New iPad battery drains while plugged in.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Logics, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Logics macrumors newbie

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  2. preisslers macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Yes, went from 60 to 59 back up to 60 in an hour. Connected via USB.
     
  3. Bradllez macrumors 6502

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    When charging via USB to computer source, your iPad is using more energy (if in use) than it is charging.

    Plug it into the dang wall!

    /bradllez
     
  4. Archer1440 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I had this happen in the first hour of use (and cloud sync) with screen on continuously and plugged into the wall charger, but about two hours later it behaved normally.

    I feel this is related to either battery meter calibration or new battery break-in- or perhaps an insane processor use rate during the initial couple hours of use (playing with it while it was restoring from the cloud).

    It did get a bit warm (not hot) at that time as well.
     
  5. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Happens if I plug the iPad into the computer doesn't happen if I charge in the Wall though.
     
  6. gigaguy, Mar 16, 2012
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    gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    like bradllez said ---If you have the screen on, a usb connection will not charge it faster than the screen is using up juice, use the wall if it concerns you, or don't look. ipad was never designed for optimal charging via usb. it will charge slowly over usb but you have to turn the screen light off.
     

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