Stops charging before 100%. Anyone else?

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  1. wackymacky macrumors 68000

    wackymacky

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    Anyone else had this issue with their Ipad charging?

    Plugging it in to the wall (and yes I'm using the 10A charger), and the iPad charges to about 60%, then stops charging. (the little charging icon changes to the standard battery icon.)

    If I unplug it and plug it in again then it starts charging again and will charge to 100%.

    Happens both if powered up or in standby

    (sad really becasue otherwise is great device)
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    That's never happened to me. It's very curious. I'd say take it to Apple.
     
  3. wackymacky thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My only real concern on sending it it is that they will replace it with a "refurb" and when mine is only a week old, I don't want a second hand replacement.

    The lowest charge I've gone down to is 30%, so perhaps I should let it go completely flat then try charging.
     
  4. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I dot know of there are any iPad refurbs yet.
     
  5. jonnyb macrumors 65816

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    This happens on both the iPads in my house but it usually appears to stop at around 96% or 97%. It hasn't actually stopped though, and if I leave it it eventually does charge all the way up to 100%.

    It's not a big deal for me but it did worry me at first. I've seen others with a similar problem on the Apple support discussions too. i don't think it's anything to worry about.
     
  6. abriwin macrumors member

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    charging -not charging???

    I noticed something similar. I have had mine for less than a week and when plugged into the Mac via the usb cable I get the message 'not charging' when it's about 80% charged. However if I plug it in to the power adapter it will charge, I wonder what's going on here. I spent ages looking for a power adapter before realising that the iPad comes with one as I intend travelling with mine without a Mac, so it really isn't a problem. I also think that £30 for the travel adapters for the charger is a bit stiff.

    I guess it might be something to do with power saving software in the OS that stops charging when the iPad is nearing full but I admit it can be a bit of a concern.
     

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