Battery not charging while connected to PC

Discussion in 'iPad FAQ' started by JollyJoyce1, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. JollyJoyce1

    JollyJoyce1 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I have my iPad connected to my computer and it is not charging the battery while connected. Is this correct? I thought it automatically recharged while connected. Help please.
     
  2. thewitt

    thewitt iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,634
    Thanks Received:
    72
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +79 / 0
    Your PC is not putting out enough power...
     
  3. JollyJoyce1

    JollyJoyce1 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    So is that normal or a problem with my PC?
     
  4. KevinJS

    KevinJS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,261
    Thanks Received:
    763
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Edmonton AB Canada
    Ratings:
    +865 / 0
    USB does not supply enough power to charge the iPad. Although it will maintain charge, or even charge it slowly, the iPad will not indicate that it is being charged.

    If you do a search of this forum, another member has found and posted a software solution, which you could try. I haven't tried it myself but there is a program which will increase the power supplied through USB to that required by the iPad.
     
  5. JollyJoyce1

    JollyJoyce1 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Many thanks for the help. Will search and see what I come up with.
     
  6. sekrepatoe

    sekrepatoe iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I tried: event.asus.com/mb/2010/ai_charger/

    Succeeded! Try with www!
     
  7. hobbyfarmer178

    hobbyfarmer178 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    The IPad WILL NOT CHARGE plugged into a computer you MUST use the supplied charger or one of the many iPad docking stations
     
  8. Mickey330

    Mickey330 Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,619
    Thanks Received:
    1,862
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Western NY state (USA)
    Ratings:
    +2,052 / 0
    Sorry, but I have to correct this: Even though the iPad says it's "not charging" when connected to a computer, it actually is. Granted, it's a very slow trickle charge and is very inefficient versus being plugged into the main electrically - but it is charging.

    However, the best way to charge the iPad is indeed with a wall charger or dock...

    Marilyn
     
  9. shhardyme

    shhardyme iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    On a related matter, when my screen blanks out and I unlock it, even when plugged into the wall charger, battery info says not charging. I have to unplug and plug 20 pin back in to get charging symbol.
     
  10. hobbyfarmer178

    hobbyfarmer178 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Which charger are you using ? The charger for the iPod iPhone is not strong enough for the iPad you MUST use the charger for the iPad
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
connected with pc
,
ipad not charging from computer
,
ipad not charging on pc
,
ipad not charging when connected to computer
,

ipad says not charging when connected to pc