How to Fix iPad Charging Problem

There have been multiple reports from users who claim that their iPad is not being charged when they connect it to their computer’s or Laptop’s USB Port and Apple seems to be recommending using the AC Adapter supplied with the iPad package. Many consumers are looking to otp for the USB Version because that’s portable and they can charge the device with the battery backup of their laptops. Here is one of the problem listed below.
Apple iPad Battery 150x150 How to Fix iPad Charging Problem

The iPad charger is 2.1 amps and the iPhone and iPod charger(even though it looks the same) is only 1 amp. Am I correct to assume that the iPad cannot be charged via USB and must be charged with the included mains AC adapter? I’m on a Mac Pro but it’s probably that I’m using a USB hub (powered).

When I plugged my iPad into our iMac, it said “Not Charging”. Same when I plugged it into the 13″ MacBook Pro and the 17″ MacBook Pro. I called AppleCare and they told me that it must be charged via the AC adapter and cannot be charged on USB. She also said she was trained yesterday for 5 hrs.

Now the reason for why the iPad is not charging USB is that, the older computers have lower-powerUSB ports. Here is a explanation for the same.

Apple iPad Not Charging 300x153 How to Fix iPad Charging Problem

Apple offers you with two different ways to connect your iPad and get it charged :

  1. Connect iPad to a power outlet using the included cable and the 10W USB power adapter.
  2. Connect to a high-power USB 2.0 port using the included cable.

Apple iPad Power Adapter 150x150 How to Fix iPad Charging ProblemAn icon in the upper-right corner of the screen shows battery charging status and approximately how much charge is left in the battery. If you charge the battery while syncing or using iPad, it can take longer to charge. The fastest way to charge your iPad is with the included 10W USB Power Adapter. iPad will also charge, although more slowly, when attached to a computer with a high-power USB port (many recent Mac computers) or with an iPhone Power Adapter. When attached to a computer via a standard USB port (most PCs or older Mac computers) iPad will charge, but only when it’s in sleep mode. Make sure your computer is on while charging iPad via USB. If iPad is connected to a computer that’s turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, the iPad battery will continue to drain.

When charging iPad using a computer’s USB 2.0 port, make sure the computer is plugged in to power and not in standby, sleep, or hibernation mode. iPad does not charge when connected to an older accessory that only supports FireWire charging. When connected to these accessories, iPad will display the following alert.

Charging Not Supported How to Fix iPad Charging Problem

Voila, This should fix all your charging problems. Please comment if you like it!

Technorati Tags: ,,,,,,,,,,,,



share save 256 24 How to Fix iPad Charging Problem

Related posts:

  1. How to Reset a Problematic Apple iPad
  2. Cons of iPad : Some facts and reviews
  3. What are Apple iPad Specifications : A Review
  4. How to find Apple iPad Specification Details
  5. Take a Screenshot on iPad : No App Required
  6. Beware of iPad Malware in the form of iTunes Update
  7. iPad Cons Review: Cover Flow
  8. Test iPad Website Preview – iPad Peek

  • Андрей Воронич

    I have problem – IPad not charging in italy. But i find solution – read article using ipad in italy on – here i find answer about charging my iPad.

  • Chris

    IPad not charging

    My iPad sometimes
    charges fast, sometimes slow (10% increase in charge over night), and sometimes
    not at all.  In fact sometimes it seems
    as if plugging it in is actually draining the power from it.

    I am plugging it into
    the mains, not a PC, and I am using a proper apple charger. It always says it’s

    I have tried
    restarting it (sometimes that works but not always) and have exited all the
    apps that were running.

    Yesterday it was
    charging fine while playing music, but it then crashed out during playing a
    track, restarted itself, and then had the charging problem.

    I suspect it’s
    software rather than hardware since the problem is intermittent.

    It’s an iPad 1.


    Any thoughts?  I can’t be the only one with this problem,