Newer iPads tend to have slightly better battery life than their older counterparts. However, that doesn’t mean your iPad is a poor performer in terms of battery life. In fact, most modern-day iPads can last a full day of usage with ease. Even so, an improved battery is always a good thing, and it’s something you can update quite easily by replacing your existing battery with a brand new one. The process isn’t too complicated, but you will need a few tools and some time to get everything done. Fortunately, there are plenty of benefits to replacing your current battery with a new one. Here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision about whether or not it’s worth replacing the battery in your iPad.
Is It Worth Replacing Your iPad Battery?
The iPad battery is a lithium-ion battery, which has a lot of advantages. It lasts a long time, doesn’t get very hot when charging, and charges up faster. The downside is that it can overheat if you leave it plugged in for too long or use the battery too frequently. This can cause the battery to lose its charge or even cause a fire.
Why You Should Replace Your iPad Battery?
If you leave your iPad plugged in for an extended period of time, it could cause a fire. This is because the battery starts to overheat and can even get too hot to touch.
2. The battery has started to lose its charge
The lithium-ion battery doesn’t last forever, so it eventually loses its charge if you use it too frequently or keep it plugged in for an extended period of time. To extend the life of your iPad battery, turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when you’re not using them. Also, avoid leaving your iPad plugged in overnight or during the day while at work. That way, the battery won’t overheat and will last longer!
3. It takes too long to charge
The lithium-ion batteries take a long time to charge completely (usually about 4 hours). If you have limited access to an outlet or don’t want to wait that long, consider getting a third-party charger. However, the iPad battery is designed to charge quickly and will only get hot if you overcharge it.
4. It’s too hot to touch
The lithium-ion batteries in your iPad are very sensitive and can get very hot when charging. If you keep your iPad plugged in for an extended period of time, it could also start a fire due to the heat buildup inside the battery case.
5. Your iPad battery won’t charge
If you plug your iPad into a wall outlet, but it doesn’t charge up, something is wrong with your charging port or cable. Check out our article on how to fix this!
6. It overheats when charging
The lithium-ion batteries in your iPad can overheat if you leave them plugged in for an extended period of time or use them too frequently while they’re charging (for example, by streaming music on Pandora). This can cause the battery not to charge properly and can even cause a fire.
7. The battery won’t hold a charge
If you use your iPad too frequently, your battery will eventually lose its charge. This can happen if you use the iPad for long periods of time and don’t charge it often enough. To extend the life of your iPad battery, turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and keep the volume level down when you’re not using them. Also, avoid leaving your iPad plugged in overnight or during the day while at work. That way, the battery won’t overheat and will last longer!
8. It won’t turn on
If your iPad won’t turn on, it could be because you need to replace its battery or because there is something wrong with its charging port or cable (see #6 above). If it’s a problem with the charging port, check out our article on how to fix this!
9. The battery doesn’t charge
If your iPad battery won’t charge, it could be because you need to replace its charging port or cable (see #6 above). If it’s a problem with the charging port, check out our article on how to fix this!
10. The battery is dead
Sometimes you can’t tell if your battery is dead or not by doing a simple test. If you do this test and the battery is dead, you will probably have to replace it. This article will guide you through the process of replacing your iPad’s battery.
What’s Involved In Replacing An iPad Battery?
- You have to take the iPad apart. If you are replacing the battery, you’ll have to remove a few screws and then tear off a few pieces of plastic to get access to the battery. For iPad Air 2, it looks like you’ll have to remove one screw and then unplug the Lightning connector from the bottom of the iPad. For other models, you might only have to unplug one or two cables from the bottom of the iPad.
- You’ll need an iOpener tool or similar tool for removing screws and clips (and possibly some plastic).
- You’ll need a Phillips head screwdriver for removing screws (most likely one with a flat head). An opener tool is extremely helpful here, as it will make removing screws much easier than trying to do so by hand alone!
- You’ll need a set of tweezers for removing clips (and possibly some plastic).
- You’ll need a replacement battery.
- You might need to replace the battery cable if it is damaged and/or the connector on the the bottom of the iPad is damaged as well.
- You’ll need a microfiber cloth for cleaning the iPad.
- You’ll need to use a small amount of iOpener (or similar) to remove the old battery and put in the new one.
- You’ll need some plastic, scissors, and tape for putting back together once you have replaced the battery.
- You might need to replace other parts on your iPad as well (see list below).
There are plenty of benefits to replacing your iPad battery. Not only will it extend the life of your device, but it can also improve its performance. You may also be able to avoid any issues that could arise from a battery that has degraded over time. If you’ve had your iPad for a few years, it makes sense to replace the battery. However, if you’ve just purchased a new iPad, you can hold off for a few years before thinking about replacing the battery. It’s worth noting that not all batteries are created equal. If you want to make sure you’re getting a decent battery, it’s worth investing in a reputable brand.