During an inpatient stay, I had my 12.9” iPad Pro(Model A1652 EMC 2827), which I tried to use much of the time I was awake. The battery was depleted most of the time: I had it plugged into a wall charger, and power was never really more than 5-10%. It lost power frequently. I took it to the Apple Store and was offered immediate replacement.

Now my laptop is in the shop, so I have been working from my iPad, and its apparent charging behavior is similar or worse. Besides that the charge has usually gotten down to 10% and stayed there during the day, an overnight charge while powered off from a wall socket only gets it to around 25%. I get the impression, possibly a false impression, that you ride it too hard and it becomes permanently sapped.

I have read in other posts that iPads need more current than an iPhone, so possibly a different charger would help. Beyond that, what can I do beyond replacing it with an un-sapped model so it will charge from either U.S. or continental Europe power?


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    Are yo using the default charger that came with the iPad Pro?
    – fsb
    Commented Feb 7, 2018 at 16:26

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iPads do need more current than iPhones, they have bigger batteries, and bigger screens. They consume more power because of this. If you aren't using a charger (block) of the same or higher capacity than the one included with your iPad. Considering this is a Pro model we're talking about, it'll probably have to be a higher voltage charger than a regular iPad charging brick. If you ARE using the charger included with your iPad Pro, consider getting it replaced. It may have given out from a power surge, or just worn out from constant use.

Temporarily, however, you can power off your iPad while charging. I've had a similar problem to this with my Samsung Tab A 7.0, and powering it off allows it to charge. It will probably still charge slow, but it won't lose battery life, and will charge significantly faster than with it powered on.

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    I'd also recommend calling Apple Support and have them run a diagnostic test on the iPad battery and see if it needs to be replaced. Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 2:46

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