iPad Charging Time

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iboost79, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. iboost79 macrumors member

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    I recently picked up an iPad and i noticed that the charging time was much more longer than my MacBook Pro. It was at 30% when I plugged it into the wall, using the iPad charger and 4 hours later it's now at 66%.

    Is it normal to charge so slow? And yes, I'm using the iPad oem charger.
     
  2. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    No not normal to what I'm seeing with my charges. That seems extremely slow. Mine usually takes a few hours from 25-30% to get to get fully charged. Never 4 hours though, especially not just for 30% charge.
     
  3. iboost79 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I thought. I guess I need to make another trip to the Apple Store.
     
  4. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Also are you using the USB to dock connector that came with it? Some in the past have said that too makes a difference in both charging time and backup speed.
     
  5. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    I haven't charged mine in a couple of days and noticed it had dropped to 24% when I checked it this morning. I plugged it in for about an hour before I left for work and it was at 66% when I grabbed it, so clearly much faster than what you're getting.
     
  6. iboost79 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm using the iPad charger plugged into the wall. I even tried different sockets and still the same result.
     
  7. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    Just plugged mine in after responding the first time. It was 55% and under an hour later I'm at 75%. So probably not as fast as I was thinking, but still faster than your speeds. Hopefully you're able to get it fixed for free and hopefully it's just a charging cable issue and nothing wrong with the iPad itself. Good luck.
     
  8. m.hoover macrumors newbie

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    Ipad charge times

    Both my wife and I have iPads, charging times seem to vary on both for some reason, have an app that sends e-mail when charging is complete. The lower battery life is the faster my iPads seem to charge.
     
  9. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know how accurate your time scale is, but I wouldn't say that's abnormal. Mine takes a very long time to charge as well. One of my major complaints with the iPad I otherwise love so much. I wish it was more like my iPad, which goes from zero to 100% in less than an hour. I'd say the iPad takes about four times as long.
     
  10. Muscleflex macrumors 6502

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    I use my iPhone 3G charger for my iPad coz I want to continue slow charging my iPad rather than fast charging it.
     
  11. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    That couldn't be more pointless. Using the appropriate charger is hardly "fast charging" whatever you might mean by that (otherwise meaningless) term.
     
  12. jazziethomas macrumors member

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    Some are complaining about this one, I think you are right the USB and the real charger have difference in charging time.
     

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