No one likes waiting ages for the tablet to recharge. In this article, we have five ways to get the best power performance from your iPad Pro. Before we dive in, let’s go over some basics.
The Science Behind Charging Your Devices
How exactly does charging work on your iPad?
Watt (W): Power, the rate at which energy flows.
Amps (A): Current, the rate of electron flow.
Voltage (V): The electric potential, or the amount of energy per unit charge.
When you charge an iPad, iPhone, or computer, you're resupplying its battery (whose capacity is measured in Watt-hours) from a power source like a wall outlet, usually via an adapter. That adapter controls how much power you can get (volts) from that outlet, and the speed at the current flows (amps). Those two factors multiplied result in the adapter's total available power (watts).
So how can you tell which adapter is best for your device? Watts alone don't tell the whole story.Modern iPhones and iPads support charging up to 2.4A at 5V, while older devices charge around 1A at 5V. To get the best adapter for your device, you want one that charges at the appropriate amps (1 to 2.4A) while supplying the right amount of voltage.
Whether you're trying to quickly charge your iPad Pro, or iPad Mini, these charging tips can work for any adapter and help you get back to using your tablet as quickly as possible.
1. Turn it off.
If your iPad isn't powered on, it's not consuming additional power while it's being charged, meaning it will take less time to get a full charge.
2. Turn on Airplane Mode.
If you don’t want shut the iPad down completely, enabling Airplane Mode could do the trick. This disables wireless communications and reduces the amount of power used.
3. Make sure it's asleep.
If the display is on, or you're streaming video, your iPad will continue to use a lot of power.
4. Close any unnecessary apps.
Background apps can consume a lot of additional power. Turn them off to charge your iPad more quickly.
5. Don't use an iPhone charger or your computer's USB port.
The iPhone's 5W USB charger isn't terrible for charging the iPhone, but you do not want to use it to charge your iPad — it only charges devices at 1A in comparison to the iPad's standard 2.4A charger. USB ports on a computer are even worse, offering a paltry 500mA (that's half of one Amp) charging speed. If you have no other options, you will get some charge, but it's not going to be quick.
However, if the above tips still fail to solve your battery shortage problem, then you could consider purchasing a portable charger to keep your iPad charged on the go. We recommend Zendure's X6 Power Bank and USB Hub. X6 has a charge capacity of 20,100mAh, and can charge your iPad at top speed. X6 includes multiple outputs and a unique low-power charging mode for wearable devices as well.