If you recently installed a new iPad Pro, iPad mini or iPad and found that the battery runs out unusually quickly, which leads to a decrease in battery life on the device, do not worry, perhaps there is a good reason for this.
In fact, if during the recent installation or restoration of the iPad you decide to restore from an iCloud backup, this may well be the reason that the device battery runs out much faster than expected. We will show you how to check if this recovery process is taking place in the background, and what to do about it.
Note: this is intended for users who have recently configured new devices. If you haven’t recently restored an iPad, iPad Pro, or iPad mini from a backup, or haven’t set up your device and transferred data from another iPad, you may want to follow more general tips on how to improve battery life on iOS 12. And yes, while We focus here on the iPad, the same material applies to the iPhone and iPod touch.
How to check if “current recovery” is depleting iPad battery life
- Open the Settings app in iOS
- Go to "Battery"
- Wait a little until the Analysis and Suggestions section fills up, if you see Current Recovery, so the battery time is running out much faster than usual.
- Verify that this is causing the battery to run out by scrolling down and looking for “Rebuild” in the battery usage section.
- If desired, you can investigate and take action on other offers and battery information for other applications or actions that discharge a battery (for example, background actions of applications).
The recovery of iCloud Backup will end with time, as the download of all images, photos, images, videos, applications, local files and data, contacts, music, podcasts and everything else that was contained in an iCloud backup that is being restored will be completed.
How long does the “Current Recovery” take?
The time it takes to permanently restore an iCloud backup depends on several factors, but two important components are the size of the iCloud backup being restored and the speed of the Internet connection to which the iPad is connected.
The larger the iCloud backup from which the restore is performed, the longer it will take to complete the recovery process, and the longer the battery will stop discharging faster than usual.
Restore from an iCloud backup should complete to complete the “Ongoing restore” process, and thus restore the expected battery life for an iPad, iPad Pro, or iPad mini.
Well, my iPad shows “Current Recovery”, so what should I do?
Let backup restore complete!
Make sure your iPad is connected to a high-speed Internet connection (as fast as available), and then leave it connected to this Internet connection for as long as it takes to complete the recovery process.
In the examples of screenshots given here, the “Current Recovery” process from the iCloud backup to the newly configured iPad Pro took several days restore the backup to 25 GB and is not yet completed. This is due to the fact that the Internet connection speed used by the iPad Pro is not particularly high. Unfortunately, in this scenario, nothing can be done except to wait, and although the current recovery takes place on the iPad, the battery will run out faster than expected.
After the restoration is complete, the battery life will return to normal.
Backing up and restoring iCloud is a great feature for iPhone and iPad users, but since it depends on a good Internet connection, it has significant drawbacks for users who do not live in places like San Francisco, California or other similar large regions. metro with a highly developed broadband internet infrastructure. This includes most of the United States, almost any smaller city, many suburbs, and many semi-rural or rural communities that, at best, often offer broadband services from 3 Mbit / s to 20 Mbit / s. However, the lack of sufficient high-speed Internet infrastructure in most of the country or in any particular region has nothing to do with iCloud or Apple, so if you are one of the millions of people who have a slower Internet connection, it will be that way until until any entity decides to invest in a higher-speed local Internet service.
OK, but my internet connection is terrible, and it takes forever, is there a way around this endless “Current Recovery” process?
In addition to searching for a higher-speed Internet connection, which will be used until the restoration of the backup is completed on the iPad (or iPhone), the only other option would be to start over and use restore from the iTunes backup instead of restoring from the iCloud backup.
To restore from iTunes backups, you need a Mac or Windows computer with the latest version of iTunes and a USB cable to connect iPad Pro, iPad or iPad mini to your computer. It then backs up to a computer with iTunes (provided that there is enough space on the computer to store the backup), and then the same iTunes backup is used to restore to iPad during the installation and recovery process. This is usually much faster, because a direct USB connection between devices is usually much faster than downloading data from the Internet. Sometimes iTunes backups can also take a lot of time, but this usually happens because of an easily solved problem that was mentioned here.
If you want, you can read more about restoring your iPhone from iCloud backups and iTunes backups here, the same technique applies to iPad and iPod touch.
Do you have experience with the current recovery process from iCloud, which takes a lot of time? Did you have any solution to speed it up, or did you find an alternative to customize your iOS device? Share in the comments below!