8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2011 8:11 PM by esjayiha
marion White Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am using the wall charger - not the computer. And I'm not using the iPad 2 when it's charging. (Sorry to reply in this way but when I click on reply I get an error message.) so 3-5 hours is normal? That seems like a LONG time to me compared to iPhone and Kindle....

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,350 points)

    Folks are reporting that as normal if it is down below 20%.

  • MichelPM Level 6 Level 6 (9,750 points)

    That's about normal.

  • Captain Maniac Level 3 Level 3 (585 points)

    Wall charger for me, too. Even though I charge my iPad overnight, the charger seems to be much more efficient than using my computer.

  • FranceHopper Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)

    Yes, 3-5 hours is normal. Mine takes a average of 2 hours to get to 80% battery and about 3.5-4 for full charge, especially if I run it down to 10%. Compaired the the iPhone, the iPad has a much larger, more powerful battery that is 10v vs 5v. That said, when charging your iPad, make sure you use the charger that came with it. The mini one (for iPhone and iPod) will take a lot longer to charge it, if it will at all.

  • shemam Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Turning totally off (iPad2) will it charge faster? Whats the right way in charging an ipad? Totally off or just sleep?

  • SargentHoward Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It doesn't matter if it's off or sleeping. If you turn it off, it'll turn itself back on anyway as soon as you plug it in. It will, however, charge faster if you're charging from the iPad wall adapter versus your computers USB port.

  • esjayiha Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Batteries article wrote:


    Charging Tips

    The quickest way to charge your iPad is with the included 10W 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. When attached to a computer via a standard USB port (most PCs or older Mac computers) iPad will charge, but only when it's in sleep mode. 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.



  • esjayiha Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    theres no mention on how long it should take to charge in the iPad 2 tech specs or the iPad 2 battery page.  3-5 hours does seem like a normal amount of time but definitely something i would recommend monitoring.


    Monitor the charging temperature of your device too, if the temperature warning is coming up (yellow triangle with an exclamation point) then you could have some battery/safety issues and give Apple a call.