iPad iPad Air charges very slowly

Discussion in 'iPad' started by petsounds, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. petsounds macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    It's been over an hour and my iPad Air has charged only 14% via an outlet. This is a far slower charge time than my iPad 3. Has anyone noticed the same?
  2. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    Are you using the charger that came with the iPad or your phone charger?
  3. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Also try a different outlet and connect the charger directly to the wall not an extension.
  4. petsounds thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    It's an older (but official) charger. Shouldn't be any difference, but for curiosity's sake I've plugged it into the one that came with the Air. This is the same outlet I always use.
  5. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    The latest chargers are 12W, older chargers are 10W or less.
  6. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    Yeah, use the charger that it came with, my air charges from 0 to 100% in a little over 3 1/2 hours. Very happy with it.
  7. petsounds thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    Okay, I stand corrected! It's already charging much faster. Thanks for the heads-up, I didn't know they had changed the wall charger power output. I assume that these 12W chargers should not be used with older devices?
  8. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    They can used with older devices. You can check apples website to be sure.
  9. bbeagle macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2010
    Buffalo, NY
    All the chargers are interchangeable.

    A 12W charger will not hurt a device that needs a 10W charger - it won't charge any faster, it will just use 10W.
  10. jateelover macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2012
    Ya mine definitely charges way faster than my ipad 3
  11. Mslittlebookowl macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2013
    I think mine charged very slowly the first time I charged it, but its way faster the second time, is that normal? hmm
  12. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    Mine always charged slowly with the stock ipad air charger and cable.

    Something around 5-6 hours for a full charge.

    When I charged it overnight plugged into my Mbp USB port, it only reached 93% after a good 7-8 hours.
  13. slffl macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Last night I plugged in my Air at 11pm and it had 24% left. At 7am it was at 99%. Pretty slow charge. I'm using the adapter and cable that came with it.
  14. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    It reached fully charged in the proper time. The charger must cut off after the batt has reached a full charge (they are like a balloon and you can keep filling them until they explode). It can lose a little bit of charge before it starts charging again. Also monitoring the amount of charge is very complicated (just like what is the "exact" level a balloon is full) so 99% can be a full charge.
  15. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    Like the above poster said you battery charged way before when you looked at it. It is only reporting 99%. Reboot and you will see 100%.

    My Air charges every bit as fast as my 3 and 4 units.
  16. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    One reason I was keen to get an iPad Air was for quicker charging time. My iPad 3 was soooo slow! The new iPad Air charges in about 3 hours and 15 minutes -- big difference! When the 12W power adapters first became available from Apple last year I immediately snapped one up hoping that it would speed up my iPad 3, and while it helped some, it still took that device over 4 hours. I am very pleased that the new iPad Air charges so much more quickly!
  17. midwestfisherma macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2012
    S.E. Mich
  18. itaita macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2015
    I am having the same problem. I bought already 2 extra charges. :mad:
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If not calibrated 99% might be as high as it will go so it could have reached the 99% in only a hour or so.
  20. sanke1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2010
    Newer iPad Air 2 are coming with 10W chargers again. :(
  21. adamhenry macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    My IPA2 came w/10W charger and a full charge takes a few hrs.

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