iPad Air Battery Long Charging

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by orr971, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. orr971 macrumors member

    orr971

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    Hello there!
    I recently bought an iPad Air (Yesterday, WiFi, 32GB). It's a wonderful wonderful tablet. It also has a great battery that is surprisingly long lasting. But, I noticed that it takes a long time to charge it. I was on like 55-65% battery and I plugged the charger and measured about 1 hour and 10 minutes and it only got to 85%! Now maybe that's normal and if it is I'm okay with it cuz it does have a great battery, and maybe it comes with a "price" of long charging.

    But I wanted to ask anyways, is it normal?

    My brother bought the same iPad like me the same day and he also have this issue.
     
  2. Shawnxie920 macrumors newbie

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  3. orr971 thread starter macrumors member

    orr971

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    Thank you.
     
  4. stazi34 macrumors newbie

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    From experience, i noticed that if you use a cheap cable or charger, it doesnt charge as fast as the one that comes in the box or a similar quality charger, please use those!
     
  5. orr971 thread starter macrumors member

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    I use my original cable and AC plug. One time I used an original AC plug with a not original cable (I think it wasn't). It was maybe a little slower but it's a a little slow in the original too.
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I'd say it takes about 4-4:30 hours for iPad to charge from 0 to 100. So 1 hour to charge 20-25% sounds about normal.
     
  7. orr971 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I just thought it is not normal because it takes a lot less time to charge my iPhone 5.
     
  8. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, because the iPhone battery is much smaller..
     

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