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Flippers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
For some reason when I connect my iPad to my pc with the supplied data cable it won't charge the iPad. It syncs ok but just won't charge it.
Is there a reason for this or do I need to get a different cable?
When I connect my iPhone to the pc with data cable from iPad, it charges my iPhone.
I just really need to know why it therefore won't charge my iPad.
The only way I can charge iPad up at the moment is by connecting it to the mains plug with data cable supplied

iPad, Other OS
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
    If your computer has a high-power USB port, it will charge. When attached to a computer via a standard USB port (most PCs or older Mac computers) iPad will charge, but only when the iPad is in sleep mode.

    iPad: Charging the Battery,
  • Craig Brady Level 4 Level 4 (1,790 points)
    Seriously? Did you really not look around here at all? Your USB port does not have enough current to charge and run iPad at the same time. Put it to sleep and it will charge slowly via USB. As I will assume you will next ask how to put it to sleep, it is the top right button when held in portrait orientation with home button at the bottom.
  • Flippers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Cheers for that answer. I know how to put it to sleep I just thought there might have been a way to charge it whilst I was using it. I will just use my dock to charge it for now. It's just a pain that I have to keep changing it from sync to charge all the time. I thought it would have been like the iPhone but never mind.
    Thanks anyway m8
  • Jazmaraz Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    From the iPad User Guide, Chapter 1, page 23: "Important: The iPad battery may drain instead of charge if iPad is connected to a PC...."
  • Jazmaraz Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Complete quote since I see that there was additional feedback:

    "Important: The iPad battery may drain instead of charge if iPad is connected to a PC, to a computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, to a USB hub, or to the USB port on a keyboard."
  • Flippers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks all for your help with this matter.
    As you can probably tell I'm new to all this stuff to do with the iPad.

    Thanks again guys n gals
  • 4nth0ny Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Install this program to allow your computer to charge your iPad through USB. You will thank me later
  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7 (21,035 points)
    a cable with 2 usb in 1 end and one usb female in the other will provide 1Amp current rather then the default .5 amp a normal usb port brig
    you can get those pretty cheap
    if you buy 3 of them guess it would give you 2 amps but of cause the cable would have to support that kind of watt and it would require 4 usb ports but a powered hub often have between 4 and 7 usb ports
  • Blues#2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Craig Brady - Would be nice to get answers from people without the arrogant *** attitude. Who do you think you are? The forums are for asking questions exactly like this person did. The world would be better off without jerks like you who think they are entitled to treat people any way they want just because they have an answer every once in a while. Get over yourself.
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7 (23,825 points)
    Well, he managed to outrage and offend you a lot more than he did the OP and, unlike you, he at least did provide some useful information in his post.

    Seeing as how you're so new and already trying out for a Forum Police spot, let me quote a few lines from the Help pages here:

    +How do I post a question?+
    +If you searched the forums and didn't find an answer to your question or issue, click the Post New Topic link at the top of a relevant forum page to post your own question.+

    +Note: Please be sure to review the Apple Discussions Use Agreement to understand what type of submissions are relevant.+

    I think Craig was pointing out that it would have been a bit better, more proper, to run a quick search for this answer rather than opening up yet another thread on it. I also think you yourself should read the second paragraph, as it appears that you intended only to be insulting and aggressive.
  • Blues#2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Wow......missed the point entirely. I simply pointed out, rather sharply I agree, that it was entirely unnecessary for Craig to throw in the 'I'm better than you' aspect of the reply. It is really just a simple thing to do. Answer a question and go on. Why the sarcasm? What does it prove? That he knows how to be a jerk?

    As for the rest of your, Forum Police, quoting lines from the Help I am hardly interested in being involved in any part of the forum as I certainly have better things to do than to post thousands of comments. You are right, I have never posted on here before, and have never had the need to for information, as I search through posts and find the answers. But when I see some arrogant response where there is no reason for such a thing, other than to make him feel superior, it simply disgusts me.

    Have a nice day!
  • Chally2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    One word for Craig if your Scottish you will understand, if not look it up. NOB

  • tat_lim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much, 4nth0ny.  I have installed the ASUS Ai Charger on my computer and now my iPad is charging very quickly.  You're the best! 

  • groush Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Bravo Blues#2. I often wonder what happens to some people when wrapped in the blanket of anonymity. Rather than use the faceless forum of an online discussion group to show the best in human nature, so often people become nasty, arrogant, or just plain anti-social.


    Thanks for saying something.


    On another note, I consistently have a problem charging my iPads with any cable other than the short cable

    supplied by Apple. I have purchased over a half dozen ten foot cables and they will charge my iPod and iPhone just fine. I have tried exchanging the cables, the chargers and the iPads. With every charger I reach the same result, I cannot find a ten foot cable that will charge my iPad. I could probably go to Apple and buy a cable from them, but they are SO expensive.


    Suggestions?  What, other than length, is the difference between the short cables that come with the device and the longer cables I keep getting from eBay?


    Thanks much for your help.

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