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hayleywow

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Aug 12, 2012
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Hi Guys

Sorry if this has already been asked..

I have an iPad 3 I upgraded from iPad 2, anyway my iPad 3 seems to use battery very quick...

Also I put my iPad 3 on charge last night it was on 5% and when I woke this morning it had only charged to 62% it was charging all night..

Is this right, or is there something wrong with my iPad??

Any advise greatfully received :)

Hay
 

LadyX

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I suggest turning off the iPad when you charge it as it charges faster when it's off.
 
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LadyX

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Thanks...

A friend of mine recommended Battery Doctor... Is this any good?

To be frank, I don't use apps that maximizes battery performance and I don't know of any. But I just checked out the app and it has a lot of positive reviews.
 
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barkomatic

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Hi Guys

Sorry if this has already been asked..

I have an iPad 3 I upgraded from iPad 2, anyway my iPad 3 seems to use battery very quick...

Also I put my iPad 3 on charge last night it was on 5% and when I woke this morning it had only charged to 62% it was charging all night..

Is this right, or is there something wrong with my iPad??

Any advise greatfully received :)

Hay

Are you sure you used the charger that came with your iPad and not an iPhone charger? The latter will charge the iPad slowly.

If not, I'd restore it and try again. If that doesn't work then I'd contact Apple. Your iPad should definitely charge to 100% if you had it plugged in all night.
 
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hayleywow

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Aug 12, 2012
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Are you sure you used the charger that came with your iPad and not an iPhone charger? The latter will charge the iPad slowly.

If not, I'd restore it and try again. If that doesn't work then I'd contact Apple. Your iPad should definitely charge to 100% if you had it plugged in all night.

I didn't realise there was a difference in the cables, they look exactly the same...

Trouble is now I don't know which is which...
 
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AeroSatan

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Nov 12, 2011
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There's no difference in the cables

I didn't realise there was a difference in the cables, they look exactly the same...

Trouble is now I don't know which is which...

But there is a difference in the power brick that comes with an iPad that doesn't come with an iPhone.
 
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firestarter

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Dec 31, 2002
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But there is a difference in the power brick that comes with an iPad that doesn't come with an iPhone.

This.

The iPad brick is 2 amps, compared to the iPhone which is only 1. The brick signals to the iPad how much power it can deliver - so the iPad can charge at twice the speed on the more powerful charger.
 
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