Charging : Is it necessary to take the iPad out of a carrying case?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jwblue17, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. jwblue17 macrumors newbie

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    I know the users manual says to do this but is it overly cautious?

    It is kind of a hassle to remove it from the case.

    The case is a faux leather.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I charge my iPad mini in the case quite frequently, without issue.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I always charge my iPad while in the Otterbox case. Unless shown a good reason not to, I will continue to do so.
     
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    Honestly, it depends on how you're charging it. If you're just connecting the iPad to a Thunderbolt or 30-pin cable, then you can leave it in the case without any issues. But some charging cradles will not work with a case on the device, in those cases you would need to remove the case in order to charge the iPad. I have a cradle like that, I have an iPhone case that will work with the cradle, but my iPad case (the Apple smart case) will not.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What charging cradles are made for the iPad? I know of charging cradles for the iPhone and various iPad docks that have other connectivity support, but I haven't seen an iPad charging cradle.
     
  9. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using a Belkin cradle that was designed for the iPhone 5/5s, but works just fine with my iPhone 6+ and iPad. My parents have a iPhone/iPad combination charging cradle/dock that they use for their devices, and neither mine nor theirs can charge an iPad in the case.
     
  10. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Belkin has one.

    Certified cases are fine. They even state that they should be designed to work with the cable and docks. They can't guarantee that you'll always be using a certified case though, and they probably don't want to be liable for it.
     

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