Overheating is a common problem with iPads, which harms the device’s battery life. As a consequence, the device expires before its time.
What is causing your iPad to overheat?
Is there a connection between iPad cases and overheating?
It is possible that your iPad is overheating due to your case, depending on what type it has. A long-term use of your device may be detrimental to its health and may lead to serious problems. To ensure that the iPad has a healthy processor, it is imperative that it runs at a normal temperature for most of the time.
Your iPad can be prevented from overheating by taking a number of measures.
In addition, you can still use a protective case without overheating your iPad.
Overheating is caused by what types of iPad cases?
In almost every case, overheating will occur after a certain amount of usage.
Because your device is completely enclosed, it is not ventilated, and the heat generated by continuous use can damage your device over time.
In terms of overheating, flexible rubber and latex cases have generally been reported to be the most problematic.
In addition, as these cases are malleable, they can easily adhere to your iPad if you place your device on its back or lean it against something.
The lack of ventilation will definitely lead to the iPad overheating more rapidly.
As hard plastic cases are not malleable, they do not present this issue.
The case can, however, still overheat if it is too tight depending on the type of case you have.
If you have a family with children, it is understandable why you would need a case on your iPad at all times. However, one of the best choices would be to use your iPad without a case.
There are some heavy-duty tactile iPad cases that provide cooling vents and airflow for your device.
There are hundreds of tactile iPad cases available for purchase on Amazon or other online shopping sites these days and the variety is immense.
No matter what the situation, you must keep in mind that the iPad does not have fans.
Certainly, smartphones are fanless as well, however, the iPad is a much larger device with a larger screen and a higher power requirement than a typical mobile device.
If you are using the device for a prolonged period of time, you will experience some overheating.
Overheating of iPads due to other factors
It would be unwise to disregard other contributing factors and simply conclude that the restrictive case of your iPad is causing your device to overheat.
It is possible for your iPad to overheat for a variety of reasons. If you address those, you may be able to use your device with the case on without fear of overheating.
Your iPad’s processor can become overheated if you overuse it. This is one of the most obvious reasons.
With continuous use, many applications will run in the background, and your processor will continue to handle the load.
It is recommended that you close all background apps and let your device rest for at least 10-15 minutes in order for the processor to regain normal operation and heat to dissipate.
When your iPad is used daily for several hours, you should perform this daily device care measure.
Your charging habits and the iPad charger may also be contributing factors to the overheating of your device.
The first thing you should do is to avoid using off-brand chargers from third parties and always use apple chargers that are either included with your device or that you have purchased separately from Apple.
Consider purchasing a ventilated iPad stand if you tend to use your iPad while it is being charged. If you do not use your iPad while it is being charged, you might not wish to use it at all.
Certain iPad models may experience a slight increase in temperature when charging, but using it while it is charging is certain to lead to overheating.
Please use a designated iPad charger and do not use chargers from other Apple devices, as differences in voltage could damage your device’s battery in the long run.
The ‘background refresh’ feature included in most iPad models is another factor that may be causing overheating issues in your iPad.
Using this feature, your process continues to run in the background and keeps all apps updated even when the device is idle.
This feature is intended to ensure that all applications can be operated at all times.
Regardless of whether you think your device is not being used, it is still placing a load on the device’s processor, which may contribute to overheating.
You can turn this feature off and still utilize your iPad to its full potential.
- Your iPad’s settings can be accessed through the settings menu
- under the ‘General’ heading
- heading. Scroll to the bottom and select the ‘Background App Refresh’ option
- option, from where you can turn it off
What can be done in the future to prevent overheating
Now that we have covered a number of reasons why your iPad may overheat, it is time to discuss some prevention measures that will help you avoid overheating issues completely in the future.
It is not necessary to immerse your iPad in water in order to cool it. Here are some simple tips to ensure that your device remains cool for the majority of the time.
Keeping your device indoors and avoiding direct sunlight is the most obvious recommendation.
In addition, you must keep the iPad’s brightness set to maximum if you wish to be able to use it in the sunshine.
Sunlight does not cause your device to overheat, but prolonged use with a high brightness can also cause the screen to overheat.
Therefore, you should not only keep your device indoors for the most part, but you should also keep the brightness at a medium level.
Many iPad users keep their Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on permanently, even when the device is not in use or in an area where wireless connectivity is available.
As a result, your device is continually searching for new signals and working.
Additionally, this can also contribute to overheating and damage the wireless hardware of your device over time.
It is my hope that these tips have been useful and that you will now use your iPad more carefully to ensure that it will last you for many years to come.