iPad How long to charge iPad 4 from dead?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DotCom2, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    How long does it take to charge the new iPad 4 from dead to 100%
    I have the ipad 3 and I hate how long it takes.
    Thinking about getting the new 12 Watt power adapter just to increase the charging time even for a little bit.
    Any iPad 3 to iPad 4 owners that can tell the difference?
  2. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    for me i charge it before going to bed so i never notice it.
    but i do know that after ios 6 my ipad doesnt quite last as long.
    I now got the ipad 4 and it doesnt last nearly as long as my 5.1.1 ipad 3
  3. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    There's another thread on this.
    My test was 5 hours 15 minutes with the 12w charger (32 GB wifi iPad 4).
    Somebody else had reported 6 hours with an iPad 3 and 10w charger.
  4. usmaak macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2012
    iPad 3 here. I bought a 12 watt charger last week. My iPad charges up 16 percent per hour with the ten watt charger, and 19 percent per hour with the 12 watt charger. I never run my devices down to dead, so I am not sure how long it would take. There is a definite but small increase in charging when using the 12 watt charger.
  5. coldpower27 macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    So at that rate charge time should be just over 5 hours or so from 0 to 100%.
  6. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    I, on the other hand, like the fact the Ipad 3 took so long to charge. Some said 7 hours which means that you can just simply charge it when you go to sleep and wake up, it will be full.

    My Ipad 2 took only 3-4 hours so its hard to find the time span to charge it. In the morning i go to work and when i came back i put it on charge, i have nothing to play with then after finished, i took it out and no more time to play or i can't wake up in the morning.

    I HATED CHARGING OVERNIGHT. No matter what people said, i would prefer to unplug once it is full.
  7. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    So does that mean you keep constant watch on your iPad to make sure you unplug the moment it is showing charged? What do you think will happen if you leave it plugged in after it is charged?:rolleyes:
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Wouldn't the iPad stop charging once the tablet's battery was fully charged?

    I generally only charge my iPad when it needs it and not over night, mostly because I'll do it on my computer during the day.
  9. HarryWarden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2012
    There are battery apps that will play a sound when the battery has reached full charge.
  10. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    I didn't keep constant look on it to get full charge. I just try to make sure after 4-5 hours, it should be full and unplugged.

    I know it wouldn't damage the ipad if i left it overnight but its just my thing. I prefer to unplug it after full charge for awhile only.

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