Many iPad Pro users complained their devices sometimes crash and shut down when charged at 100 percent. This problem usually occurs after the device has been on charge overnight. The bad news is that relatively new devices are also affected by this issue. Let’s explore what you can do to fix your iPad.
Why Does My iPad Keep Shutting Down When Fully Charged?
Never Let Your iPad Fully Charge
The most obvious solution is to never let your iPad charge to 100 percent. Run an experiment, charge your iPad to 99% or less, and check if the issue persists. Of course, this also means not letting your device charge overnight.
Your iPad is equipped with an internal rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery. There’s a reason why you should not fully charge Li-ion batteries. Battery manufacturers confirmed that regularly charging your device to 100 percent actually stresses the battery and may potentially reduce its lifespan.
Surprisingly, some users suggested that letting the battery drain completely, and then charging it to 100 percent may fix the issue. Give this workaround a try and check if it works for you as well.
Other users suggested leaving the screen on while charging. For instance, you can launch a video streaming app and wait until your battery reaches 100 percent. It seems you only need to do this once to fix the problem.
Check Your Battery
Install the Battery Life app from the Store and check if your battery is going out. Depending on the results of the scan, you may also want to take your iPad to an authorized repair shop. The best solution is to schedule an appointment at the nearest Apple Store.
If the battery health scan shows that your battery is running at 80 percent of its capacity, that’s pretty much the cutoff point between a normal battery and a faulty one. If the battery capacity is below 80%, your device might start crashing and shutting down on full charge.
Additionally, navigate to Settings, select Battery, and check what apps are eating up your battery. Disable or uninstall them and check if you notice any improvements.
Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
When you power on your device, put it in Airplane Mode as soon as possible. Then, disable your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections and use your device for five minutes. It doesn’t matter what you do, you can open random apps or play your favorite offline games. Then enable only Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or cellular data. Check if the device is still crashing.
Restore Your iPad to Factory Settings
Before you do anything, make sure your iPad is running the latest iOS or iPadOS version and backup your data.
If you’re running the latest macOS version, launch Finder. If you’re running an older version or you’re on Windows 10, launch iTunes. Then connect your iPad to your computer and click the Restore iPad button. Confirm your choice and launch the process.
If your iPad randomly shuts down when fully charged, disable Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular data. Additionally, check your battery health to see if you need to replace the battery. If you’re looking for a quick workaround, simply avoid charging your battery to 100 percent. If you found other ways to troubleshoot this problem, share your ideas in the comments below.