Tablets can last for several years or only a few depending upon usage. The companies that produce these tablets also decide how long they will continue putting out updates and what new features to support. Overall, experts project most tablets to last for about five years of everyday use.
While all tablets and other devices will eventually slow down and stop working, users can take some steps to get more use out of their devices. Prolonging tablet life is especially important in school settings where multiple users depend on the same devices and the budget for replacement may be limited.
Here are some of the factors that affect the average life span of tablets.
From the way you transport your device to whether you drop it or spill water on it, care can make all the difference. Sometimes, water is only lying on the surface of a tablet and you can wipe it off. Other times, a liquid could end up behind the screen and cause malfunctioning. In these cases, damage can be more significant.
Some surface or screen damage can be fixed, though the cost may not be worth it in every scenario. If you have AppleCare+ for an iPad, for example, Apple might cover your repair at a lower price. However, this service may not apply to you, or you may be using another brand of tablet.
As with any phone or laptop, the battery on a tablet will eventually wear out. The average life span of a tablet battery is only three to five years. Of course, your tablet's battery could last much longer than that — or for less time. Much of battery life span predictions hinge on use. Students or teachers who use their iPads or tablets nearly every day during the school year are more likely to see a shorter battery life.
Other influences on battery life include screen brightness levels and the number of installed applications.
Cracked screens can occur after dropping a tablet. A cracked touch screen is an inconvenience at best, and broken glass can also cut fingers. Screen repair can be costly, so depending on the age of the tablet, it may be better to replace the device entirely.
Other touch screen problems include bleeding pixels or dark spots. These can be caused by different types of damage, like dropping the device or leaving something heavy on top of it.
If you want to extend the life of your tablet, a protective case will be beneficial. Higher Ground tablet cases are designed to keep devices in working condition so students can continue to use them for years.
Higher Ground's tablet cases are designed with ease of use in mind. The company's PROTEx Folio iPad cases have a patented X-strap system that allows for easy movement and holding of the case. These cases also feature a multi-position foldable stand that students can use to prop their tablets up for easy reading or typing. Whether you’re on the go or lounging around, the PROTEx Folio collection is the most versatile iPad case that provides ultimate comfort and maximum security.
Higher Ground cases work with any tablet and come with shock-absorbing corners and an ID tag viewer. Feel secure with a lifetime warranty that covers any manufacturing errors that may arise over the cover's life span.
Extend the life of your tablet with Higher Ground. Reach out online to request a product sample or a quote for your new tablet cases. You can also call 888-662-4003 to learn more.