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Question: My Ipad 3 not charging at all

My ipad is not charging at all, not sure whether there is any fault with charging port.

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 6.1.3

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Jun 15, 2013 6:02 AM in response to Sashpana In response to Sashpana

Try this first - Reset the iPad by holding down on the Sleep and Home buttons at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until the Apple Logo appears - ignore the red slider - let go of the buttons. (This is equivalent to rebooting your computer.)

The quickest way (and really the only way) to charge your iPad is with the included 10W or 12W (5W on Mini) USB Power Adapter. iPad will also charge, although more slowly, when attached to a computer with a high-power USB port (many recent Mac computers) or with an iPhone Power Adapter (5W). When attached to a computer via a standard USB port (2.5W, most PCs or older Mac computers) iPad will charge very slowly (but iPad indicates not charging). Make sure your computer is on while charging iPad via USB. If iPad is connected to a computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, the iPad battery will continue to drain.

Apple recommends that once a month you let the iPad fully discharge & then recharge to 100%.

How to Calibrate Your Mac, iPhone, or iPad Battery

At this link,3014-11.html , tests show that the iPad 2 battery (25 watt-hours) will charge to 90% in 3 hours 1 minute. It will charge to 100% in 4 hours 2 minutes. The new iPad has a larger capacity battery (42 watt-hours), so using the 10W charger will obviously take longer. If you are using your iPad while charging, it will take even longer. It's best to turn your new iPad OFF and charge over night. Also look at The iPad's charging challenge explained

Also, if you have a 3rd generation iPad, look at

Apple: iPad Battery Nothing to Get Charged Up About t/

Apple Explains New iPad's Continued Charging Beyond 100% Battery Level beyond-100-battery-level/

New iPad Takes Much Longer to Charge Than iPad 2 d-2.html

Apple Batteries - iPad

iPhone: Hardware troubleshooting (Power/Battery section also applies to iPad)

Extend iPad Battery Life (Look at pjl123 comment)

New iPad Slow to Recharge, Barely Charges During Use uring_use.html

iPad: Charging the battery

Best Practices for iPad Battery Charging ry-charging/

Tips About Charging for New iPad 3 ad-3.html

How to Save and Prolong the battery life of your new ipad

Prolong battery lifespan for iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3: charging tips

iPhone, iPod, Using the iPad Charger

Install and use Battery Doctor HD

To Extend a Device’s Battery Life, Get to Know It Better

iPad Battery Replacement

In rare instances when using the Camera Connection Kit, you may notice that iPad does not charge after using the Camera Connection Kit. Disconnecting and reconnecting the iPad from the charger will resolve this issue.

 Cheers, Tom 😉

Jun 15, 2013 6:02 AM

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