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    not charging

    my ipad is saying "not charging" when I plug it in, can anyone give me suggestions on what I might be able to do, also if I reset to factory settings will I loose all my data and photos?

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    Re the charging issue ... The iPad will not charge when connected to PC Via USB cable (not enough power from the USB)... You need to charge the iPad using the wall charger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southwisper
    Re the charging issue ... The iPad will not charge when connected to PC Via USB cable (not enough power from the USB)... You need to charge the iPad using the wall charger.
    This is simply not true. The USB socket will not supply as much power as a wall socket so the iPad will tell you that it is not charging when in fact it is trickle charging.

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    How rude of me, i almost forgot.........Hi there and welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel1

    This is simply not true. The USB socket will not supply as much power as a wall socket so the iPad will tell you that it is not charging when in fact it is trickle charging.

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    Oh thanks for the clarification

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    Quote Originally Posted by southwisper

    Oh thanks for the clarification
    No problem.....it seems to catch (almost) everyone out! Maybe better if Apple introduced a trickle charging icon.......

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    simple fix (for me anyway)

    I joined this forum for this very reason. After reading multiple posts last Friday and even considering going by the Apple Store (which was FILLED with people waiting to pick up their 4s) - I went home and really played with the cord/connections. There is a lot of play where the USB end of the cable connects to the wall plug so I started there to see if moving the USB around would make a connection - I could get the 'lightening bolt' to come on but whenever I let go of the cable it went off again. I finally figured out that if after inserting the USB firmly and then backing it out ~ 1/16", the charge indicator would stay on. Got a full charge easily. I've charged it fully 3 times over the weekend and it works like a charm every time. This may not fix it for everyone but it worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haidalicious View Post
    my ipad is saying "not charging" when I plug it in, can anyone give me suggestions on what I might be able to do, also if I reset to factory settings will I loose all my data and photos?
    Hi Haidalicious - quite a name! Welcome to the forum!

    You've already received a number of posts, but the first question is whether your are using the AC adapter that came w/ the iPad? This is a higher powered one than the ones associated w/ other Apple devices, i.e. puts our 10W of power; that is why most older USB ports on computers will show that the iPad is not charging, although as Gabriel has pointed out there is a much lower power charging occurring - Apple should be clearer on this I guess -

    But please let us know if your issue is w/ the regular iPad adapter or if you are trying to charge from a low-powered USB port -

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    Why post this here when we can not view it on the iPad?


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