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How long to charge new iPad battery?

10374 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 6:25 AM by pputnam RSS
pputnam Level 3 Level 3 (575 points)
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Mar 18, 2012 1:55 PM

I plugged mine in around 9am, it is now 5pm and my new iPad is only 90% charged...HUH?

It is also draining faster than a maple syrup tree.

What's up? Do I have a lemon?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (16,815 points)
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    Mar 18, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to pputnam)

    Do you use the adapter or are you plugged into your Mac?

    If you are using the Mac to charge, it will take longer, the USB port can not deliver that much power. And the screen has to be in sleep mode as well.

    Try the adapter instead.

  • Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (16,815 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 12:26 AM (in response to pputnam)

    Just to make sure, if you have more than one iDevice, make sure to use the iPad power adapter, the iPhone adapter does not meet the specs for charging the iPad.

    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iPhone 4, iPhone3G, iPod touch 2G, tv160GB
  • Tiktokoz Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 1:47 AM (in response to pputnam)

    Looking at the boards and having eventually fully charged mine last night it appears to be taking 10% per hour, so about 10 hours until full.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 7:27 AM (in response to pputnam)

    Using the battery level meter in this manner is comparable to using your car's fuel gauge to calculate miles per gallon.

  • phoenix augment Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2012 8:01 AM (in response to pputnam)

    When I first opened up the New iPad I let it completely die off before plugging it in for the first time.  The last two times I have recharged it, it has taken me between 5 & 6 hours to recharge the battery.  It hasn't taken longer than this, and if it is taking longer than that such as 10 hours to recharge, I cannot see why you shouldn't reach out to Apple and ask about such a massive disparity.

  • Tiktokoz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to phoenix augment)

    I have been in contact with apple support they have confirmed that it should not be taking 10 hours to charge, so I am booked at the apple store for an exchange! So get onto support or an apple store if u are having the same charging problem.

  • khall330 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2012 3:08 PM (in response to pputnam)

    It is a bigger battery and only a 10 watt charger so it is going to take a while to charge this battery.  I suggest charging it overnight.  I have been getting 10 hours out of mine and when I am home I make sure to place it on the charger. 

    If you are using your ipad and charging it at the same time you may see that the power actually goes down instead of up.  The LTE and Retina eat up a lot of juice. I am hoping the Apple comes out with a more powerful charger to charge this up faster.

  • sommermay Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2012 6:16 AM (in response to khall330)

    is it suppost to show like a cell phone that its actually charging because mine does not and when i started to charge it, it was at 28% and then when I checked it to see if it was charging or not its now 27%.

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