HT4060: iPad: Charging the batteryLearn about iPad: Charging the battery
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 12:40 AM (in response to Mo1952)
I saw the comment about turning the brightness of the screen down and it worked. It will now charge.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 5:25 PM (in response to Mo1952)
If charging from computer USB, from a mac mini in my case, the mac has to be restarted with ipad attached. The ipad will then ask if the mac is to be trusted before allowing it to connect with itunes and before allowing it to recharge from it!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2013 5:58 PM (in response to Mo1952)
I'm having the same problem with my IPAD 2; it won't charge after the IOS 7 upgrade. I tried a USB wall charger but it didn't work. This evening I plugged into the USB port of a desktop PC and it eventually came to life enough to communicate with iTunes but it still says "Not Charging". I see 1% remaining. I turned down the brightness but it didn't have any noticeable change in terms of charging...very frustrating. I just updated again with IOS 7.0.2 i think it said. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 4:12 AM (in response to tripthelight44)
Update - After updating to 7.0.2, turning off Find My iPad, and lowering brightness, the iPad 2 charged again. I will enable Find My iPad and Full Brightness again individually to try and determine which of these 3 changes (or all together) made was responsible for the improvement.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 4:40 AM (in response to Mo1952)
Though you do have to take responsibility for your software upgrade choosings, this new update is horrible. It's an ugly attempt to make a simple OS seem sophisticated. Thankfully I stayed with 5.1.1 and I don't see a reason to go from there. If the point of the upgrade is to focus software features on new Apple hardware, the there's no reason for my iPad 3 to be upgraded. It shipped with iOS 5 and Apple clearly thought it would be the best OS for my device or they would have not released such a bad update. It ***** though not to be able to go back for those that took the plunge. I own a Galaxy S4, best phone by the way, but Samaung is the same. Forced updates by default and they're not always the best.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 4:42 AM (in response to cmejia_)
And unlike an iPhone downgrading a Samsung phone to previous software could cause bricking of the phone.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2013 10:52 PM (in response to Mo1952)
I am having a similar problem, My IPAD 2 is completely discharged and I have been trying to charge it for the past 2 days, I have read some of the suggestions here such as the pressing the home button and the sleep button simultaneously, I did that and nothing has happened. As for turning down the brightness that wont help me as I am completely unable to access my ipad, someone please HELP!!!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 7:36 PM (in response to Renezme)
Renezme, I'm not sure if this will help you, but when it happened with my iPAD2, I connected to the computer with USB and initially it looked like nothing was happening, iTunes didn't start, etc.. But I just left it connected anyway. After several minutes it suddenly started iTunes on the computer and that's when I was able to update the IPAD with 7.0.2. (it took a few attempts). It made my turn off "find my ipad" before it would wipe, update, and restore everything. Then it accepted a charge and seems to be okay now.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2013 11:18 PM (in response to Renezme)
I have the same problem as Renezme. ipad2 is completely turned off. drained battery. original cable and charger. ios 7.0.2
I plugged the cable several times via pc and wall charger, nothing happens.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2013 1:42 PM (in response to iamvaho)
Read this, it might help: http://ipadnerds.com/battery-charging-very-slow-ios-7/
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2013 6:10 AM (in response to Mo1952)
Same issue here with my iPad3. Been doing everything suggested on the web to fix the problem, but it is still not charging properly!!! What I did was:
1. Plug it in the original wall charge (at 1% battery).
2. Turn it off.
3. After 5 hours, I got it up to 18%.
I was so disappointed with the update from the oldie and goodie 6.1.2 to the new but crappy 7.0.3. So, Apple fixed it as soon as possible! Really b.s. It is very annoying.
Anyone knows how to fix this, please share.