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A.Wu Level 1 (0 points)

My new iPad took 12 hours ++ to charge from 0 to 100%, is this normal? I can't recalled how long my iPad 2 took, but it's definitely much quicker.

 

I'm aware the new iPad comes with a bigger battery, but charging more than 12 hours doesn't sound quite right to me. Any1 else experiencing the same?

 

Btw I'm charging it with my iPad 2 charger because I see the new iPad comes with the same 10w charger.


iPad, iOS 5.1
  • Apfelwurm Level 4 (1,700 points)

    Are you using your iPad at the same time while recharging its battery?

    Also turn Airplane mode on while recharging your iPad.

  • A.Wu Level 1 (0 points)

    Nope, I'm not using it while charging. I didn't turn it to airplane mode though.

     

    Just want to find out if most of user here are getting the same charge time as mine.

  • b j t Level 4 (3,670 points)

    To get the iPad 3 to charge quicker, you should turn it OFF, and let it charge.

  • Apfelwurm Level 4 (1,700 points)

    It could also be that you have a very active app on your iPad, which will of course draw energy while recharging the iPad's battery.

    Also, is the screen off while recharging?

  • Apfelwurm Level 4 (1,700 points)

    b j t wrote:

     

    To get the iPad 3 to charge quicker, you should turn it OFF, and let it charge.

    The iPad will turn on automatically when off, as soon as its battery is being recharged.

  • A.Wu Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, the screen is off. I only turn it on to see what's the percentage if charging.

     

    I didn't sense a quicker battery drain on my first day of usage or perhaps I didn't pay attention to that. I will find out by timing how long I used till it shut off this time.

  • Apfelwurm Level 4 (1,700 points)

    Make sure to turn off anything that might be drawing energy on your iPad while recharging its battery.

  • Corvette72 Level 1 (0 points)

    Read all the  above since i am having same issues.  I have done all the above and my ipad3 is only 58% charged since 9am . This is crazy to take this long. I have swapped chargers ie ipad 2 iphone 4s to see if there is a difference. I cant tell which charger came with ipad 3 anymore. I hope apple fixes this. I was going to make a genius appointment thinking my battery was defective.

  • Apfelwurm Level 4 (1,700 points)

    Read the ratings on your charger.

    For example my iPad 2 charger is labeled 10W USB Power Adapter.

    The output is 5.1V at 2.1A.

    Use the charger that supplies the highest Ampere (A) output rating.

  • a1000 Level 2 (215 points)

    It does indeed, unless you plug it in while it's on and then hold down the on/off button and turn it off. Then it stays off while charging.

  • Apfelwurm Level 4 (1,700 points)

    a1000 wrote:

     

    It does indeed, unless you plug it in while it's on and then hold down the on/off button and turn it off. Then it stays off while charging.

    This does not turn the iPad off, but merely puts it to sleep!

  • Paul Burd Level 1 (45 points)

    I charged my new third-generation iPad for the first time today (I had drained it all the way down until it turned itself off). It reached 100% in just over 5 hours. I used the charger that came with it. The iPad was turned on, but not in use, while it was charging. It also wasn't in Airplane Mode - WiFi was active, but not cellular.

     

    12+ hours sounds like a lot to me!

  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 (23,830 points)

    Well, 5 hours for a full charge sounds suspiciously short to me. I'm betting that if you repeat that test, that is, run ing the battery down to zero and auto-shutdown followed by a complete charge, then you'll see a significantly longer time to get to 100%.

  • Wish74 Level 1 (0 points)

    This charging thing is a big deal. Where is apple? I havnt seen not one responce to this issue. I love Ipad. Do we have to flood the phone lines t get a answer. Plese let us know that you know there is a problem and that you are trying to fix it. This somthing you had to know about.

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