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Solved: How to fix the iPadOS 17 Battery Drain Problem


If you have updated your iPad to the latest iPadOS 17, you might have noticed that your battery life is not as good as before. This is a common issue that many users are facing, and it is not caused by any hardware defect. It is actually a software bug that Apple has not fixed yet.

Fortunately, there is a simple workaround that can help you improve your battery performance and extend your usage time. In this guide, we will show you how to apply this tweak and enjoy your iPad without worrying about the battery drain. Let’s get started.

Solution: Turn off Background App Refresh

The iPadOS 17 update has a bug that makes your iPad battery drain faster than usual. This is because some apps keep running in the background even when you are not using them. They use up your battery power by checking for updates and new content.

You can fix this problem by turning off a feature called Background App Refresh. This feature lets apps refresh their content in the background, but you don’t really need it most of the time. By turning it off, you can save your battery life and make your iPad last longer.

To turn off Background App Refresh, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh.
  2. Tap the switch next to Background App Refresh to turn it off.

Turn off Background App Refresh to fix the iPadOS 17 Battery Drain Problem


This is how you can fix the battery drain problem on your iPad with iPadOS 17. Just turn off Background App Refresh and you will see a big difference. Apple has not yet recognized or solved this bug, so we don’t know when they will release a patch. We will keep you updated if anything changes. Until then, this is the best solution you have.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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