iPad iPad 4 not charging

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  1. arsenalrule macrumors newbie

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    I'm having a problem the last few days with my ipad 4 charging. Every now and again I look at it and it says not charging. I'm not sure if I'm using an official lead or not but I'm using a 12w official plug. I've tried a another 12w plug and it's the same.
    Also can a cable mess up a ipad battery. I swear it got worse when I got a cable online.
    Should I restore the ipad, I have tried running down the battery, then charging it up again..
    I hope someone can help or offer advice thanks
    Adam
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Are you using apple branded products, or third party?
     
  3. John T macrumors 68020

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    The answer to your problem seems pretty obvious. It's your "questionable" lead! Get yourself a genuine Apple lead and your problems should be solved.
     
  4. hungx macrumors 6502

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    The OP says that the charger is the original Apple charger, while he's not sure about the cable.

    To the OP: I would try using an official cable first.
     
  5. arsenalrule thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I've found my wife's official cable for a iPhone is it ok to use it on my ipad.
     
  6. hungx, May 21, 2014
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    As long as it's a genuine Apple lightning cable, it should work with all lightning devices.
     
  7. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    And that it is apple certified!
     
  8. arsenalrule thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok the official charger charged it perfect. I tried 4 cAbles of another brand and only the official one worked. Thanks for resolving this.
     
  9. hungx macrumors 6502

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    Are the other cables Apple certified? If they're knockoffs or some obscure brand, that probably explains why they don't work.
     
  10. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    The OP already answered this.

     
  11. arsenalrule thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know if the cables are apple certified or not.
     
  12. hungx macrumors 6502

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    What brand is it? If it's Belkin, Griffin, etc. it should be Apple certified.

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    The OP did not. He only stated that he used third party cables and not Apple genuine/official cables. He does not know if the third party cables are Apple certified or not.
     
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  14. arsenalrule thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Too end this they were just cheap cables bought from some mobile shop. They charge my mobile fine but struggle with my ipad.

    Even using my apple charger, they are rubbish on ipad
     
  15. Badrottie Suspended

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    Always trust Apple products. Don't trust third party products they need your big money so they can get away with it. :apple:
     
  16. hungx macrumors 6502

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    Some people prefer third party products because they're usually more durable than Apple cables. I personally only use Apple cables, but I will only trust big third party accessory makers (Belkin, Griffin, etc.). If the cable is really cheap, it's usually very poor quality.
     
  17. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    Biggest issue I have with non-Apple products - even Apple-Certified - is the ends are not always the same size. Usually just enough bigger to not work with my case XD
     
  18. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Who needs to get away with what?
     

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