iPad After an old iPad's battery dies, can you still use it plugged-in to a charger?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by booyahbooyah, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. booyahbooyah macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    After an old iPad's battery dies, can you still use it plugged-in to a charger?
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    If the battery has expired then no technically you can't. iOS won't boot unless a certain charge level is detected.
  3. Sylon macrumors 68020


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
    You can, but you gotta give it a few minutes to build up a little bit of a charge before it'll turn back on again. It doesn't take long though.
  4. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    There are old iPad's which no longer hold a charge long enough. But have there been any reports of iPad batteries that have completely given up the ghost? Unable to function for even a second without being plugged in??
  5. oVerboost macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Any iPad that struggles to even hold charge probably won't be worth using anyway as it'll no doubt have other issues too. Or just get the battery looked at or replaced by Apple.
  6. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2011
    I have an iPad 2 that for 95% of the time sits in my kitchen attached to a charger acting as a TV. That will likely increase to 100% over time as my kids move on to newer devices for their needs. As a TV it works perfectly, so I can definitely see how an iPad has a great deal of value even if it is as immobile as a desktop PC.
  7. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    Don't keep it plugged into the charger all the time. That can be bad for the battery and shorten its lifespan.

    My ipad 1 was bought on day 1 and was heavily used daily (until today) and still holds many hours of charge. I only plug into the charger when I need to recharge the battery.
  8. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2013
    Apple Store, USA
    Of course, the ipad will just continue to charge it's diminished battery while you use it blogged in even though it won't hold a charge...like my 7 year old dell Inspiron that has no battery capacity any more so it is always plugged in

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