help you take better care of your iPad battery.


1. Understand Lithium-Ion Battery

The iPad uses lithium-ion batteries, which have specific charging and discharging characteristics. Lithium-ion batteries don't like to be fully discharged, and it's not recommended to keep them fully charged for long periods of time. Their optimal working state is between 25% and 80% of power.

Note that a new iPad can be used with a full charge when turned on and does not need to be charged for 12 hours.


2. Avoid Extreme Temperatures

Batteries are very sensitive to temperature. Too high a temperature will accelerate battery aging, while too low a temperature will reduce battery performance. 16°C to 22°C (62°F to 72°F) is the optimal ambient temperature for iPad use. If used in temperatures above 35°C, the battery will be severely damaged. For this reason, do not store your iPad in excessively hot places, such as near a window or in a car. Try to use and charge iPad at room temperature and avoid prolonged use in excessively hot or cold environments.

the optimal ambient temperature for iPad use


3. Charge Properly

  • Avoid deep discharge:

Try not to let the iPad's battery drop below 20%. When the battery drops to this level, charging should begin.

  • Avoid overcharging:

Once fully charged, try to unplug the charger. Staying at 100% charge for a long time is not good for the battery.

  • Periodic cycle charging:

Perform a full charge cycle from 20% to 100% at least once a month, which helps calibrate the battery.


4. Precautions when Charging

  • Avoid charging while in use:

Especially when performing resource-intensive tasks (e.g. playing games, watching HD videos), avoid charging as it can cause the device to overheat.

  • Use the original charger:

Use the official charger and cable provided by Apple to ensure ensure battery charging safety and efficiency.


5. System Settings and Updates

  • Keep your system updated:

Apple regularly releases operating system updates that may include battery performance optimizations. Make sure your iPad is running the latest version of iOS.

  • Adjust screen brightness:

Screen brightness is one of the major factors in battery consumption. Adjust the brightness according to the ambient light, or turn on the automatic brightness adjustment function.

  • Turn off unnecessary features:

Turning off the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc. to save power when you don’t need these functions.

  • Low power mode:

When the power drops to 20%, you can turn on low power mode, which will turn off or reduce some functions to extend battery life.

iPad low power mode


6. Battery Health Monitoring

  • Check battery health:

In your iPad's settings, you can view battery health information. If the maximum capacity of the battery decreases significantly, you may need to consider replacing the battery.

  • Avoid long periods of idleness:

If you do not use your iPad for a long period of time, keep its battery charge at about 50% and store it in a place with moderate temperature. Apple recommends this as the best way to preserve battery capacity. If you store your iPad with a dead battery, it may enter a deep discharge state, meaning it will never work again.


7. Storage and Carrying

  • Avoid humid environments:

Moisture can damage the internal circuitry of iPad, including the battery.

  • Use a protective case:

When your iPad is not in use, using a protective case can prevent accidental drops and reduce potential damage to the battery. (Click here to view OTOFLY’s iPad case, which protects your iPad as best it can.)

otofly clear iPad pro 11 inch case black


8. Software Management

  • Manage background apps:

Some applications may keep running in the background and consume power. Regularly checking and closing these apps can extend battery life.

  • Regular cleanup:

Delete apps that are no longer in use and clean cache and data, which can reduce system burden and improve battery efficiency.


9. Battery Replacement

  • Replace the battery in time:

If the health of the battery drops significantly, affecting the normal use of the iPad, consider replacing the battery. Apple officially provides battery replacement services to ensure that the replacement process is safe and does not affect device performance.

Replace the iPad battery in time


By following these tips, you can effectively protect your iPad battery and extend its life while maintaining optimal performance of your device. Remember, good battery care habits not only help the environment, but also save you the cost of replacing batteries.

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