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Old 11-30-2019, 07:23 PM
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I have an iPad Pro, about 4 years old. I love it and use it lovingly for many hours every day. I always leave the charging cord plugged in (wrong terminology, Iím sure, sorry) because I sit in the same place with it. Lately Iíve begun to wonder if itís time to replace it, mainly because of 2 issues (Iíve googled and get nowhere). So, the issues:

1. The keyboard is no longer very sensitive and often skips letters I type (this drives me crazy as a simple message can take forever to type and proof). I asked about this the last time I was at the Apple store and the guy told me to restart. That doesnít do it.

2. It doesnít always stay at 100% charge when plugged in. For example, right now it is at 66%. This morning I was shocked when the red battery low warning came on. I have no clue if this is something I should be concerned about.


Advice? Is it time to replace it?


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Old 11-30-2019, 07:27 PM
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Actually my understanding is it is not good to keep it plugged in all the time. You should let it run down and then charge it. Are you up to date on your iOS? Definitely try a restart.
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:04 PM
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I would use canned air or my own hot air to blow out the plug in spot. Maybe itís dirty?

Yes, a restart should help.

Have you cleaned the screen lately? Our fingers make marks.

My son claims the touch screens begin to lose their sensitivity over time.
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:48 PM
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Well, well, well. It looks liked you helped with 1 problem. I blew (I have lots of hot air) in the plug place and the charge climbed right back to 100%. Big fat yay, thank you.

And I think your son is right about decreasing sensitivity. Unless someone else knows more, I’ll just live with it.
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:53 PM
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When mine got draggy and glitchy, I reset it to factory settings and got another year out of it. I bought it in 2012, and I replaced it in 2018. I actually still use the 2012 one in my classroom.


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Old 12-01-2019, 06:41 AM
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I found something else that might help, we’ll see. “Touch accomodations.”
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My iPhone was having the same problem
Old 12-01-2019, 08:57 AM
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with sensitivity. My phone is provided by my company so I brought it to the lady in IT who handles company phones and iPads. She said the digitizer was the problem and she ordered me a new phone.
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Old 12-01-2019, 03:28 PM
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Amiga13,
Iím glad the hot air worked. Itís amazing how gunk gets in that tiny port. Iíve saved a Fitbit or two with that trick.
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