[Update] Overview: Battery capacity (mAh & Wh) of the Apple iPad models

How many mAh battery capacity does my iPad have? – You may have asked yourself this question before when looking for a power bank, a charger or perhaps a new, better Apple tablet. In this guide you will find the Apple iPad battery nominal capacity in mAh as well as the battery capacity in Wh. The overview is divided into iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro. The years and model numbers are also included so that you can better identify your own model. If you are wondering “Which generation of iPad do I have?”, there are also tips for determining the iPad model below. This is how you can find all the information you need!

Note: This article first appeared in 2017 and was largely revised in 2024.

What battery capacity in mAh and Wh does my iPad have and how do I determine the model number? You can get answers to these questions here. So you know immediately how many milliamp hours and watt hours your Apple tablet battery has!
What battery capacity in mAh and Wh does my iPad have and how do I determine the model number? You can get answers to these questions here. So you know immediately how many milliamp hours and watt hours your Apple tablet battery has!

Battery capacity (mAh & Wh) of the Apple iPad models including Pro, Air and mini

To make it as simple as possible, the individual iPad models, their model numbers and the corresponding battery nominal power in milliamperes hours (mAh) as well as the battery power in watt hours (Wh) are in the following tables. Although I have made every effort to merge the correct data, I do not want to rule out possible typos. The information is therefore without guarantee. Thanks to constant updates, you can also find the iPad battery capacities in mAh and Wh here for newer models of iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro from the last few years.

iPad battery capacities in mAh and Wh

iPad generation model number rated capacity capacity
iPad (2010) A1337, A1219 6.600 mAh 24,8 Wh
iPad 2nd Gen (2011) A1395, A1396, A1397 6.930 mAh 25 Wh
iPad 3nd Gen (2012) A1403, A1430 11.560 mAh 42,5 Wh
iPad 4nd Gen (2012) A1458, A1459, A1460 11.560 mAh 42,5 Wh
iPad 5nd Gen (2017) A1822, A1823 8.827 mAh 32,9 Wh
iPad 6nd Gen (2018) A1893, A1954 8.827 mAh 32,9 Wh
iPad 7nd Gen (2019) A2197, A2198, A2200 8.827 mAh 32,4 Wh
iPad 8nd Gen (2020) A2270, A2428, A2429, A2430 8.686 mAh 32,4 Wh
iPad 9nd Gen (2021) A2602, A2603, A2604, A2605 8.686 mAh 32,4 Wh
iPad 10nd Gen (2022) A2696, A2757, A2777, A3162 7.606 mAh 28,93 Wh

iPad mini battery capacities in mAh and Wh

iPad mini generation model number rated capacity capacity
iPad mini (2012) A1432, A1454,A1455 4.440 mAh 16,5 Wh
iPad mini 2nd Gen (2013) A1489, A1490, A1491 6.450 mAh 24,3 Wh
iPad mini 3nd Gen (2014) A1599, A1600, A1601 6.470 mAh 24,3 Wh
iPad mini 4nd Gen (2015) A1538, A1550 5.124 mAh 19,32 Wh
iPad mini 5nd Gen (2019) A2133, A2124, A2126, A2125 5.124 mAh 19,32 Wh
iPad mini 6nd Gen (2021) A2567, A2568, A2569 5.124 mAh 19,3 Wh

iPad Air battery capacities in mAh and Wh

iPad Air generation model number rated capacity capacity
iPad Air (2013) A1474, A1475, A1476 8.827 mAh 32,4 Wh
iPad Air 2nd Gen (2014) A1566, A1567 7.340 mAh 27,62 Wh
iPad Air 3nd Gen (2019) A2152, A2123, A2153 8.134 mAh 30,8 Wh
iPad Air 4nd Gen (2020) A2316, A2324, A2325, A2072 7.606 mAh 28,93 Wh
iPad Air 5nd Gen (2022) A2588, A2589, A2591 7.606 mAh 28,93 Wh

