HT4060: iPad: Charging the batteryLearn about iPad: Charging the battery
HT4060 My new 3rd gen iPad will only charge to 80% despite a ten+ hour charge. Any thoughts on how to get to 100%?
Currently Being ModeratedHT4060 Re: My new 3rd gen iPad will only charge to 80% despite a ten+ hour charge. Any thoughts on how to get to 100%?Dec 7, 2012 8:01 PM (in response to Lizwin)
Since it's new, I suggest you get it replaced.
Currently Being ModeratedHT4060 Re: My new 3rd gen iPad will only charge to 80% despite a ten+ hour charge. Any thoughts on how to get to 100%?Dec 7, 2012 8:06 PM (in response to Lizwin)
- Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red "slide to power off" slider appears, and then slide the slider.
- Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
this may reset it to 100% worth a try
Currently Being ModeratedHT4060 Re: My new 3rd gen iPad will only charge to 80% despite a ten+ hour charge. Any thoughts on how to get to 100%?Dec 7, 2012 8:26 PM (in response to Lizwin)
Try fully discharging (until it shuts off) and then fully recharging in one charge (100%) to recalibrate the battery meter. You might need to do this a few times.
Currently Being Moderated
The quickest way (and really the only way) to charge your iPad is with the included 10W or 12W USB Power Adapter. iPad will also charge, although more slowly, when attached to a computer with a high-power USB port (many recent Mac computers) or with an iPhone Power Adapter (5W). When attached to a computer via a standard USB port (most PCs or older Mac computers) iPad will charge very slowly (but iPad indicates not charging). Make sure your computer is on while charging iPad via USB. If iPad is connected to a computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, the iPad battery will continue to drain.
Apple recommends that once a month you let the iPad fully discharge & then recharge to 100%.
How to Calibrate Your Mac, iPhone, or iPad Battery
At this link http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/galaxy-tab-android-tablet,3014-11.html , tests show that the iPad 2 battery (25 watt-hours) will charge to 90% in 3 hours 1 minute. It will charge to 100% in 4 hours 2 minutes. The new iPad has a larger capacity battery (42 watt-hours), so using the 10W charger will obviously take longer. If you are using your iPad while charging, it will take even longer. It's best to turn your new iPad OFF and charge over night. Also look at The iPad's charging challenge explained http://www.macworld.com/article/1150356/ipadcharging.html
Also, if you have a 3rd generation iPad, look at
Apple: iPad Battery Nothing to Get Charged Up About
Apple Explains New iPad's Continued Charging Beyond 100% Battery Level
New iPad Takes Much Longer to Charge Than iPad 2
Apple Batteries - iPad http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html
Extend iPad Battery Life (Look at pjl123 comment)
New iPad Slow to Recharge, Barely Charges During Use
Tips About Charging for New iPad 3
How to Save and Prolong the battery life of your new ipad
Prolong battery lifespan for iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3: charging tips
iPhone, iPod, Using the iPad Charger
Install and use Battery Doctor HD
In rare instances when using the Camera Connection Kit, you may notice that iPad does not charge after using the Camera Connection Kit. Disconnecting and reconnecting the iPad from the charger will resolve this issue.