iPad not Charging while plugged via USB - C to USB adapter. Specifically while using Astropad. Drains battery


#1

So it says that is charging, and it does charge while not using Astropad. But while using it it drains within 2 hours or so.


#2

Does the charging icon show on your iPad, when using this connection and Astropad?
And towards the top of Astropad’s sidebar, does it show the connection in use as USB?


#3

It does, both. However the battery still drowns while using it. Keep in mind that i’ve tied this in my iMac retina 5k & the MacBook Pro 2017 (with the adapter in this one).


#4

It’s super inconvenient because I use the iPad with Astropad for hours at a time, and it always runs out of battery after 4 hours of intensive use or so.


#5

In general with iPad Pro models, don’t have the best battery charging.
Keeping it connected should help maintain a charge; but if it’s not with using USB to USB-C adaptor,
we would suggest trying the direct Apple USB-C to Lightning cord and see if there’s a difference.

You can also try lowering the brightness of your iPad screen, and see if there’s less battery draining.