iPad 3 can't connect through USB 3.0

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Carlosgomes, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. Carlosgomes macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2013

    I've been having this issue for a long time and I thought it was due to a malfunctioning cable, but I tried with several new ones and the issue persisted.

    What's the issue? If I plug my iPad 3 to my laptop (MBA), the connection between them keeps going on and off intermittently. Something like syncing with iTunes isn't possible at all.
    I think that the problem is somewhat related to USB 3.0 because if I tried to connect to another laptop through a 2.0 USB input, everything goes smooth.

    Cleaned up the iPad connector? Checked.
    Did I wipe the iPad down and install iOS again? Checked

    Did this happen to someone else?
    Any clues about what could be wrong?
  2. SomeRandomAnt macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2014
    Sugar Land, TX
    An iPad 3 can't output enough power to feed a USB 3.0 connection.
  3. Carlosgomes thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2013
    So people can't sync the iPad 3 on a Macbook Air? Both USB ports are 3.0, I believe.

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