iPad charging

Dipsxxy

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I notice when I plug my iPad air and my daughter iPad mini (1st generation) into the computer it says not charging. Has anyone else received this message before?
 

chris

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I notice when I plug my iPad air and my daughter iPad mini (1st generation) into the computer it says not charging. Has anyone else received this message before?
This is usually an indicator that you are using a 3rd party charger. I've found the iPads are particularly finicky about using Apple branded lightning cables. Sometimes flipping the cable over (although Lightning cables do allow inserting in any direction), will work.
 

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This is usually an indicator that you are using a 3rd party charger. I've found the iPads are particularly finicky about using Apple branded lightning cables. Sometimes flipping the cable over (although Lightning cables do allow inserting in any direction), will work.
No, it's the charger that came with my iPhone 5s
 

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Are you connecting it to a USB hub or directly to the computer? Do not use a hub. They don't supply an adequate amount of power to charge. If you aren't using a hub, try a different USB port.
 

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I used to think the USB wasn't powerful enough to charge it, only sync because I use to have same issue but I have not tried it in a while, I'll test when I get home from work tonight.
 

MrMike6by9

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Often, a computer will have one use port that serves up more current than the other(s). The answer is usually to find that more powerful port.
YMMV