iPad iPad 4 - not charging?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Liquinn, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2011
    Hi, I've connected my iPad 4 to a 13" MBP but it'x not charging o_O

    What to do? It has the charging thing at the top right though.

    What should I do?
  2. macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2007
    Does it actually have the charging icon? I am suprised. My Desktop with USB 3.0 ports isn't even enough to charge my iPad 3. It's possibly charging, but at a very slow rate. You need to use the 10 or 12W Wall Adapter to charge the iPad 3 or 4.
  3. thread starter macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2011
    It has the charging icon. Should I try and charge it with the included charger that came with the iPad? Thanks.
  4. macrumors demi-god


    Jul 24, 2009
    If the icon is there it's charging just slowly. The supplied adapter will charge it quicker
  5. macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
    i know my rmbp charges my ipad fine, which is weird because i wouldve have thought that they would have put under powered usb ports on there. my old mbp would charge my ipad at all if i plugged it in. it was a pleasant surprise.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    More than likely your mac book is charging it but if you are using it at the same time, it will hardly show progress.


    Yes, it will charge faster and even faster if you are not using it.

    Just plug it in tonight when you go to sleep, it should last all day after a week when you are not using 24/7
  7. macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2012
    Knoxville, TN
    My mini did the same thing. When I plugged it into my MacBook Pro to connect it to iTunes with the lightning cable, it would not charge. It would not charge plugged into my Honda fit USB cable. The only other place I have charged it is a USB car charger and it charged in there. I might do some more research on this topic, though.

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