13 Replies Latest reply: Jul 24, 2010 2:54 PM by Tony Rominger
WrongCoaster Level 1 (135 points)
When I plug my iPad into an AC outlet and start charging it and then try to shut it down it restarts itself. Is this correct behavior? Every night when I charge my iPhone I turn it off once I've connected to the outlet and it stays off while being charged.

If this behavior is normal I'm curious as to why.

iMac 2.8 GHz Quad Core Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 15.4" MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM
  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,365 points)
    Yes it is...

    Maybe the reason is so it knows the charger is plugged into it, if it off it doesn't know....

    Message was edited by: David M Brewer
  • Colin Robinson Level 6 (8,315 points)
    Don't turn it off, just put it to sleep like you would do with an iPhone.
  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,365 points)
    The iPad stll fires up even in the sleep mode. But, if you turn it off or put it in the sleep mode and then hookup the charger, and don't mess with the slider the iPad will either shut down or it will go into the sleep after a few seconds or so....

    More than likely the iPad goes into the sleep mode.
  • StevePug2 Level 2 (370 points)
    Whether the iPad's asleep or completely off, plugging in the charger will either turn it on immediately (if it was asleep) or reboot it to the same initial "Slide to unlock" screen. It is meant to confirm that the charger is actually working and is definitely intended behavior. If it didn't do this then you'd never be certain that the thing is actually charging. It will go back to sleep after the time you set to lock in the Settings under Auto Lock, unless you set that to "Never" in which case it will stay on until you turn it off.
  • StevePug2 Level 2 (370 points)
    I should correct that to say that it should go right back to sleep. When the iPad is locked it only stays on briefly, unaffected by any Auto Lock settings
  • dzazra Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem. When the iPad is plugged into the wall charger, it will not shut down. It seems to happen when it has about 55% or less of the charge remaining.
  • Mike Kirsch Level 1 (80 points)
    So this begs the question: would the iPad charge more quickly when completely powered off? One would assume that would be the case; that would make me assume that this behavior is a bug.
  • DJMarkD Level 1 (0 points)
    My iPad used to turn off all the way when charging when I first got it. Now it doesn't. I've tried turning it off after connecting the power. But, but it always powers back up.
  • Dragon Reborn Level 2 (195 points)
    Two different things I have tried that worked:

    1. I turned Airplane mode on, plugged it in, and powered it off successfully without a reboot.

    2. I plugged it in, held the power button until the power-off slider came on screen, pressed cancel, then held the power button again and used the slider. No reboot!

    I haven't re-tested these procedures to see if I could duplicate them, but they both worked at least once!
  • ride1992 Level 2 (305 points)
    Don't think it did. It went into the sleep mode.
    When the iPad is off, using the red slider, and you plug it in it will come on and within a few seconds display the lock screen. When the pass code is tapped in the home screen displays for a minute or so and then goes into sleep mode while charging. Assuming you are not using the iPad.
    If the unit is on when you plug it in, displaying a home screen, it will begin charging and within a minute, assuming you are not using it, will revert to sleep.
    All normal activity.
  • Dragon Reborn Level 2 (195 points)
    No, it was not in sleep mode.

    I was able to power if off yesterday without any problem this way:

    The iPad was on. I plugged it in. Pressed the power switch until the red slider came on. And used the slider to power it off. Done.
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 (23,830 points)
    I'm pretty sure that it's meant to do exactly that. However, no problem; just power it down again using the red slider and it will stay off. Or, at least, that's what I see on mine.

    Message was edited by: Michael Morgan1
  • Tony Rominger Level 1 (0 points)
    This behaviour is not normal. When I first got my iPad it turned off no problem after plugging in for it's nightly charge. Recently though it has started to boot up again shortly after it has turned off. I have now found that it keeps switching from charging to not charging suggesting a hardware problem. I've tried different USB cables and it makes no difference.

    Guess I need to visit my Apple store unless someone knows of a fix?