ipad air 4 not charging beyond 82%

Created at: 2021-03-26 23:15:49
Questioner General

recently i bought my iPad air 4 tried charging it but it didn't charge beyond 82% in the last few charges ,except once I charged it to 100% that to it took too long to charge (first i charge it to 80% waited for some time and then charged again to 100%) i tried this again but it didn't charge. please help

Answer #1:

By: Oliver Gerhold

recently i bought my iPad air 4 tried charging it but it didn't charge beyond 82% in the last few charges ,except once I charged it to 100% that to it took too long to charge (first i charge it to 80% waited for some time and then charged again to 100%) i tried this again but it didn't charge. please help

Answer #2:

By: Abelardo Zemlak MD

Hello banumathy162,



We would like to see how we can help you with your iPad Air charging. Are you using the power adapter that came with the iPad to charge it? If you let the battery drain completely until it powers off and then charge, do you have the same issue? Which iPadOS version are you currently running? Go to Settings > General > About for the version.



Check out this support article for additional troubleshooting: If your iPad won't charge



Cheers!

Answer #3:

By: Dameon Harber

it can be your battery can be bad or your charger may be fast charging and then slow charging when it get's to 80%

Answer #4:

By: Kellen Hermiston

Whilst unlikely, perhaps you have a problem with your Power Adapter. Start here:

If your iPad won't charge – Apple Support



Do you leave your iPad connected to its Power Adapter for extended periods? If so, this is not of itself an issue - as the iPad will optimally manage battery charging. When connected to a Power Adapter for an extended period of time, such as when used in Kiosk or PoS (Point if Sale) applications, iPad will change its charge management strategy - and reduce the maximum battery charge level to about 80% of maximum capacity. This strategy is intended to extend the life of the battery by reducing chemical ageing that occurs when the battery is continuously maintained 100% charge. As soon as a “normal” charge/discharge pattern is resumed, charge to full capacity is restored.



If your iPad has paused charging at ~80%, simply disconnecting the Power Adapter from the iPad for several seconds may trigger completion of the charge. 



Other reports seen within this Support Community suggest that temperature may be a contributory factor; the iPad is designed to reduce the charging rate if the temperature is too high for optimal charging. Whilst purely speculative, it is possible that the recent iPadOS update has erroneously changed the temperature calibration for your iPad. If so, a future update may correct this irriation.



More information about iPad’s battery management can be found here:

About iPad and iPhone Charge Management Feature – Apple Support