11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 6:25 AM by pputnam
pputnam Level 3 Level 3

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 7 Level 7
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    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.

  • pputnam Level 3 Level 3

    I'm using the adapter plugged into wall.

  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    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.

  • Tiktokoz Level 1 Level 1

    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.

  • pputnam Level 3 Level 3

    I'm using the adapter that came with this iPad. 10 hours to charge is crazy.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

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

  • phoenix augment Level 1 Level 1

    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

    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

    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 Level 1 Level 1

    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%.

  • pputnam Level 3 Level 3

    Yes, if it is charging there will be a lightening bolt inside the battery image. You may have a bad cable or charger.