iPad showing fully charged @ 91%, so is this normal?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lentini, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. lentini macrumors regular

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    My iPad 1 is showing it's fully charged at 91% and then slowly creeps up to 100%. I've read conflicting post saying it's both normal and it's a fault.

    So is it normal behaviour?
     
  2. stefc93 macrumors regular

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    Of course it's not normal. I don't have an iPad (yet) but I can surely tell you that 91% isn't fully charged. You either have a software issue (reboot/restore) or a lemon (return to place of purchase).
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    try calibrating your battery.

    1. drain your battery to the point that your iPad turns off automatically (0%) then
    2. let your iPad charge without using it.
     
  4. lentini thread starter macrumors regular

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    Already done that, also did a clean restore...still the same.
     
  5. Built macrumors 68020

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    Return to place of purchase and exchange. Definitely NOT normal.
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    When you did the clean install, did you restore your iPad from a Back-up or did you set it up as a new device?
     
  7. lentini thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, set up as a new device
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    I would return it also but the good news is it's VERY likely the complex monotering circuits that is defective and not the battery.
     
  9. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Does it say "Fully Charged" or does it just say 91% with a picture of a full battery?
     
  10. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    I would suggest returning it since it is not normal. If it didn't change after calibrating it most likely is faulty battery. Just take it to apple genius bar and they should take care of you they should have some stock for replacements.
     
  11. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Yep, you're right. 91% is not a full recharge in anyone's book.
     
  12. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    I've had this problem with every iPhone, Touch, and iPad that i've ever owned.
     
  13. lentini thread starter macrumors regular

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    The battery indicator changes from the 'charging' icon to the 'running off mains power' icon when it hits 91%. It eventually gets to 100% after another half hour charging.

    Yeah, I've already booked my appointment for tomorrow.
     

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