iPad Ipad air says "not charging"when at 100%

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bhigh8, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. bhigh8 macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    Is it supposed to be like this? Sometimes when it is fully charged it says not charging and other times it says 100%. What is it supposed to say when it is completely full. I left mine at 100% overnight accidently and expected it to say not charging but instead it was at 100%. I don't know what is supposed to be the outcome.

    Anyone else see this.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    When your iPad is fully charged, it stops charging. That's normal. There's no problem with leaving it plugged in overnight. You don't have to unplug it as soon as it's fully charged.
  3. bhigh8 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    Cool thanks for letting me know. Is there a reason some times it says not charging and sometimes 100%?
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I haven't seen that on iOS 6, so I'm guessing it may be a new behavior in iOS 7. It certainly isn't cause for any concern.
  5. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    It's not a behavior I see on 3 different iPads and a couple of iPhones. What are you using to charge the iPad? That message is what you will typically see if the charger can't provide enough power to the iPad.
  6. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That message is because the USB cable is not providing enough power to charge the iPad. Do you have it plugged in to a USB port on a computer? Try using the iPad charger and that message should go away.

    From page 35 of the iPad manual here.

  7. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2011
    That's my experience also, BUT I think there may still be appreciable charging* going on. So, you'll see "no charging" when it's charging slowly, then 100% when it stops charging due to being at full capacity.

    *On an iPad mini, which comes with a 1A charger, a USB port that charges at 0.5A will say "no charging" when it's still charging at 50% of the max rate. Compared to a 2A charger, you'll get 25% of the rate with a USB port -- still very possible to hit 100% overnight.
  8. bhigh8 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    It has to be the USB extension cord. I have used it with the ipad charging block and lightning cable. Odd that the behavior changes though. So don't use the USB ? It's convenient due to being able to charge while using it.

    Just odd that the USB would sometimes say not charging and others 100% unless the outlet is doing something weird.

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