Running out of power? Let's talk battery replacement
You charge your laptop or phone – but as soon as you unhook it from the charging cable, you can watch the battery icon drain. What is going on? It may be time for a battery replacement.
Batteries for laptops or phones will start to deteriorate over a period of 2 to 3 years, which also means they will stop holding a charge. There are several contributing factors that can shorten your battery life, such as keeping your phone or laptop on charge all the time or using unofficial chargers.
Here is the good news, though. Batteries for both laptops and phones can be replaced. But this is not a DIY job, this must be done by an expert. If done incorrectly, it can damage your system and hardware, and wrong parts can void the warranties. Just try to put an incorrect Apple battery replacement in your MacBook and see what AppleCare says.
How do I know when I need to replace my battery?
- Computer is getting hot
- Trackpad is no longer responding
- Charger is getting hot
- Laptop is getting deformed, case splits open
- Battery icon goes to 0% when unplugged
- Laptop turns off when unplugged
- Phone is getting hot to the touch
- Phone does not charge
Solve Battery Problems
Let’s answer the question “how to check iPad battery health?” If you’re like a lot of us, you relentlessly charge your iPad even if doing so might be hurting the iPad battery over the long-term. You think to yourself, “It needs to stay charged,” as you look over at your iPad left plugged in for the last several days or weeks. But does it?
Troubleshooting steps – how to check iPad battery health
One of the best forms of preventative maintenance you can easily carry out for your iPad is to periodically check its battery health. Not the number in the upper-right corner of your screen that shows you how much juice you have left as a percentage. We mean the more detailed look into how your iPad battery is faring overall.
While there’s not much you can do if your battery is really dying, except an iPad battery replacement, at least you’ll know if your device is approaching weak status or that your charging habits might be wrong. With luck, you’ll notice a dying battery while your device is still under warranty, so your battery replacement will be free. Of course ClickAway tablet repair technicians are always here to – for free.
Unlike the iPhone, Apple doesn’t have a feature to check iPad battery status. The only battery health display for iPads is from a few third party sources. We use Coconut Battery. The value does go up and down and seems to be temperature dependent to some degree. The developer says that it’s more of a live reading that can fluctuate but at least it gives you some idea. ClickAway can also check iPad battery health for you. Ask about our free basic diagnostic.
- Download, install, and open coconutBattery.
- Connect your iPad to your Mac. If you upgrade to coconutBattery Plus, you can connect via Wi-Fi.
- The first tab shows information about your Mac’s battery health. Click iOS Device to check your iPad battery health.
- CoconutBattery delivers valuable current and historical data about your iPad’s battery, but the key things to check to assess battery health are Design Capacity and Full Charge Capacity.
Design Capacity is the maximum charge that the battery could hold when it was brand new, measured in milliamps (mAh). Full Charge Capacity is the current maximum charge it can have.
Look at the bar beneath Design Capacity. The closer the number is to 100%, the better battery health your iPad has. As that number drops to 80% and below, consider a new battery (or new iPad).
iMazing is another app that works similarly to coconutBattery but delivers even more useful info.
Why Check iPad Battery Health?
If your iPad is more than a year or so old, it’s a good idea to check its battery health now and then. While the iPad battery usually lasts for a couple of years at total capacity and then ever longer holding less of a charge, some batteries die quicker than others. If your iPad battery health is terrible, you’ll need to take action sooner to prevent your iPad from becoming unusable.
The first thing our skilled technicians do is perform a free basic diagnostic exam to determine exactly what is wrong with your computer, desktop, or laptop. Once we have found the root of the problem, our tech support will explain what is wrong and provide repair options, including cost and time estimates. If you choose to proceed, they will get started on your computer and laptop repair right away. Our diagnostic is high quality and saves you a lot of time and agony. It really is how computer repairing shops near me should be.
Expert Service - Battery replacement near me
One thing you can be assured of with ClickAway, your computer and laptop are in good hands. Our trained technicians have experience with all computer brands. We have loads of experience with MacBook Air battery replacement jobs and so much more. ClickAway has repair services including cooling fans, cracked screens, ports, batteries, RAM, hard drives and more. The technician will keep you updated on the progress of your device throughout the process. No matter what brand of computer, desktop, or laptop you have or your repair needs, you can be assured we will fix it quickly and professionally.
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Before/After battery going bad and expanding.