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DaGrandMastah

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 19, 2011
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I'm having a weird issue with my iPad 10.5 Pro. I recently bought a new iMac and opted to pick up a USB C to lightning cable but suddenly it doesn't want to charge my iPad (it'll show that it's charging but it doesn't actually charge the battery). If I switch to a regular USB to lightning cable then it charges fine - the thing that's confusing me is that the USB C to lightning charges my iPhone perfectly fine and charged my iPad fine.

I recently had an issue updating my iOS (it game me a "attempting to recover data" error) but it recovered everything fine with no data loss. Could it possibly be due to a bad iOS install? Seems odd that it would affect battery when literally everything else is fine.

To summarize, my iPad shows that it's charging but won't actually charge using a USB C to lightning cable but charges perfectly fine with USB to Lightning. My iPhone 8+ charges fine via both. I don't understand why.
 

akash.nu

macrumors G4
May 26, 2016
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iPads draw more power from the usb sockets. Have you tried changing the ports?
 

kissfan

macrumors regular
Dec 7, 2011
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Florida
Your USB3 is probably a higher power port than the others. You need a 2.1A port to properly charge an iPad.
 

DaGrandMastah

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 19, 2011
674
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Your USB3 is probably a higher power port than the others. You need a 2.1A port to properly charge an iPad.

I figured that a USB C port would have more power than a USB 3 port though. I guess this is as good an explanation as any but seems odd to me.
 
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