The iPad is very reliable when it comes to battery life. Whether you’re browsing the Internet in Safari or binge watching videos on Netflix, it guarantees up to 10 hours of screen time for most everyday tasks.
However, Apple’s tablets are not without battery drain problems. Faulty processes, unoptimized apps, and resource-intensive settings, among many other reasons, can cause your device to use battery faster than usual.
The following tips will help you fix battery drain issues on your iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.
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1. Force restart iPad
Sometimes, a rogue process can quickly drain the battery on your iPad. If the battery indicator started to stop working for no apparent reason, then that is most likely the case. Forced reboot can prevent that.
Force restart iPad with physical Home button
Keep both Top and Home at the same time until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
Force restart iPad without physical Home button
Press and release Volume up press and release button Turn down the volume then press and hold the . button Top until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
2. System software update
If you’ve just upgraded to a newer version of iPadOS, you’ll initially experience poorer battery life due to a spike in background activity. However, it will improve gradually as you use the device.
Also, you must install new incremental system software updates as they almost always contain important fixes for persistent battery-related issues. If automatic iPadOS updates are disabled on your iPad, visit Setting > Shared > Software updates to install them manually.