New Ipad Battery Issues

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Simurgh87, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Simurgh87 macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2012
    So I am in UK (I don't know if that makes difference) but I have a few issues with battery on my new Ipad.

    When I connect Ipad with the USB charger which comes with the box it first indicate that Ipad is charging and after about 10-15min the indication (on battery symbol) is lost and charging is generally much slower (approximately 7-8% per hour).

    Are anybody experiencing the similar issues ?

  2. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Slower charging

    There are reports of slower charging. It's normal. Relax.
  3. Simurgh87 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Actually I found out that after the indication is gone now it doesn't charge it at all.
    It was on charge for 5 hours - no charge at all. It must be due to faulty charger as my iLuv system does charge it just fine.
  4. bajaracing macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    I'd take it back for a checkup. Should work. I know some 3rd party chargers aren't working, but your using the one that came in the box.
  5. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2005
    The battery in the new iPad is 70% larger than the iPad 2; so it's not a slower current flow, just needs more juice to charge it (i.e. 1% of the new battery is 1.7% of the old battery). Does take a lot longer to charge though!
  6. Red Fuji macrumors member

    Red Fuji

    Mar 13, 2012
    USA-Pacifc Standard Time
    USB charge issue

    Read the Consumer Reports mention on the front page of MacRumors posted by Jordan Golson Tuesday March 20, 2012 12:39 pm PDT.

    here is the article quote:

    "Potentially more interesting is Consumer Reports' note that their new iPad didn't charge at all when the game was running. In fact, the battery continued to drain slightly under the extremely heavy CPU and GPU load from Infinity Blade II.

    It's seems that under extremely heavy processor usage, the iPad is unable to draw sufficient power from its USB connection to both power the device and charge the battery simultaneously."
  7. mrmcbee macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2009
    Some observations

    I noticed all of this today while using my iPad 3 over a WiFi (G) network while plugged in to an Apple AC adapter. I never had a single issue like this on my first generation iPad (did not own an iPad 2).

    Streamed 30 minutes of video over HBOGo. My battery decreased 3%.

    Streamed 90 minutes of audio through Tunein and occasional tweeting using echofon. My battery decreased 1%

    This thing guzzles power, I hope it can be resolved with a firmware update. No hardware should lose battery while plugged in, performing basic functionality.

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