Charge the Battery
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Charge the Battery

Get tips about charging your battery.


In this tutorial, you will learn how to:


• Charge via a power outlet
• Charge via a computer
• Respond to Low Power indicator
• View battery usage information


When your device is charging, the Charging icon Charging icon will appear on the iPad battery indicator in the Control Center. When the device is charged to 100% the full battery battery indicator in the Status bar will appear solid green

Note: Learn what to do if your device doesn’t charge when you plug it in.

When your iPad is on, you’ll see the battery indicator Battery indicator in the right corner of the Status bar. This shows how much battery life is left.

Note: You can view the battery percentage in the Control Center. Swipe down from the upper right corner of the screen to access the Control Center. 



Charge via a power outlet

Insert the USB-C end of the USB-C cable into the port at the base of the device, then plug into the power adapter.

Note: Some models may use a lightning connector. You can use the device while charging. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. Use the original charger and battery to maintain optimal battery performance over the life of your device.

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Charge via a computer

Insert the USB-C end of the USB-C cable into the port at the base of the device. Insert the USB end of the USB-C cable into an open USB port on the computer.

Note: Some models may use a lightning connector. Make sure your computer is plugged in and powered on when you’re using it to charge your device. If your device is connected to a computer that’s turned off, is in sleep or standby mode, your device's battery may drain.

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Enable Low Power mode

If the low power  Battery icon is yellow, Low Power Mode is on. When your device reaches 10 percent battery, you're automatically prompted to enable Low Power Mode.

Note: If prompted, select Continue to enable Low Power Mode. Low Power Mode temporarily reduces background activity until you can fully charge your iPhone. To manually turn Low Power mode on or off, from the home screen select the settings app Settings app > Battery > select the off switch Low Power Mode switch.

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If you see this screen, it means your battery is really low. Plug in your device and let it charge for at least 10 minutes before using it. After that, you can use your device while it continues to charge.

Note: If your device has turned off, you might see a black screen for a few minutes even after you plug it in. Let it charge until it turns on, or until it's fully charged.

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View battery usage information

From the home screen, select the settings app Settings app then scroll to and select Battery. Battery usage information will be displayed.

Note: To learn more about your charging your battery, from a computer, view the user manual. For information about extending your battery performance, see the Battery life tutorial.

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With iPadOS 17, your device can be useful to you even when charging. Visit the Display tutorial to view the available features while your device is charging.

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