iPad 3 Battery Life / Charging

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  1. hayleywow macrumors regular

    hayleywow

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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
     
  2. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    I suggest turning off the iPad when you charge it as it charges faster when it's off.
     
  3. hayleywow thread starter macrumors regular

    hayleywow

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    Thanks...

    A friend of mine recommended Battery Doctor... Is this any good?
     
  4. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  5. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  6. hayleywow thread starter macrumors regular

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    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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  8. hayleywow thread starter macrumors regular

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    Around 8
     
  9. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    57% with 8 hours. So, it mean 7 % per hour. I think it is normal. I use it. It lasts long 5 mins per 1 %
     
  10. AeroSatan macrumors member

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    There's no difference in the cables

    But there is a difference in the power brick that comes with an iPad that doesn't come with an iPhone.
     
  11. firestarter macrumors 603

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    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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