IPad 2 Energy Saving Setup

The iPad is equipped with an internal lithium-ion battery. Lithium-ion batteries currently provide the best performance for your device. Compared to traditional batteries, lithium-ion batteries weigh less, charge faster, hold a charge longer and have a higher power density for longer battery life.

To learn how these batteries work and how to use them most efficiently, visit Apple’s Li-ion Battery website.

WARNING. For important safety information when handling the battery and charging your iPad, see Important safety information for your iPad.

Accumulator charging

To charge the battery on your iPad, do one of the following:

Connect your iPad to an electrical outlet using the supplied cable and power adapter. See Accessories Included with iPad.

The iPad Pro (with an 11-inch screen) and iPad Pro (3rd generation, with a 12.9-inch screen) models come with a USB-C cable and USB-C power adapter.

IPad 2 Energy Saving Setup

Other models come with a Lightning to USB cable and USB power adapter.

Note. When you connect your iPad to an electrical outlet, it may back up to iCloud or sync wirelessly with your computer. See Backing up your iPad and Syncing your iPad with your computer.

If the power of the Mac or Windows PC is not enough to charge the iPad, then the message “No charge” is displayed in the status menu.

Note. Do not try to charge the iPad by connecting it to the keyboard if it does not have a high power USB connector.

The battery icon in the upper right corner of the status menu shows the battery level or status of the charging process. If you also charge the battery while syncing or using the iPad, it may take longer to charge.

Important! The iPad’s battery may even run out if the iPad is connected to a turned off computer. To check if the iPad is charging, look at the icon.

If the iPad runs out of power, a low battery image may appear on your device, indicating that the iPad needs to be charged for at least 10 minutes before it can be used. When the iPad is very low, the screen may remain dark for up to 2 minutes before the low battery image appears.

WARNING. If you suspect liquid may have entered the Lightning or USB-C connector on the iPad, do not use this connector to charge the iPad. For important information about contact with liquids, and for using the battery safely and charging your iPad, see Important safety information for your iPad.

Displays the percentage of remaining battery power in the menu.

Open Settings “Battery” and turn on the parameter “Charge in percent.”

View battery usage information

Open Settings “Battery”.

Information about your activity and battery usage is displayed for the last 24 hours and for a period of up to 10 days.

Reports and suggestions. Reports on the most common activities and conditions under which the iPad consumes energy can be displayed on the screen. Suggestions on how to reduce energy consumption may also be displayed. You can touch the sentence to proceed to the corresponding setting.

Last charge level. Shows the level to which the battery was last charged, and how long the device has been disconnected from the power source.

Chart “Charge level” (in the “Last 24 hours” tab). Shows the battery level, the intervals between charging, the periods when the iPad was in power saving mode or the battery level was critically low.

Chart “Charge level” (in the “Last 10 days” tab). Shows the percentage of battery used up every day.

Activity graph. Shows activity for a period of time (with the screen turned on and off).

Screen On and Screen Off. Shows the total activity for the selected period of time when the screen was turned on and off. The tab “Last 10 days” shows the average value for the day.

Battery in applications. Shows the ratio of battery usage by each application for a selected period of time.

Activity in apps. Shows the duration of use of each application for a selected period of time.

Note. To see battery usage information for a specific hour or day, tap this time span on the graph. To deselect, tap outside the graph.

The batteries built into the iPad have a limited number of charge cycles and need to be replaced over time. To replace your iPad battery, contact Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. See the Battery Maintenance and Disposal web page.

To learn how these batteries work and how to use them most efficiently, visit Apple’s Li-ion Battery website.