iPad iOS 11.2.6 breaks charging on iPad Pro 10.5 with Apple 29W charger

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  1. jpiszcz, Feb 24, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2018

    jpiszcz macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2010
    Recently I noticed my iPad Pro 10.5 was no longer charging as fast as usual after I upgraded from iOS 11.2.5 to 11.2.6. Even after charging overnight, it would only have an 80-86% charge, initially I thought maybe I did not plug it in correctly, but after 3-4 nights in a row and it not reaching 100% I began to investigate.

    I tried different wall adapters (I have two Apple 29W USB-C chargers, each has its own cable), nothing changed. I downgraded back to iOS 11.2.5 and I was back up to 100% in minutes using the Apple 29W charger.

    I realize the Indian character bug affects 11.2.5, but 11.2.6 appears to have issues with charging, proof is in the attached image.

    Can anyone else on this forums replicate this bug? Likely nobody has noticed this yet? I have not fully tested using the old Apple 10-12 watt adapters, those may still work, this is specifically using the Apple 29W USB-C adapter.

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  2. sparksd macrumors 68020

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    I have the Anker 30W USB-C fast charger with Apple cable and don't see this with my 10.5 on 11.2.6. Charges to 100% just fine.
  3. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    I use the Apple 61 W charger for my 10.5 inch iPad Pro. Admittedly I’ve only charged it once since the update but that was overnight. It’s still fast charging my iPhone X though. I will check if it still works tonight.
  4. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
  5. jpiszcz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2010
  6. defn macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2015
    Same issue here on both my iPad Pro (2015 12.9”) and (2017 10.5”) devices. Issue is still present on iOS 11.3 Beta as of today.

    Using a 12W charger yields the same results. Can’t go beyond 90+%.
  7. jpiszcz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2010
    iPad Charging Management

    • Maintains battery status when the iPad is plugged in for extended periods of time, such as when used in a kiosk or point-of-sale system, or stored in a charging cart.

    My iPad is now finally at 100% using the 29 watt charger with iOS 11.3, prior to 11.3, the battery was always between 70-90% after charging for 8+ hours.

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  8. defn macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2015
    I thought it was fixed too when it was first upgraded, but it became rubbishly unreliable again today. Stuck at 94% for hours and then started draining the battery!
  9. weeesss macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2017
    Mine was at about 25% when I put it on the Apple 29w and left it while I was working. Went to check and it is fully charged. Don't know if it is any slower but goes to 100%.
  10. BlueBook, Apr 3, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2018

    BlueBook macrumors newbie


    Jun 22, 2017
    I just noticed this with my iPad Pro 10.5 after updating to iOS 11.3. Battery charge seems “stuck” at 96% after several hours plugged in with standard Apple charger and lightning cable. Everything else seems to be working fine, but that last few percent of missing charge bugs me.

    Update: after charging again seeming stuck at 96% I restarted the iPad and it came back on with 98%. So maybe that’s all it needed? We’ll see.

    Update 2: yup! That did it. 100%. I should’ve remembered the IT Crowd motto - “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”

  11. jpiszcz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2010
    After further use I still question how well it charges with the 29W charger. Initially I hit 100% but over time it hovered around 90-94%. With the 12W charger, no issues goes to 100% after several hours of charging.

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