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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Tassiecelt, May 10, 2011.
I guess I'm comparing with iPhone, but...charging the ipad2 seems really slow.
Yeah, I noticed that too
Are you using the iPad or iPhone charger? The iPhone charger will only charge the iPad very slowly. The two chargers may *look* the same, but they're not. The iPad charger is a 10 W, high current, charger specially for the iPad (though you can use it on the iPhone too - it won't damage it or 'force feed' it and the iPhone won't charge any faster).
So, yes, if you're using the iPhone charger on the iPad it will be slooowwww...
Wow I didn't know that, thanks so much for telling me.
Another tip that I found in the forum, and have tested myself: The ipad may indicate a 100% charge, but it's actually still trickle charging itself. I tried this on my last charge, leaving it for an extra hour after the 100% was shown. Battery life on this charge is decreasing a lot more slowly.
Also if you want a faster charge, you should close all apps. This definitely helps the iPad charge a lot faster.
So there's a completely seperate charger available for ipad? I've only ever used the USB cable plugged into a USB/mains adapter
The iPad does ship with a wall charger, so you should have one.
Btw. the iPad charger is also only a USB charger which goes into the power plug, so it sounds as if you are already using it.
I use the charger that came with the iPad and it's pretty slow, like OP said, much slower than the iPhone.
I came across this article from a year ago... don't know if it applies in any way to the iPad 2.
The Fastest (and Slowest) Way to Charge an iPad
No . It does not. The iPad is not a real Multi Task machine. So all programs are just having a very deep sleep on the memory.
What can draw power is:
Screen Open ( Like a CNN pop News that activate screen)