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  • Keeper 2 Level 1 (0 points)

    Welp time to throw my issue into the ring. I got the new iPad shipped to my house on release day and for the first time today I plug it in, it charged to 100% with the fully charged symbol, I unplug and it brings me to 97 %. I plug back in and I'm at 100, unplug 97%. Where the heck did the 3% of my battery go?

  • Batavian Level 1 (0 points)

    The % is only an approximation. Plus, when the iPad is charged to a reading of 100%, it's not actually fully charged. This is by design. st-as-it-should/19281?tag=content;siu-container

  • Krzysztof Przygoda Level 1 (0 points)

    ... but I have four Apple iDevices and only iPod 4 gen (iOS 5.1) has this 97% problem. No matter how long would you charge it, it is always % dropping from 100% to 97% after unplug. This is battery fault in my opinion.


    @Keeper 2: Try to reformat battery (drain to 0% and charge to full several times) and if there is no improvement, place your complaint to Apple.

  • Tinman1102 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am so PO'd over the slow charging, I'm considering returning it. I didn't pay over $600 to have something that charges all day and only goes up to about 80%. I'm talking 14 hrs here. Its the same with the ipad 2 charger. However, whenever I plug in my iPad 2 with ANY charger, it charges full in a few hours.


    Also, I heard all over tv about how the pictures looked with the iPad 3. I put it side by side with my iPad 2 and the pictures are identical. Can anyone tell me why?


    Very frustrated........

  • Dave Marsh Level 2 (330 points)

    If your iPad won't charge above 80%, replace it.  There's little reason to be frustrated with the new iPad.  If it doesn't meet your expectations or needs, return it.  My new iPad does take longer to charge (about 16-17% an hour, vice 20% an hour with my original iPad), and I'll admit that while the new screen is beautiful, it's not nicer enough to replace an iPad 2; however, its performance is a great improvement over my first generation iPad.  It meets my needs just fine.


    The only reason that a normally functioning new iPad would take longer than six hours to recharge would be that some front and center app is substantially consuming the available power from the charger, preventing the battery from soaking up the juice.

  • Dariosa Level 1 (0 points)

    If you seriously believe the screens are identical, you either need glasses or a cheap Android tablet to satisfy your needs (why spend 2 x 600 $ on stuff you don't need !?).

  • Tinman1102 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, I HAVE glasses and the prescription is new. I'm just saying that the pics are identical in quality. Not that I need to explain but I got the iPad 3 for myself because my wife took over the iPad 2.

  • covdude Level 1 (0 points)

    Had to go in quick .......



  • Dave Marsh Level 2 (330 points)

    You can still return the new iPad and replace it with a new iPad 2.  The performance is virtually identical, but since it doesn't have the new retina display or LTE chip, it doesn't need the new larger battery, so it charges at the old rate, which you apparently find a better fit for your needs.  Waiting another year for a next generation lower power LTE chip, or potentially better battery technology that doesn't work quite at the technology edge that so frustrates you might satisfy you better.

  • Tinman1102 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Dave for not being a smartass (like others) and for the advice.

  • Batavian Level 1 (0 points)

    Agree with you Tinman. Don't understand the thought process on some of these assinine responses. Making fun of a health issue? Wonder how they would react if someone made fun if they had a health problem. "Haha...your blind. Maybe you should get a Braille tablet...haha!". Sheesh....


    Regardless, there are trade offs with the iPad 3. Most notably the longer charging and shorter battery life. There are ways to mitigate both but there's no denying the physics. You can try resetting your iPad 3 as some have mentioned this has helped improve charging. But if you've tried that or feel you have a defective unit, I would agree with Dave and replace it. Both the 2 and 3 are great devices. Get what makes you happy.

  • G0NUTS Level 1 (0 points)

    I changed my charging/data cable to the heavy duty Griffin XL 10W 2.1A cable. As it's 3m long, I have It connected to iPad most of the time. I have on couple of occasion connected it when battery power down to 60% during usage and battery charged back up to 100% within a couple of hours! I personally think the cable used by apple is not up to the job!! That's why they are so short in length, so not too much current is lost!

  • Laghi Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought a new Ipad a couple days ago,  and it came with 80%  battery life, so I just kept using it to configure, download a few apps, surf the web and e-mail until the battery dropped to almost nothing so I could fully charge it . Last night it was with 1% and I turned it off and plugged the charger that came with it, hopping to wake up and have it fully charged . But my surprise was that when I turned it on, the battery showed only 80%  . So i plugged it in again and while using to post here and get a couple of e-mails, it is charging at a rate of 1% very 7 minutes or so. Does anybody knows what happend here? And if it is he case of getting a new one ? Thx guys.

  • Dave Marsh Level 2 (330 points)

    Your new iPad should charge at about 16-17% per hour.  If it's not, and a complete drain/recharge doesn't get back into this mode, return it.  I believe Apple has a no questions asked two week return policy, so you shouldn't have an issue getting a new swap.

  • johnsomerville Level 1 (0 points)

    The charging process for an iPad 3 is slow and will not work at all with any of the 6 ft cables my wife and I use for our iPhones, nor those I bought subsequently which claim to be for charging an iPad 3.


    I spent 75 minutes on the Apple helpline while the operator tried to think of all kind of solutions. She seemed in despair.


    There is a problem and it needs sorting.

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