iPad iPad Air charges very slowly

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    It's been over an hour and my iPad Air has charged only 14% via an outlet. This is a far slower charge time than my iPad 3. Has anyone noticed the same?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Are you using the charger that came with the iPad or your phone charger?
     
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    rockyroad55

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    Also try a different outlet and connect the charger directly to the wall not an extension.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's an older (but official) charger. Shouldn't be any difference, but for curiosity's sake I've plugged it into the one that came with the Air. This is the same outlet I always use.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    The latest chargers are 12W, older chargers are 10W or less.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, use the charger that it came with, my air charges from 0 to 100% in a little over 3 1/2 hours. Very happy with it.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay, I stand corrected! It's already charging much faster. Thanks for the heads-up, I didn't know they had changed the wall charger power output. I assume that these 12W chargers should not be used with older devices?
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    They can used with older devices. You can check apples website to be sure.
     
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    bbeagle

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    All the chargers are interchangeable.

    A 12W charger will not hurt a device that needs a 10W charger - it won't charge any faster, it will just use 10W.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Ya mine definitely charges way faster than my ipad 3
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    I think mine charged very slowly the first time I charged it, but its way faster the second time, is that normal? hmm
     
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    NovemberWhiskey

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    Mine always charged slowly with the stock ipad air charger and cable.

    Something around 5-6 hours for a full charge.

    When I charged it overnight plugged into my Mbp USB port, it only reached 93% after a good 7-8 hours.
     
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    slffl

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    Last night I plugged in my Air at 11pm and it had 24% left. At 7am it was at 99%. Pretty slow charge. I'm using the adapter and cable that came with it.
     
  14. macrumors 603

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    It reached fully charged in the proper time. The charger must cut off after the batt has reached a full charge (they are like a balloon and you can keep filling them until they explode). It can lose a little bit of charge before it starts charging again. Also monitoring the amount of charge is very complicated (just like what is the "exact" level a balloon is full) so 99% can be a full charge.
     
  15. macrumors 65816

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    Like the above poster said you battery charged way before when you looked at it. It is only reporting 99%. Reboot and you will see 100%.

    My Air charges every bit as fast as my 3 and 4 units.
     
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    One reason I was keen to get an iPad Air was for quicker charging time. My iPad 3 was soooo slow! The new iPad Air charges in about 3 hours and 15 minutes -- big difference! When the 12W power adapters first became available from Apple last year I immediately snapped one up hoping that it would speed up my iPad 3, and while it helped some, it still took that device over 4 hours. I am very pleased that the new iPad Air charges so much more quickly!
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    doh!
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same problem. I bought already 2 extra charges. :mad:
     
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    Newtons Apple

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    If not calibrated 99% might be as high as it will go so it could have reached the 99% in only a hour or so.
     
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    sanke1

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    Newer iPad Air 2 are coming with 10W chargers again. :(
     
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    adamhenry

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    My IPA2 came w/10W charger and a full charge takes a few hrs.
     

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