The batteries in iPads are big and can last for a long time. After all, those big screens need a lot of power to run. But even the battery in the iPad can get worse over time. What can you do if you notice that your iPad’s battery does not last as long as it used to? This article we will show how to Check iPad Battery Health.
The first step is to check the health of your iPad’s battery. The next step is to change how you charge and use your phone to help the battery last longer. This guide talks about both of those things and answers any other questions you might have.
How to Check iPad Battery Health
Find the Maximum Charge and Cycle Count in Logs
Your iPad keeps track of your maximum battery charge percentage and the number of times it has been charged. You can use this information to figure out how healthy your iPad’s battery is. To get to this, go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Analytics & Improvements > Analytics Data and tap on the latest “Analytics” file near the top of the screen, such as “Analytics-2023-01-26-100006.ips.ca.synced.”
You can now copy the log’s content and paste it into a new note or another app that lets you edit text. Use “Share” to send it to another device, like your Mac, and then use a text editor to open it there. Now look through the information for “MaximumCapacityPercent.” If you are using Apple Notes, you can do this by clicking “Find in Note.” Next to that label, you will see a number that tells you how much power your battery can currently hold.
Apple says that after 1000 full cycles, a modern iPad’s battery should still have about 80% of its full capacity.
Use a Third Party App
If the first method did not work well for you, you can use an app called iMazing to check the health of your iPad’s battery. You have to connect your iPad to a Mac or Windows computer to use the app. It is a paid app with a free trial that you can turn on.
You can download iMazing to your computer, then install it and run it. To start your free trial, click “Continue Trial.” Now connect your iPad to your computer and make sure you give permission by tapping “Trust” on your iPad (or “Allow” if you are using a Mac).
Click on your iPad in the left column, then click on the battery icon in the lower right corner of the screen. Do not pay attention to the percentage at the top of the window, which shows your current charge. Instead, look at the other information, especially “Battery Effective Max. Charge” to see your maximum battery capacity and “Battery Charge Cycles” to see how many times your iPad battery has been charged and discharged.
When Do I Need to Replace My iPad Battery?
Rather than relying on a random percentage, you should think about replacing your iPad’s battery when it starts acting up, which is a more reliable sign of a bad battery. Check to see if the iPad’s battery life is shorter than expected, if it loses power all of a sudden, or if there are bigger problems like slow performance.
When your battery is almost dead, your iPad will run slower on purpose to try to save power. The only way to get your iPad to work like new again is to replace the battery. Apple will charge you between $99 and $179 to replace your battery on most standard iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini models (larger iPad Pro models). Use Apple Support to find out how much your model will cost.
If your iPad is old, you might want to think about getting a new one, even if the battery is in good shape. Check out our list of the best iPads to find the one that is right for you. You might also want to think about iPad stands and iPad accessories.
How to troubleshoot a dying iPad battery
If the iMazing or coconutBattery apps say that your battery health is bad or if your iPad battery drains quickly, there are a few things you can do to try to save the charge on your dying iPad battery.
Restart your iPad
If you have noticed that your iPad’s battery is draining faster than usual and it is getting very hot, it could be because of a software bug that is causing the iPad to draw too much power from the battery. The answer is simple: Restart the iPad by hand. Turn it off, let the battery cool down for a few minutes, and then turn it back on.
Avoid power-hungry apps
Start the Settings app, then tap Battery. Scroll down to the list of apps to see which ones use your iPad’s battery the most.
Disable WiFi or turn on Airplane mode
You can save battery life by turning off your wireless services when you do not need internet access, like when you are playing a game or reading an ebook. The most simple way: Swipe down from the top right of the screen to see the Control Panel, then tap Airplane Mode.
Replace the iPad battery (or buy a new iPad)
If your iPad’s battery is old and does not hold a charge well anymore, you might need to keep it plugged into a charger for most of the day just to get any work done. If this sounds like your iPad, the bad news is that software does not let you do much.
But if you call Apple support, you can get the battery replaced, which will bring the iPad back to its full health. But if your iPad is very old, you might want to think about getting a new one. Not only will it have a longer battery life, but it will also have a faster processor, a better camera, and other new features.
Reduce the screen brightness
A bright screen can quickly drain the battery. Swipe down from the top right of the screen to see the Control Panel, then drag the Brightness slider down.
Disable location services
Location services tell apps where you are, but they might not be as important on an iPad as they are on an iPhone. To save battery life, you can turn off all location services with one swipe: Open the Settings app and click on Privacy. Tap Location Services, and then swipe the button to the left to turn off the feature.
Why can’t I check battery health on iPad?
Why Does not the iPad Have a Battery Health? The iPad does not have a feature that checks the health of the battery because the battery can not be taken out. The battery health feature is made for devices with removable batteries so that users can check the health of the battery and replace it if needed.
How do I check battery health on iPad IOS 16?
The battery health feature is not on iPads or iPad OS. This only works on the iPhone. iPads do not really need the Battery health app because iPad batteries are bigger, more powerful, and last much longer than iPhone batteries.
Does iPadOS 16 have battery health?
How to Find Out How Many Times You have Charged Your iPadOS 16+ iPads do not have a built-in way to show charge cycle counts. But you can use iPad analytics to check the health of your iPad’s battery.
What is the lifespan of an iPad battery?
The iPad’s battery can keep 80% of its original power for up to 1,000 times it is charged and discharged. If you have had your iPad for four years or if the battery starts to swell or shows any other signs of trouble, you should get a new battery.
Why is my iPad battery suddenly draining so fast?
Your iPad’s battery can drain even when you are not using it because of apps that run in the background, using the internet, or listening to music. All of these things keep the processor running all the time, which makes the battery die faster than it normally would.