iPad Pro Can the iPad "Pro" not be used and charge at the same time?

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  1. bnmcj1 macrumors 6502

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    It seems like every iPad "Pro" I have seen is discharged despite being plugged in. In stores I can see the power icon, but battery is dead or at 2 percent.

    Can this so called pro device not be used professionally or for normal home use? That means used when needed.
     
  2. Marshall73, Nov 27, 2015
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    Charges fine unless the brightness is at max, I was streaming movies and TV over wireless AC from the iTunes library on my Mac mini last night and when I was finished it was fully charged.

    UPDATE: I had been plugging in the iPad Pro next to my desk using my existing iPad charger, turns out it was the 10w one. Swapped it out for the supplied 12w unit and it charges regardless of brightness. I leave it on auto brightness and have no issues using it with it charging away normally.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Yep as above brightness plays a big part. If your gaming too it'll drain at a slower rate
     
  4. bnmcj1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So all in all unacceptable and not fit for purpose.

    Thanks. Just needed to know.
     
  5. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    For me brightness plays a huge part. Especially when watching videos. If I have the brightness at lower levels while watching a video, it will charge fine.
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Given the fact that laptops excibit the same behaviour it's becoming more of a norm.
     
  7. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Honestly I haven't noticed any issue with charging and using it at the same time. I am using the supplied 12W charger.
     
  8. bnmcj1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So the brightness must not have been full, or you did not do intensive enough tasks. Sitting in a store is not even intensive. People are just opening a few apps and close them, but they are discharged.

    Glad I did not buy one. Now I am sure I won't. Also the full charge/restart error....
     
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Your call, but like I said I've never had a problem. And who knows what the floor models in the store are subject to. Or in to what they're plugged.

    And I've not experienced the full charge/restart bug a single time. I use mine daily and plug in nightly.
     
  10. bnmcj1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm. The store models are probably on full brightness because of the light in stores. Maybe it will never be a problem at home. But what about work places/offices? The little lighting there is very similar to stores.

    Hard to tell if it is a real problem I guess.
     
  11. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    The iPad pro sure can be used and charge at the same time. I do it all the time. Keep the brightness around 50% and internet surf away while you charge.
     
  12. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    The OP obviously does not want or care for the Pro and needed a reason to justify the decision. No need in trying to convince otherwise. thread should be closed.
     
  13. bnmcj1, Nov 27, 2015
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    Needed a reason? Lol. It is pretty important to know if a device can last/charge. Clearly it can't (at least at an acceptable speed) with full brightness as I need. Then no sale.

    "Go get him mod's. He sheds bad light on a relevant topic. We must hide the flaws."
     
  14. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    No device - laptop or tablet or phone, is going to last the advertised time with the screen at full brightness for the entire duration.
     
  15. bnmcj1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope, but most of them will charge pretty quickly while in use. And charge while in use. That is the purpose. You need to tank up when you are near an outlet. That seems slow/impossible in bright environments where brightness goes all up. I won't accept 50 percent brightness. Case closed.
     
  16. draughn101 macrumors regular

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    Yep. I think anything with pro "in quotes" on the thread title should be closed.
     
  17. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    I have an iPad Pro and I'm not exhibiting any of these issues. I frequently and using the device while charging it and it charges just fine. Yes or charges slower than my other iOS devices but that's the case regardless if I'm using it while charging it or not.
     
  18. Marshall73, Nov 27, 2015
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    Then don't buy it. It's battery powered and gives 10 hours of life on a charge, it charges fine during usage unless you ramp the backlight to max which is ridiculously bright anyway and will probably hurt to use for extended periods at that brightness. You kinda sound like you don't really want one, can't afford one and are looking for justification to not buy one, so here it is, don't buy one.

    Edit: having looked at your previous posts it is easy to see that you have zero interest in buying an iPad pro. You berate every aspect of it from the OS to the keyboard, infact it sounds like you hate it too much, which probably stems from a deep desire to own one but it is probably out with your means. Bummer.
     
  19. veryangrybirds macrumors member

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    I always have my brightness at 100% and I have never had a problem losing charge while using it and charging it. Only time I noticed it went down was when I used the 10w charger I had at work so I just bought another 12w adapter and did not have any problems after that.
     
  20. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    I have brightness at 70-75% or more, I usually have music playing in the background while using Procreat or Adobe Sketch, it's usually plugged in and charges fine.


    K.
     
  21. draughn101 macrumors regular

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    I had my brightness cranked this afternoon while watching The Walking Dead as I cooked. Charged fine. This isn't really an issue.
     
  22. VesselA macrumors regular

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    I think they max the brightness out in the stores because they have powerful lighting - in practical use at home and with indoor lighting the highest I usually have brightness is 50%.

    The only time I would use full brightness is outside, but then there is no chance of charging - actually you could from an external battery. I may test this when the one I ordered arrives - test charging it outside at full brightness with an external battery pack
     
  23. veryangrybirds macrumors member

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    i agree. it is only an issue if you use a power adapter less than 12w.
     
  24. davideotape macrumors 6502

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    i didnt try adjusting the brightness but to be fair to the OP i noticed it drops battery life while plugged in and at the very least its "not a good look" for a name brand device. when its plugged in it shouldnt still drain no matter whats happening on it
     
  25. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    I keep the brightness at 100% (needed for drawing) and I get about 8-ish hours. I never have issues using it and charging it (mostly in Sketchbook Pro with the Pencil, watching videos, and working in Office with a Bluetooth keyboard). The ONLY charging "issue" I notice is when plugging into my work PC to transfer files.
     

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