Can an iPhone charger keep a iPad from running down?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by class77, May 31, 2012.

  1. class77 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2010
    I know I can't charge the iPad with the iPhone charger, but will the iPhone charger keep the iPad from depleting it's charge?
  2. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    Yes, you can charge the ipad with the iphone charger. I do it all the time.
  3. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    The iPad 3rd generation will still lose charge during use while charging simultaneously.
  4. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    The iPad can consume more battery power than an iPhone changer can restore.
  5. PracticalMac macrumors 68030


    Jan 22, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Turn off iPad (both buttons 5 seconds), then will charge, but take a long time.
  6. jogales macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2008
    That's a hard restart, it doesn't turn off the iPad.

    If you have the brightness set way up or you're playing a 3d game, the battery on the 3rd gen iPad will still slowly discharge. It's better than nothing though.
  7. PracticalMac macrumors 68030


    Jan 22, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Hard restart is 10 seconds.

    3~5 seconds get "slide to power off"
  8. RobesNo1 macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2009
    lol no. Hold Power button alone 3-5 seconds get slide to power off. Do you actually own an iPad? :) or an iPhone for that matter.
  9. gr8whtd0pe macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2008
    Belle, WV
    He is right.

    Also my ipad3 was hooked up all day Monday streaming music with the screen on and a iPhone charger. Never lost any charge.
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    It depends on what the iPad is doing. Some activities (playing a game, displaying a movie) will take more power than others (sleeping, streaming audio with the screen off).
  11. PracticalMac macrumors 68030


    Jan 22, 2009
    Houston, TX
    LOL, your right. Don't need to hold both. Learned something. (don't know how I learned you to use both).

    Least you DO get shutdown message holding both, BEFORE it does a hard reset, so it will also work.
  12. ecib macrumors regular


    Jan 4, 2011
    You can charge the newest iPad with the iPhone's charger, but it will be much slower. And while this will obviously keep it from depleting its charge, if you use the iPad while you do this it will still continue to run down.

    So, yes, the iPhone charger will keep the charge from depleting and recharge it very slowly, unless it is in use, where it will merely slow the rate of charge loss.
  13. Husky1992 macrumors regular


    Aug 26, 2011
    It depends on the use as well. My iPad does not drain if connected to the iPod charger(the 29€ optional) as long as I'm surfing the web, I think if I'd played a game or a video it will continue to drain
  14. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    I haven't had any problems with my iPad charging while using it, but I imagine it depends on what you are doing at the time.
  15. mcsenerd macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2005
    Irving, TX
    For that matter...I can get the 3rd Gen iPad going so hard that it drains a bit even with the iPad charger. I'd say using an iPhone charger with the new iPad would be quite the losing proposition.
  16. Abarth1200 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    THE worst thing you can do to these battery packs is have them plugged in and have them in use at the same time, discharging and charging at the same time equals double the heat which is a big problem for the battery pack, depending on use, a quick browse through emails and maybe a website is OK, i certainly wouldnt go playing a game of Texas Poker or Infinity Blade.

    Charge up, unplug and use, if your desperate plug it in and leave it for 10 mins, you will get a fair chunk of charge restored in this time
  17. Dkorda macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012

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