iPad mini charging problems

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MacVixen, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. MacVixen macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2009
    Santa Cruz, CA
    My iPad mini is having charging problems and I don't know if it's the cables, power adapter, iOS 7 or the device itself.

    Because I have a mini, iPad 4 and a 5s, I have 3 USB cords with the lightening connector. I also have 5, 10 and 12 watt power adapters all of which are supposedly compatible with the mini.

    As I type this post the iPad is plugged into a 10 watt power adapter and my power level is just going down, down, down (19% to 12% in about 1/2 hour). The little lightening sign is next to the battery indicator so supposedly it is charging. Yet, if I just leave the mini in sleep mode it seems to charge, albeit somewhat slowly.

    Using the 5watt adapter, charging is hit and miss. Sometimes it works; sometimes it says "accessory not supported". These are all Apple provided chargers and cables so I don't know what's going on.

    I do swap my cables around quite a bit which is why I'm having problems pinning down what device is the problem. I also can't be completely certain but it seems to me I started having these problems when I upgraded to iOS 7.

    Anyone else having these type of issues?

    P.s. Down to 9% now...
  2. eramar89 macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2013

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