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Old May 21, 2014, 04:55 AM   #1
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iPad 4 not charging

I'm having a problem the last few days with my ipad 4 charging. Every now and again I look at it and it says not charging. I'm not sure if I'm using an official lead or not but I'm using a 12w official plug. I've tried a another 12w plug and it's the same.
Also can a cable mess up a ipad battery. I swear it got worse when I got a cable online.
Should I restore the ipad, I have tried running down the battery, then charging it up again..
I hope someone can help or offer advice thanks
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Old May 21, 2014, 05:02 AM   #2
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Are you using apple branded products, or third party?
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Old May 21, 2014, 05:14 AM   #3
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The answer to your problem seems pretty obvious. It's your "questionable" lead! Get yourself a genuine Apple lead and your problems should be solved.
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Old May 21, 2014, 05:15 AM   #4
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Are you using apple branded products, or third party?
The OP says that the charger is the original Apple charger, while he's not sure about the cable.

To the OP: I would try using an official cable first.
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Old May 21, 2014, 06:25 AM   #5
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Ok I've found my wife's official cable for a iPhone is it ok to use it on my ipad.
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Old May 21, 2014, 06:31 AM   #6
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Ok I've found my wife's official cable for a iPhone is it ok to use it on my ipad.
As long as it's a genuine Apple lightning cable, it should work with all lightning devices.

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Old May 21, 2014, 08:54 AM   #7
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As long as it's a lightning cable, it should work with all lightning devices.

And that it is apple certified!
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Old May 21, 2014, 01:44 PM   #8
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Ok the official charger charged it perfect. I tried 4 cAbles of another brand and only the official one worked. Thanks for resolving this.
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Are the other cables Apple certified? If they're knockoffs or some obscure brand, that probably explains why they don't work.
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Old May 21, 2014, 03:06 PM   #10
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Are the other cables Apple certified? If they're knockoffs or some obscure brand, that probably explains why they don't work.
The OP already answered this.

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Ok the official charger charged it perfect. I tried 4 cAbles of another brand and only the official one worked. Thanks for resolving this.
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Old May 21, 2014, 03:27 PM   #11
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I don't know if the cables are apple certified or not.
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Old May 21, 2014, 03:49 PM   #12
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What brand is it? If it's Belkin, Griffin, etc. it should be Apple certified.

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The OP did not. He only stated that he used third party cables and not Apple genuine/official cables. He does not know if the third party cables are Apple certified or not.
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Old May 23, 2014, 01:20 PM   #14
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Too end this they were just cheap cables bought from some mobile shop. They charge my mobile fine but struggle with my ipad.

Even using my apple charger, they are rubbish on ipad
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Always trust Apple products. Don't trust third party products they need your big money so they can get away with it.
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Old May 23, 2014, 10:31 PM   #16
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Always trust Apple products. Don't trust third party products they need your big money so they can get away with it.
Some people prefer third party products because they're usually more durable than Apple cables. I personally only use Apple cables, but I will only trust big third party accessory makers (Belkin, Griffin, etc.). If the cable is really cheap, it's usually very poor quality.
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Some people prefer third party products because they're usually more durable than Apple cables. I personally only use Apple cables, but I will only trust big third party accessory makers (Belkin, Griffin, etc.). If the cable is really cheap, it's usually very poor quality.
Biggest issue I have with non-Apple products - even Apple-Certified - is the ends are not always the same size. Usually just enough bigger to not work with my case XD
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Who needs to get away with what?
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