iPad Pro battery capacities in mAh and Wh

iPad Pro generation model number rated capacity capacity
iPad Pro 12,9 ″ (2015) A1584, A1652 10.307 mAh 38,8 Wh
iPad Pro 9,7 ″ (2016) A1673, A1674, A1675 7.306 mAh 27,5 Wh
iPad Pro 10,5 ″ (2017) A1701, A1709 8.134 mAh 30,4 Wh
iPad Pro 12,9″ 2nd Gen (2017) A1670, A1671 10.850 mAh 41 Wh
iPad Pro 11 ″ (2018) A1980, A2013, A1934, A1979 7.812 mAh 29,45 Wh
iPad Pro 12,9″ 3nd Gen (2018) A1876, A1895, A2014, A1983 9.720 mAh 36,71 Wh
iPad Pro 11″ 2nd Gen (2020) A2228, A2068, A2230, A2231 7.600 mAh 28,65 Wh
iPad Pro 12,9″ 4nd Gen (2020) A2229, A2069, A2232, A2233 9.720 mAh 36,71 Wh
iPad Pro 11″ 3nd Gen (2021) A2377, A2459, A2301, A2460 7.538 mAh 28,65 Wh
iPad Pro 12,9″ 5nd Gen (2021) A2378, A2461, A2379, A2462 10.533 mAh 40,33 Wh
iPad Pro 11″ 4nd Gen (2022) A2759, A2761, A2435, A2762 7.600 mAh (?) 28,65 Wh
iPad Pro 12,9″ 6nd Gen (2022) A2436, A2437, A2764, A2766 ? 40,88 Wh

Sources for all models: Apple.com, Wikipedia.de, iFixit.com, GadgetsNow.com, and others

Which iPad generation do I have?

Just like when you do the Determine the iPhone model number you just have to look at the back of the device with the iPad. There is a lot of data on your Apple iPad, such as the serial number that it was designed in California and assembled in China, what specifications the charger should have and so on. And you can also find the model number under the information on the back of the iPad:

If you want to determine the capacity of your iPad's battery, you may need the model number. You can find this on the back of the device.
If you want to determine the capacity of your iPad's battery, you may need the model number. You can find this on the back of the device.

If you cannot find the model number and therefore the type and generation of your iPad on the back, you can also find this information in the original packaging and the iPadOS settings. If you have access to the system (i.e. the iPad is not broken, the battery is not completely empty or the device is inoperable), then call Settings -> General -> Info on. If you see a model number that starts with M, tap it. Then the number changes to one with A at the beginning. You can then compare these with the tables above.

Finally, you can also determine the iPad model number when you select the corresponding device after signing in on the Apple ID or iCloud website. You can find information about this in these guides on our blog: appleid.apple.com – Application examples for the Apple ID website and Where is? – Functions and app explained. If you have any questions about the topic, please use the search function here in the blog or leave a comment. We strive to answer any questions that arise as quickly as possible and to find a solution to your problem. We also offer you a Forum and one Newsletter

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11 comments on "[Update] Overview: Battery capacity (mAh & Wh) of the Apple iPad models"

    1. Hello Nue! No, nothing can happen there. However, the "QuickCharge" is only interesting for Samsung devices (and some others, but not Apple). Apple uses the USB Power Delivery standard for fast charging, so you don't have an advantage when charging with the power adapter. But I don't think the 2015 iPad supports USB-PD anyway. In short: You can use the charger without hesitation. It can't break. The iPad only “takes” as much power as it needs. So don't worry... ;-) LG! Jens

  1. Hello, I have been wondering for a long time how fast the IPhones / IPads actually charge, what about power delivery is the maximum value that is now recorded, and how much was it before? For example, is a 20w wall charger worthwhile with the old iPhone 6 series?

    1. Hello Frosko! With iPhones it is about twice as fast according to my measurements. This means that you can go from 0 to 50% with USB PD in about 30 minutes, but only half as fast with old iPhones (iPhone 7 and earlier). Unfortunately, your iPhone 6 does not yet support USB PD. This has only been around since the iPhone 8.

  2. Thank you. Well, I'm really happy that my two year old iPad still has 100 percent battery capacity.
    Otherwise, I'm disappointed that the iPhone battery has a capacity of 68 percent after two and a half years

  3. Hello, the iPads numbered A1893 and A1566 have removable batteries, ie will they fit? One of my iPads has a broken screen and the other won't charge, so I want to put the broken screen's battery in the other.

    1. Hi Jody! From what I've read, the iPad 6th Gen (A1893) battery has an 8827mAh battery, while the Apple iPad Air 2 (A1566) has a 7340mAh battery. I assume they have different dimensions and are not interchangeable. But you can certainly buy a suitable battery and install it if you have no problem replacing a battery on the iPad yourself.

  4. Hello
    I had problems charging the ipad air 5 (USB-C) with a power bank (USB-A) after 1h only charged 10%; the ipad Gen.5 (lightning), on the other hand, charges 1% in 30 hour on the same power bank and has a larger battery, how can that be explained??? The connection cable used is designed for 3A
    MfG Thomas

    1. I would say that simply in the combination USB-C-to-USB-A a lower charging current is negotiated than between Lighting and USB-A. I can't explain it any other way. But 10% after an hour is definitely not enough. Can you use the same cable and test it on a power supply? If it's faster, it's because the power bank with the iPad simply doesn't "make out" more charging current or has a technical defect. Or your charging cable is defective.

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