Brand new iPad 3, battery won't charge above 87%

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mrl0902, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. mrl0902 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
    Any ideas here?

    Purchased an iPad 3 last night and had 83% when opened out of the box. I used it until the battery was fully drained and then popped it on the wall charger for 12+hours. Only made it up to 87%....anyone ever see this before??
  2. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Have you rebooted the iPad and tried again? Do that first. If it still won't charge all the way take it to an Apple store and exchange it.

    My two cents.
  3. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    Try to calibrate the battery i.e. et it drain out completely until it dies. Then charge it fully.
    Turning up the brightness to max and setting it to never go to sleep will help dream it quicker.
    If that fails take it to apple.
  4. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    This battery is rather interesting compared to previous iPads.

    First, it takes forever to charge. I read about this previously, so I was prepared for it.

    However, it uses so much power that when in use, connected to a power supply, it will not charge. In other words, I find myself using more power than the iPad can spare to charge itself.

    Anyone else seeing this?
  5. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    yes, its normal. charge speed and discharge speed are about desame.
  6. mrl0902 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
    Looks like you are correct. Put it on the charger at 2:30pm at 80% and at 4:21pm now it's at 89% so I guess this thing just takes an insanely long time to charge. Glad to know that there isn't a hardware issue. :)
  7. Backtothemac macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2002
    San Destin Florida
    Mine has been on the charger for two straight days. Won't go past 96%. Just restarted it and it is at 91%. Yay!
  8. Rjohnny macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2012
    Make sure you use the charger that came with the new iPad , I used my iPhone charger and got the same results you did
  9. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    Keep in mind that it's probably not going to charge via USB port either. Mine was at 89% or so when I got it. It didn't charge at all while plugged into my PC, but it charged fine last night when plugged into AC outlet, even while I was using it. I didn't pay attention to how fast or slow it charged compared to my iPad 1, however.
  10. Batavian macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
  11. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    This quite normal. You iPad 3 consumes as much as the output of your charger and you will make little progress while charging and using your device at the same time.

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