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Ipad charging problems after latest ios update

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LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Sat 29-Mar-14 19:58:57

That's it really. Since updating my ipad 4 retina it takes ages to charge. About half an hour for a couple of percent. I can date it to the last update, the problem just didn't exist before then.

Just wondered if anyone else is experiencing this. Also, the ipad used to charge if I used it whilst having it plugged in but it doesn't now, just stays the same percent.

It's frustrating.

RustyBear Sun 30-Mar-14 11:00:42

It may just be the battery indicator needs resetting (try letting it run down to the point where it turns off, then fully recharge without using it).

In fact the indicator often isn't massively accurate to within a couple of percent - my iPad has been plugged in all night charging, I've been using it since I woke up without unplugging with it showing 100%, I just unplugged it and it instantly changed to 99%.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Sun 30-Mar-14 14:31:14

It's just seems that since the last update it drains fast and charges slow, at least if the battery indicator is accurate. I was going to get a mini for my birthday but I'm rethinking this now, I may opt for an android tablet instead. I've had a google and this seems to be a common problem after the last update, the forums are full of it, but apple haven't responded.

RustyBear Sun 30-Mar-14 14:52:49

How long is it since you updated? The forums are always full of complaints about battery life after an update, but generally it's a short-lived problem which occurs because apps are all trying to download their own updates for the new iOs or because sometimes updates reset settings like brightness, auto update or email push which people have set to conserve battery life. If you look at the forum threads you often find that the OP makes a couple of posts, then someone else does another couple and then it all dies away until the next update.

I have done around 70 iPad & iPhone updates in the last couple of years and have found that battery life always settles down again pretty soon. For example, when I updated my iPhone5 from ios 7 to 7.1 the phone dropped from 100% to about 80% in around 5 minutes, so I did a hard reset (hold Home & Sleep/Wake buttons at the same time till the Apple logo appears) and after that it was fine; in fact I'd say battery life has improved. If yours doesn't, it might be worth getting advice from the Genius guys if you have a store nearby.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Sun 30-Mar-14 15:01:33

I updated to 7.1 last week and have had this problem since then. Drains twice as fast as before and takes twice as long to charge. I have everything possible turned off so there isn't anything running in the background. Before the update I would be able to use it and it would still charge, since the update this doesn't happen, it either stays static or drains. It is really limiting the usage. Can you roll it back to before the last update?

RustyBear Sun 30-Mar-14 15:15:35

Not without jail breaking I don't think. The only other thing I can think of is that you're using the wrong charger - is there any way it could have got mixed up with someone else's iphone charger? iPhones have a 5 watt charger, iPads 10w or 12w - you can charge an iPhone from any of them, but an iPad will only charge properly from an iPhone charger when it is turned off or at least asleep.

missymum Sun 30-Mar-14 15:33:53

So glad you posted OP. Same problem here exactly... I thought it was the USB lead needed replacing but now have realised its since the update. I have done a reset but it's no better.... I was starting to worry it was the battery on my iPad but wasshock about that as it's only 12 months oldconfused

PigletJohn Sun 30-Mar-14 15:44:41

how long ago did you update?

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Sun 30-Mar-14 17:16:53

Same charger Rusty, the problem has only appeared post update. sad

I've had to stop dd using it as otherwise it would be drained by the time I wanted to use it.

It's crap isn't it missymum. Is yours an ipad retina? Mine is just over a year old.

PigletJohn Sun 30-Mar-14 20:20:27

it would be interesting to leave it plugged in and turned on for a day or so, in case it is trying to suck down more updates, apps or reorganise itself.

you may need to recheck the settings, especially (mine is not an "i" so may be different) to stop it Location searching for satellites, or Mail constantly checking your inbox, or if it is trying to backup online. Google like to do that.

presumably it shows an alert if it is/has been downloading?

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Sun 30-Mar-14 20:35:13

I've changed the settings to stop any background "noise". It's running as light as it possibly can, just hope it sorts itself out with the next patch. I'll leave it plugged in and see if that helps.

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