my ipad update.

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  1. mucky1957

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    hi guys,

    just upgraded from an ipad1 to an ipad3. (32gb wifi)

    got 2 Q's to ask.

    I use two seperate leads to charge the ipad and to connect to the pc/itunes. Is there a single cable that I can use that would do both jobs !!

    I have a rotating case/cover for the ipad but I dont like it as I can see the black surrounds of the ipad and all my fingerprints. Is there another option.

    thanks
     
  2. scifan57

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    The cable that comes with the iPad is used for charging and connecting to iTunes. There shouldn't be any need to use a separate cable for each purpose unless you're using third party cables that are not fully Apple compatible.
     
  3. mucky1957

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    the ipad3 didnt have a cable with it.

    I am using the origional ipad cable for charging....and the ipod touch cable allows me to connect with itunes on my pc.
     
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    The iPod touch cable should be identical to the one that came with your iPad 3 when new. You should be able to use it to charge the iPad when connected to the charger.
     
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    agreed..except when I connect the ipod charger cable (which charges and syncs with itunes) to the IPAD..I get a message next to the battery icon that reads NOT CHARGING !!

    Just ordered a cable off ebay that supposedly does both...we shall see.
     
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    Are you connecting the cable to the charger that plugs into a wall socket? You could always get an official Apple cable if other cables don't work.
     
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    one cable goes into the back of the pc via usb....this one lets me sync to itunes. When I connect the ipod touch to this cable it also charges the ipod.

    the other cable is wired into a socket and I use that to charge the ipad.
     
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    The cable that you use to sync to iTunes also plugs into the iPad charger, which plugs into a wall socket. Here is a photo of an iPad charger. image-3271084413.jpg.

    image-2060613036.jpgHere is another photo, with the USB socket and wall plug visible.
     
    #8 scifan57, May 15, 2014
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  9. Mesqueunclub

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    Just be sure to use only a genuine Apple cable & charger. If you purchased off eBay check that the item is not just iPad compatible, that it is a genuine Apple product. Also, it is always advisable to charge your iPad directly from the charger plugged into a wall socket.
    Were you given the iPad or did you purchase it? If you purchased it, it should have been supplied with a charger, as Scifan showed you, and a cable with a USB connector on one end and a connector that fits into your iPad. This cable connector will also fit your iPod. If you use the charger cable and not your PC you should have no problems.
    Hopefully, I understood your question well enough.
    Mike
     
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  10. lizzieh

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    It won't charge from the pc

    Sent from my iPad 3 using iPF
     

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