How to Check an iPad’s Battery Health
iPhone users got the benefit of native Battery Health a while ago, but there’s no such feature for iPad users so far. Instead, if you want to find out your iPad’s battery health status, you need to apply workaround solutions.
You’ll either need access to a macOS or Windows computer and a third-party app that specializes in performing different maintenance tasks for devices such as the iPad.
Fortunately, there are several free and efficient apps on the market. In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps of checking your iPad’s battery health, and we’ll answer a few related questions as well.
iMazing is a handy bit of software that you can install on both macOS and Windows computers. This program resembles iTunes because you can use it to back up your iPad files and perform similar tasks. Mainly, it’s meant to give you a summary of your iPad’s battery health. With the software’s paid version, you get a lot more features, but the free version is more than enough to check the battery.
Regardless of what iOS version you have, the app is the same. Here’s what you do:
- Connect your iPad to your computer via USB.
- Launch the iMazing app.
- In the bottom right-hand corner of the window, click on the Battery icon.
- A pop-up window will appear with the Battery title on top. It will also have an image of the battery and will show the current charging percentage.
The pop-up window will give you a full run-down of your iPad’s battery health. You will see a green circle that will indicate the battery health of the device.
If your battery health is good, it will say so, and the circle will be green. You will also see the exact number describing the health status. For example, 95% out of 100%.
How to Check an iPad’s Battery Health on Windows
The iMazing app works perfectly well on both macOS and Windows computers. However, 3uTools is designed for Windows users specifically.
- When you connect your iPad to your Windows computer, launch 3uTools. It will open in a separate window, and you’ll be able to see the Battery Life feature on the right-hand side of the window.
- Click on Details, and another window will appear. You’ll see how many times your iPad has been charged, what its capacity is, the manufacturer, and all the other relevant information.
How to Check an iPad’s Battery Health Without a PC
If you know a little about electricity and have a battery tester, you can use that to get an idea of your iPad’s battery health. All you need to do is plug your iPad into the battery charger/tester and analyze the readings. While the readings will be affected by the cable being used for charging, you’re looking for things like the rate at which the battery is charging, amps, etc.
Another way to gauge an iPad’s battery health without using a pc is to use a video like the Nyan cat video and see how fast your battery charge drops. If you’re losing charge quickly, more than 1% a minute, then that’s a sign your battery isn’t as good as it used to be and might need to be replaced sooner rather than later.
How to Check an iPad’s Battery Health Percentage
Regardless of which software you use to check the battery health of your iPad, it will give you the data on its health in percentages.
For example, you might get 99% as an indicator that your battery is in great shape. That doesn’t represent how much “juice” your battery currently has. You might be on 20% in terms of current status but at 99% overall health.
1. How to Check Your iPhone’s Battery Life?
On iPhones, checking for this feature is exponentially easier.
1. All you have to do is go to Settings and then select Battery.
2. Then, you have to tap on Battery Health and then read the percentage next to Maximum Capacity.
This number represents the battery capacity relative to how it was when your phone was new. Keep in mind that even according to Apple, this number is not 100% accurate.
2. Is Lithium Ion the Same as Lithium?
No, it is not. While there are many similarities between these two types of batteries, there is also one notable difference. The lithium battery is not rechargeable, while lithium-ion is.
That is why they are used in devices such as smartphones and tablets. Lithium batteries have a longer shelf life, though, and are less expensive and easier to make. For electronics, lithium-ion will always be the better choice.
3. How Do I Check the Battery Cycle on an iPad?
The battery cycle represents the time it takes for a battery in your device to go from 100% to 0%. That could take days sometimes because a battery cycle only happens when all of the battery’s power is used.
You can charge your iPad hundreds or even thousands of times and have fewer battery cycles on your hands. Your iPad’s battery cycle is relatively “buried” into the device and could seem like an odd process, but it works. Here’s how:
1. Go to your iPad’s Settings and select Privacy.
2. Then tap on Analytics & Improvements, followed by Analytics Data.
3. You’ll see a long list of data. Don’t be intimidated. Scroll down to the section of data that starts with log aggregated and click on the last one in the list.
4. You’ll see a full page of code. Select all of the code and then Copy.
5. Then, launch the Notes app on your iPad or any other where you can paste the text.
6. Paste the text, and then use the Find feature to look for BatteryCycleCount.
Once you find that piece of text, you will see a number attached to it. This number represents the battery cycle of your iPad.
4. How to Check iPhone Battery Cycle?
Follow the directions shown above to view the battery cycle on your iPhone.
Efficient Tracking of Your iPad’s Battery Health
Hopefully, Apple will ensure the iPad has the built-in Battery Health feature in the future. It allows for more efficient tracking of your device’s battery status. However, if you have easy access to a computer, this doesn’t have to be a hassle.
The third-party apps mentioned in the article work well and will give you a good estimation of your battery health, and a little bit more than that as well. Make sure to differentiate between your phone’s current charging status, battery capacity, and battery cycle.
How often do you think you need to check on your device’s battery health? Let us know in the comment section below.