iPad Not Charging?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Geffen, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Geffen macrumors 6502

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    I recently purchased a first generation iPad and i've went through iTunes and registered it, I notice that it doesn't charge like my iphone 4 through the USB port? Does it only charge through the wall charger?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The iPad requires much more power to charge. Some USB ports can provide enough power for the iPad, but some cannot. Even if the iPad says "Not Charging", it does charge. But at a very slow rate.
     
  3. greenrider macrumors newbie

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    Check the make of your motherboard. I have a Gigabyte motherboard and was able to download a utility that increased the power to my USB 3.0 ports and let me charge the iPad.

    I think Asus motherboards have a similar utility.
     
  4. capriseyhaze macrumors regular

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    On my 2009 MacBook pro my iPad 2 charges using the USB ports. So if you have a MBP you might want to get that checked out
     
  5. PCClone macrumors 6502a

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    Based on my iTunes bills, mine is charging me just fine.


    On my iMac, it says not charging and hit 25% overnight. Thought maybe that was only due to the facet that my desktop goes to sleep at night.
     
  6. elan123 macrumors 6502

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    Good call, thanks!
     
  7. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    many computers do not supply power to usb when sleeping.
    on usb ports that only supply 500ma, the ipad can charge, but very slowly. it will only charge when the screen is not drawing power, so every time you wake it to check, it will say not charging.

    some computers can supply 1000ma or more over usb.

    the ipad ideally needs 2100ma.
     
  8. Kupp macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I noticed this as well, so wall charger I is.
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    With wall charger and modern Mac = charges quickly.
    iPhone 4 charger = charges overnight.
     
  10. Mrawr macrumors member

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    Helpful bits directly from Apple's support site...

    "Note: Some USB 2.0 ports and accessories do not provide enough power to charge iPad. When this occurs the message "Not Charging" appears in the status bar next to the battery icon."



    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4060
     

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