I bought a 4th generation iPad in 2013 and it is still serving me well. However, I recently broke the 12W power adapter that came with the iPad. I have looked for a replacement on the Apple website and have found a 12W adapter that looks the same as the one I received with my iPad. However, on the list of devices that are said to be compatible with this adapter, the 4th generation iPad does not appear. I was wondering if the adapter that Apple sells is still the same or if it is different now? If it is different, would I be able to use it with my iPad? I want to make sure to take these precautions so that I don’t damage the battery life on my device.

  • I tagged this as a dupe, even though the linked answer talks about USB-C - it actually applies to all chargers. Basically, you can use any charger that's greater than or equal to what your device requires. The device pulls (or draws) only what it needs. The charger doesn't "push" anything to the device. Because of this, you can't damage your battery.
    – Allan
    Commented Feb 8, 2020 at 2:33
  • Also, get a quality charger. You don't have to buy Apple, but don't get a no-name brand either. I use Anker chargers almost exclusively and recommend them highly. I also get quality lightning cables from them and not the cheap ones found everywhere. Yes, they cost a few $$ more, but I'm not risking my expensive device just to save a few pennies.
    – Allan
    Commented Feb 8, 2020 at 2:45


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