iPad mini Ipad mini 4 with Macbookpro charger

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SaxyIpad, May 16, 2019.

  1. SaxyIpad macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2019
    I read that the Ipad Air 2019 can be charged from 0 to 80 % in 75 minutes with a macbookpro charger according to techradar.

    What charger I need for my ipadmini 4 to be able to charge the same amount in the same time ?
  2. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    The same charger will work. I initially bought that MBP (was actually the rMB) charger to charge my 12.9 iPad Pro... but I do use it on occasion to charge my other lightning equipped iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch. There is talk that using it regularly can shorten the life of the battery. I don't know if that is true (my 12.9 Pro is still going strong 3 years later) but I only use that charger with my other devices when I have an emergency need to charge quickly.
  3. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2018
    A MacBook Pro charger will in fact work with your iPad Mini 4.
  4. ssledoux macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2006
    Down south
    How does this work with the 2018 iPad? I noticed last night that it takes a particularly long time to charge that iPad. I plugged my grandson's iPad in with 20% battery, and a full 6 hours later it was at 88%. That's with the charger it came with. I feel like that is a LONG time.
  5. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    It works fine but I haven't kept a close eye on how quickly it charges because I rarely use it. I DO know that with my 12.9 Pro, it charged in 1/4 the time that it did with the included charger.
  6. SaxyIpad thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2019
    I bought the macbookpro charger of 87 watts , I see not difference in charging speed , 30% in 1 hour while using the mini , same as with the charger of 15 watts .....
  7. MJedi, May 23, 2019
    Last edited: May 23, 2019

    MJedi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 16, 2010
    Make sure you are using the Apple USB-C to Lightning cable to use fast-charging.

    EDIT: I think the iPad mini 4 does not support fast-charging.

    From https://www.idownloadblog.com/2018/08/29/iphone-fast-charge-chime/
  8. SaxyIpad thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2019
    I bought the USB C cable new ...probably it is like you say not supported...

    Ipad Air 2019 supports also fast charging according to techradar

    Cant post link to techradar...
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I do not think the new Mini supports fast charging.
  10. Wokis macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2012
    Stockholm, Sweden
    It does. But the mini 4 doesn’t.

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