How Do I Make My iPad Battery Last Longer?

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Has your iPad stopped charging? It can be incredibly frustrating when you go to plug in your tablet and nothing happens. If you find yourself with an iPad that just won’t juice up, use these tips to diagnose your iPad’s charging problems.

How To Fix An iPad That Won’t Charge

To fix an iPad that won’t charge, you’ll need to determine what is at fault. It could be the actual tablet, the charger, or a combination of the two. Check the charging cable and USB adapter first. Are there signs of damage? Broken accessories like worn down cables or bent prongs on the adaptor can often be the culprit.

Check the connection between the cable, USB adaptor, and wall outlet. Plug each in and try different outlets. Use different cables and different adaptors to double check the connection and to see if either of those accessories is at the root of the charging problems.

If your iPad still won’t charge, check the charging port on the bottom of your tablet. Is it clean? Remove any dust or debris that could be getting in the way. Plug your charging cable into the device and try charging the device for a half hour.

Next, try force restarting your iPad. Press and hold both the Home and the Sleep/Wake buttons at the same time for ten seconds until the Apple symbol appears on the screen. Let your device charge for another half hour if you can.

If all else fails and your iPad still won’t charge, contact Apple support or take it to an Apple Store or UBreakIFix location to have it looked at and repaired.  

How To Make An iPad Battery Last Longer

If you can get your iPad battery to charge, but it just won’t hold a charge for very long, you can do some things to help make your battery last longer. Follow these tips to prolong your iPad battery life.

  1. Lower your screen brightness.
  2. Turn off your Wifi and Bluetooth connections when not needed or in use.
  3. Turn off AirDrop.
  4. Turn off the Handoff feature.
  5. Don’t fetch emails automatically — choose to manually check instead.
  6. Turn off the Background App Refresh or limit which apps can refresh in the background.
  7. Be selective about which apps can use location services.
  8. Turn off push notifications.
  9. Check the battery page in settings to see which apps hog the most battery power.
  10. Set your iPad to auto-lock after a short period of time.
  11. Keep your iPad away from extreme temperatures (below 32F and above 95F, with ideal comfort temperatures being between 62 and 72).
  12. Keep your iPad software up to date.

 

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