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Did my iPad die?

By learninmypc ยท 9 replies
Jan 21, 2019
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  1. Fully recharged it earlier today, used it at noon PST no problem, sitting here this evening I heard the email notifier sound, picked it up, lifted the lid on it but it did not go to the desktop :( like normal. I pushed the home button to go to desktop but still nothing. Pushed the power on/off button , nothing. Plugged it in to see if it would recharge, nothing. Anyway to get my pictures/videos off it?? #Help please.I think its an ipad 1, a few years old. Oddly enough, my iphone 4s still works great for pictures & web surfing.
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,618   +560

    Ok, an update. I tried a forced reboot & it showed the battery was dead so I plugged it in, pushed the power & home button again & its been showing the apple logo & red battery icon for a few minutes.
     
  3. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Guru Posts: 940   +168

    Which version Ipad do you have, its hard to figure out where the problem might be coming from.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,618   +560

    Oddly enough, it just came back to the desktop so I'm saving ALL my pics & videos to my W10 desktop. It shows 7% battery.
    Version I think is 9.3.5 (13G36).
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,618   +560

    Its currently recharging @ 14%. Trying to think positive :)(y) (Y)(y) (Y)
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,487   +1,428

    Enable AIRPLANE mode to speed-up charging
     
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  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,618   +560

    Thanks, did so. :)
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,618   +560

    Thanks @MaikuTech & @jobeard , ts back to 100% & with crossed fingers, I hope it lives for a couple more years :)
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,487   +1,428

    To manage battery drain, I recommend:
    • disable or remove widgets; they run all the time in background
    • make sure Location Services are only used where you need them AND then set them to Only When Active
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,618   +560

    Understood :)
     

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