Fix battery problems on your iPad Air 2019 — 2022

If you have an iPad Air from 2019 that has battery failures, it may be due to several reasons and they do not always have to be related to the fact that the battery has degraded or is defective. For this reason, we recommend you continue reading, since we will tell you everything about the battery problems in this iPad Air and the way in which you can solve it before having to resort to technical support to repair it.

Average battery life of an iPad Air

This model released by Apple in March 2019 features an A12 Bionic chip and the latest iPadOS updates. With both elements you should be able to have a battery life that, without being the best in this type of tablet, is at least ideal to spend the day without complications. The company claims that it allows up to 10 hours of navigation or video and music playback connected to a WiFi network, which in the end will vary depending on other uses that are made of it and whether it is done continuously or not.

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In any case, you should not have problems running out of battery for a day with this iPad Air, also taking into account that they are not devices that are given to such intensive use as that which can be made of other devices. If your duration is less than these standards, yes, you have a problem with the battery and we recommend that you continue reading the following sections to find the definitive solution.

software problems

Update to the latest version of iPadOS

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Despite the fact that each update of the operating system is designed to introduce new features, correct errors and optimize resources to the maximum, the truth is that there may be a version that makes the battery run out faster. This is usually corrected in more recent versions, so it is recommended to always be in them. To check if there is an update pending and download it, go to Settings > General > Software Update , where the most current version of iPadOS should appear.

Review and update the apps that consume the most

Each application available in the App Store must meet a series of parameters that make them valid for devices. Among these is the fact that they are fully optimized and do not use too many system resources, however, as with updates, there may be a version that consumes more than necessary. You will need to go to the app store and download the latest updates.

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A simple method to see which ones consume the most is to go to Settings > Battery and on this screen a part called Battery usage by apps will appear that will indicate in detail which are the ones that are spending the most resources. You will be able to observe both the detail of the percentage that they consume with respect to the rest, and look at it during the time of use. If you see something that is out of the ordinary, you should take it into account when using that app on your iPad and even uninstall it if it is not essential for you.

Restore from scratch the iPad

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A crude way to get rid of any software problem is to restore the operating system and then set up the iPad as new. For this you have two methods. The first of them is from the iPad itself in Settings > General > Reset and click on Clear content and settings . However, we recommend doing these restorations always from a computer, so that it can be a cleaner restoration. For this we find several methods depending on the equipment you have.

From a Mac with macOS Catalina or later

  • Connect iPad to Mac via cable.
  • Open a window of Finder and click on the name of the iPad, in the left bar.
  • Go to the General tab and click on Restore .
  • Follow the steps on the screen, and don't disconnect iPad from Mac until the process is complete.

From a Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier

  • Connect iPad to Mac via cable.
  • Opens iTunes and go to the device management part by clicking on the icon at the top.
  • Go to the Summary tab and click on Restore .
  • Follow the steps on the screen, and don't disconnect iPad from Mac until the process is complete.

From a Windows PC

  • Connect the iPad to the computer via cable.
  • Opens iTunes and go to the device management part by clicking on the icon at the top.
  • Go to the Summary tab and click on Restore .
  • Follow the steps shown on the screen and do not disconnect the iPad from the computer until the process is complete.

Physical problems: go to Apple or a SAT

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In case you have not detected any software problem, it is very possible that the fault is with the device. If you have recently had the iPad Air, it is very possible that it is not due to normal battery degradation, but it may be a problem. factory defect , in which case it will have to be reviewed by Apple and they will probably offer you a completely free replacement because of it. This is because iPads are not repaired out of the box, but replacements are offered. Something similar happens in the SAT (Authorized Technical Services).

In case you had to assume the replacement for the battery, the cost could rise up to €281.10 in case you do not have AppleCare+ contracted. In any case, you should take it to the technical service so that they can carry out an exact diagnosis and verify what the exact problem is. What we cannot recommend, and even less for a device under warranty, is to go to an unauthorized store because in the end the components used will not be original and it would considerably worsen your experience.