2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2012 1:08 AM by MAT2901
MAT2901 Level 1 (0 points)

I have just bought an iPad 2 but the connection lead will not fit into the dock. An old iPhone lead works (but doesn't charge).


iPad 2
  • King_Penguin Level 10 (120,216 points)

    It should fit as the cables are the same for all devices - you've tried pushing it in straight (mine was a bit tight at the start with a new cable) ?

     

    In terms of charging, what are you connecting it to ? If a computer's USB port then a lot of computers don't provide enough power to their ports to charge the iPad at a sufficient rate (though it may still charge if the iPad's screen is off) - the iPad's own charger (if you are using the iPhone's then that is half the power of the iPad's) is the most efficient way to charge it (iPad charging).

  • MAT2901 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi there

     

    Thanks. The connecting piece to the iPad is wider (and seems to have 'claws' on either side which can be squeezed inwards) than the older ones. I really don't want to force it!

     

    Thanks for advice about charging from the computer - will charge from a plug socket