Apple uses Lithium Ion batteries for all of their iPads. These batteries have widely varying milliampere-hours, or mAh, depending on which device is in question. From the first iPad 1 to the current Ipad Air Pro 9.7 with slimmer and lighter profile, Injecting more various colour to attract more crowds. Previously iPad come with one speaker hole now its four speakers around the iPad Pro series. Apple also had added a new gimmicky function let you sleep well at night in different situation the display light will detect the surrounding and change to the lighting accordingly.
Tips on extending your battery’s life
Battery life issues continue to plague many iPad users. And while it’s easy to blame Apple and its iOS update for your issues, there’s a chance that it’s a third-party application or your bad habits causing the problems. There are a number of things you can try if your iPad starts exhibiting heavy battery drain out of nowhere or after you upgrade to a new version of iOS.
Keep your iPad stored in a cool, dry area. Extreme temperatures and direct sunlight can damage your battery over time, as well as the iPad itself. Under no circumstances should you ever leave your iPad in a hot car – even if you are just getting groceries, the battery may very well be destroyed by the time you return. The average high temperature in Singapore is about 32 degrees; after just an hour, your car can rise up to 50 or 55 degrees – more than 20 degrees over the safe operating temperature of an iPad.
- Disable Sending of Diagnostic and Usage Data. When this is enabled, Apple receives information from the users to help tweak and fine tune future editions of the software. However, in some cases a badly performing app can repeatedly trigger crash reports. Some of these crash reports are unusually large as well. Sending this data over and over can drain a battery relatively quickly. As disabling this will cause the user no noticeable effects, which are recommend. You can disable sending this data by doing the following: Setting-> General -> About -> Diagnostics & Usage -> Don’t Send
- Turn off draining apps, services, and features when you are not using them. Wi-Fi and 3G in general are good to avoid if they are not necessary – especially if there is no available network, as your iPad will continuously be searching for one. Maps and any app that keeps the device in its active state while it is not in use are also draining. Also consider turning down the brightness and keeping volume at a moderate to low level.
- Disable Useless Locations Services and Notifications. Each time your device uses the GPS to determine your location or wakes up your phone to deliver a notification, a tiny bit of battery is used. If you are using these excessively, those tiny bits add up. Review these areas and disable what you don’t need.
- Set your wallpaper to BLACK or less colourful so the power efficient will be better. Decrease Screen Brightness everyone like the screen as bright as the sun. Literally, I crank up the brightness as high as it will go and turn off Auto-Brightness. Powering that bright screen drains battery. You will definitely save battery.
- Disable Push Email.Apple has never been very robust in the enterprise environment. Many “pushable” email account connections are still not perfect. If you can tolerate not receiving your email instantaneously, changing your email to fetch will improve anybody’s battery. Do not set to auto as fetching less frequently will use even less battery. If you have a troublesome email account, this may fix your battery issues altogether.
- If you intend to leave your iPad somewhere for a long period of time (for example, 2-3 months while you are on vacation), only charge it half way and make sure it is completely turned off. Store it somewhere that will maintain a temperature between 25 and 30 degrees that will not be subject to moisture or high levels of humidity.
- If possible, use your iPad at least once per month, draining the battery from 100% to as low as you can. While today’s Lithium Ion batteries do not suffer from the same limitations of batteries in the past, it is still good practice to only charge your iPad when it is well below 50%.
- Do NOT use a third party charger, cable, or power bank, or you will be using your iPad to search for a tutorial on how to change a iPad battery! The reason for this is that they do not provide the correct voltage, resulting in your iPad battery not charging or becoming unstable.
Common iPad battery problems
- Battery drains too quickly or powers off while battery life is well above 0% – this is usually an effect of having the same battery for too long. All batteries have a life span, and some simply have just run their course. Replacing iPad battery is the only way to resolve this issue.
- Avoid using your iPad if you find unusual bump up at the back or front display its might be a signal that your battery had given way. Leakage of oil from battery might even spoil your iPad and turn into a state beyond repair.
- Unable to detect battery, you might had drop or knock it that loosen the battery connector or even broken it.
- Battery is bloated – this can be an extremely serious problem. Bloated batteries can leak battery acid or even explode, causing irreparable damage to you and your iPad – especially for the iPad Mini, which is generally held closer to the face due to its size. Battery acid is very harmful to the skin and can cause chemical burns if it is not attended to immediately. If your battery is bloated, power off the device immediately and store it in a cool, dry place until it can be taken to a repair shop. Your iPad mini dead battery (or other iPad battery, of course) can be replaced at iRepair.
- Battery will not charge – again, your battery may just be used up. This is also an effect of slightly bloated batteries. It may however be an issue with your charger or an internal problem dealing with one or more components, such as the charging IC.
- Overheating battery – sometimes this is an issue that iDevices face with an OS update. You may just have to reset the device to factory settings. Other times, it is due to using a 3rd party charging device that delivers too much voltage. Hardware issues and a defective battery could be the cause as well.
Singapore’s best iPad battery replacement service
Located conveniently on Prinsep street and open every day of the year from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, iRepair is the best location for iPad battery repair. Replacements can be difficult, so it is best to leave it to the experts – come in any time during business hours and have a free drink in the lounge area while your device is fixed. Wait times for battery replacement are one to three hours.