1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

first ipad

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by HKWrite12, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. HKWrite12
    Offline

    HKWrite12 iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,043
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oxford, MS
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    I am new to the world of iPad (as far as physically having one). I have no issues with my device, no bleeding, crashing, no faulty wifi or FaceTime. I haven't upgraded to 4.3.2, but all is well. I just have one small incy wincy issue. That is: what is the average time it takes to get to full charge. I am pulling an all-nighter for a paper. I am just taking my time and working slowly over my tracks. When I opened my package, the iPad was at about 87%, which was good. I didn't charge it. I just synced it and went from there. I was working ON THE IPAD, but I have switched to a desktop. I am just using the iPad to stay awake, watching NETFLIX (flawless playback by the way). When I started charging 5 hours ago, it was on 45%, now its on 70%. Is this because I am actively using the iPad while charging or because it just charges slowly? I am using the OEM sync cable and all is well. Should I turn it off while I finish my life. What are your thoughts. I'm open for suggestions...

    BTW I LOVE MY IPAD!

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
  2. DontUnderstandMyIpad
    Offline

    DontUnderstandMyIpad iPad Guru

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2011
    Messages:
    3,196
    Thanks Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Outside my iPad, or was it inside?
    Ratings:
    +12 / 0
    This was too funny. I had no idea you already reached that part of your life.

    Anyhow, using the iPad does use up the battery, so it is to be expected that charging takes longer. When mine charges from 0%, it can take up to 12h to reach a full charge, depending on the usage. It is much faster when the iPad is asleep.
  3. Tim SPRACKLEN
    Offline

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,246
    Thanks Received:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +120 / 0
    I'm assuming you're using the supplied iPad charger. Yes - when you're using the iPad and charging at the same time it most certainly takes longer than if you're charging an iPad that's switched off completely or in Sleep mode. Your times seem about right to me. No need to worry, though. Enjoy watching Netflix...

    Glad you have no problems with your iPad....

    Tim
  4. sjleworthy
    Offline

    sjleworthy Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Messages:
    2,004
    Thanks Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    Ratings:
    +56 / 0
    i find my ipad charges normally (over a few hours) as expected when plugged into the mains, but when on my office desk all day it's plugged into the usb, which isn't strong enough to charge as you'd ideally like (it does charge but very very gradually), but at least this keeps the charge so to speak. plugging it into my use on my desk top pc keeps it at a good constant level when i then use it during the day.
  5. HKWrite12
    Offline

    HKWrite12 iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,043
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oxford, MS
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Thanks guys. I don't know what word I was Tryna put when life came up. I turned it off and plugged it in the wall again. I need it to fill up. Were gonna have a long day tomorrow if I don't pass out.
  6. HKWrite12
    Offline

    HKWrite12 iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,043
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oxford, MS
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    My battery life is awesome, i have done everything from netflix to pandora to writing and playing puzzles. The battery is just slipping like one percent every 10 minutes.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
  7. sjleworthy
    Offline

    sjleworthy Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Messages:
    2,004
    Thanks Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    Ratings:
    +56 / 0
    Must admit I haven't tested my battery out yet.

    I charge it up to 100% for the start of each day, before I unplug it and stick it on my office desk for general office usage. By end of day it's probably down to maybe 30-40%. That's pretty amazing. My Touch runs out very fast unless it's on a constant charge.
  8. HKWrite12
    Offline

    HKWrite12 iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,043
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oxford, MS
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    What gen is touch.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
  9. HKWrite12
    Offline

    HKWrite12 iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,043
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oxford, MS
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Having another issue. I was seeing ppl mentioning wifi issues and now I'm in that same boat.

    I had these same problems with my phone at some point.

    I'm at a university and have to login to a server for wireless. This is usually a matter of clicking join and typing but sometimes it freezes the iOS product or won't pop up.

    I've been online all day and had just finished watchig a moving on airvideo. Brief break ad wifi times out. I've been trying for an hour to get a reconnect. No luck. What to do guys?
  10. Mistweaver
    Offline

    Mistweaver iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Messages:
    34
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Barry, Wales
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    You may need to update the OS as I heard that this might fix the problem. It's worth looking around to see if this does indeed help first before you jump in and update though I would say.
  11. zipur
    Offline

    zipur iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Messages:
    500
    Thanks Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +20 / 0
    That brings a question to mind. Should the IPAD automatically change to WiFi when in range And switch off the g 3 connection?

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  12. wytey
    Offline

    wytey iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    768
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    I don't have the 3G model iPad, but with the iPhone it auto selects the best connection, I.e. If wifi is available it will use that instead of 3G

    I would have thought that the iPad would do the same
  13. HKWrite12
    Offline

    HKWrite12 iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,043
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oxford, MS
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Unfortunately, my computer hates iOS updates, and will never download them. I will in deed try again. As you can see it's in the AM in the states. I went to sleep and woke up and she was connected with all kinds of alerts.

    I don't have a 3G model but I have an iPhone. It doesn't switch off the 3G, just appropriates the connectivity because you can't text and talk with wifi. On the iPad, it probably pauses but occasionally pings or so.


    Thanks guys, I will try to upgrade and maybe ask this IT guy I know with iOS.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
  14. Harters
    Offline

    Harters iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    264
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Southampton UK
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    I have found that if my WiFi is poor it will not automatically switch to 3G like I thought it should.... I have to turn off WiFi to make it use 3G :(
  15. wytey
    Offline

    wytey iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    768
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Unfortunately, because it is detecting a wifi connection, no matter how weak it is, it will use that instead of 3g
  16. Harters
    Offline

    Harters iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    264
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Southampton UK
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Ah, ok at least I know mine is behaving normally :)

    I thought that if the WiFi was weak and the 3G was strong then 3G would take over.
  17. HKWrite12
    Offline

    HKWrite12 iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,043
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oxford, MS
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    That's a thought. I wish they had a wifi switch in the home dock by the volume and brightness. That would be SWEEET.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
  18. wytey
    Offline

    wytey iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    768
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Although I don't have the 3G model, I agree it would be nice to be able to quickly switch rather than go into settings

    That, or add it as an option on top of the rotation lock and mute
  19. HKWrite12
    Offline

    HKWrite12 iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,043
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oxford, MS
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    I also would like to be able to tap items in status bar and change them, kinda like an*r**d..... *coughs loudly*

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
  20. wytey
    Offline

    wytey iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    768
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    I honestly can not understand why apple limits the iPad so much

    If the os was more open, or rather, had more features like flash etc, it would do even better than it already is

Share This Page