Battery 'stuck' at 100%?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FetalSage, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. FetalSage macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    I know the iPad's battery life is great, but I think mine might be reporting it incorrectly.

    I got a replacement yesterday for a dead pixel, the new one seems to always be 100%. I haven't used it a whole lot but it's been almost 24 hours. I do plan on using it for another few days without plugging it in and see what happens.

    Anyone else experience this?
  2. BigJohno macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2007
    San Francisco
    Interesting. I just had mine replaced today for the same reason. Now im noticing that its stuck at 100 percent too. I have been using it for about 20 min now and still 100 percent. I guess I will see if it goes down. I wonder if a restore might fix it.
  3. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Have you calibrated it? Just use it till it dies then charge it all the way up, see if that fixes it. Worth a shot.
  4. FetalSage thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    Hah, that's rather interesting. I'm going to play with it (games, books, movies) to see if anything happens. If not I'll probably try a restore. If that doesn't help, I'll just talk to an Apple Genius.

    Luckily it's not a huge issue right now.
  5. iLiveUdie macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2010
  6. jlluna macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2010
    Holly Michigan
    Hello, everyone, this my first post here. Great info here. I had the same problem yesterday. My iPad was stuck at 100%' would not go down, I streamed a movie on netflix for an hour with the same results, still stuck. I called apple and they told me to restore my iPad, but when the restore was done I had to set my iPad as a new iPad, do not restore from back up. It has been 12 hours since that restore and I fully charged it overnight and have been using for a while and now.I am at 90%' so it seems to have worked. I will keep an eye on it and report my result within the next 24 hours. Have a great day!
  7. pooryou macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2007
    Why not just keep using it until it dies, then recharge it all the way?
  8. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    This could be a whole new class of complaint: "my battery lasts too long". ;)
  9. normwood macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2008
    In a house...duh!
    This happens on my iPhone 3g on occasion. If I shut it down and restart then the battery meter "corrects" itself.

    Just my observation. Don't have a clue why it happens.

  10. WERA Cannoli macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2010
    I'll add another goofy issue to this thread. I was using my iPad wit the screen brightness set to maximum and after a short while the battery meter was at 78%. I turned the brightness down to half way and over the next few hours it went up to 84%. So after some use it gained power... according to the meter anyway.

    Oh well, should all be fixed with the next update. I'm assuming it will be out some time soon in the form of a 3.2.x update.
  11. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    ...and why are't the batteries user replaceable so I can install a smaller one?
  12. JimKirk macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2009
    Just turn it off and on again

    That will get it unstuck.

    Happened to me too.

    I think the battery meter is messed up.

    I get different percentages if I use ipad info also.
  13. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
  14. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Another goofy brightness-related issue:

    Reduce brightness to minimum and within a short time your wifi will disconnect (particularly when coming out of sleep)

    Only way to reconnect is to manually force it through "Settings-->wifi --> chose a network", OR, nudge the brightness up from its minimum setting! (found that solution over at discussions)
  15. Woolvett macrumors newbie


    Feb 8, 2017
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida

    20 minutes at 100% is not uncommon.
  17. simonmet macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2012
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    I get that on my iPhone. 30-50 minutes use before dropping even 1%.

    It could be because the battery accepts a slightly higher charge than its rated capacity, which is common when new.

    Therefore, the battery has to use that extra bit of charge plus a bit more before you see any drop in the percentage estimate.

    Just my guess.
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I would also say it is possible that it is just how the battery is reported by the circuitry in the device. All of my apple device stay at 100% for a while before they show less.
  19. subjonas, Feb 10, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2017

    subjonas macrumors 65816

    Feb 10, 2014
    How can you complain for having a forever battery you're so lucky!!

    edit- wth I just realized this thread is 7 years old.
  20. craig1024 macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2016
  21. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    I hadn't realized Apple was testing Wireless battery chargers that far back...
  22. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    I'm sure the people from 2010 are glad to hear these responses.

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