Tagged: charging nexus tablet
December 5, 2012 at 10:25 am #24153
Is there a way around this? I’d like to be able to do both at the same time. Is this unique to the Google?Asus Nexus 7 or feature of most tablets?December 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm #24190
What do you mean? You should absolutely be able to use your Nexus 7 whilst it is charging.
What happens when you plug your charging cable in, does it not start up? Or..?
Sounds like something could be wrong if you are having this problem. I am not aware of any functionality that doesn’t work whilst charging. My MP3 player ( a Samsing P3) doesn’t work whilst charging so I know this problem exists but I don’t think it should affect the N7.December 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm #24193
I have noticed with mine if you are charging while the nexus is turned off and you press the start button the battery charging sign comes on. If you continue to hold the button down the boot up sequence starts. When programs have been running and I have plugged the charger in the battery shows the electric flash symbol.
It could be if you are not using the Nexus charger you may not be getting enough power to charge and use at the same time. I gather, from what I have read, if you plug into the USB port of your computer it takes forever to charge
I have found I can use the charging cable from my Kindle + the nexus charger works. Since its a long cable I can sit on my sofa while using/charging my NexusDecember 5, 2012 at 3:07 pm #24196
Yep, I can use mine whilst charging, in fact due to the use it gets from my son, I find that I do it very often :)
Seriously though, if it’s been zonked down to zero battery I normally leave it plugged in to the mains and turned off for a few minutes to let it get some charge up, but after about 5 minutes, I use it plugged in no problem.
USB charging does take flippin’ ages though.December 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm #24212
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you helped me.December 6, 2012 at 9:37 am #24239
Thanks to joe_peddos. I’ll try the press and holding the power button. I got the idea that you couldn’t charge and use from the quick start guide in the box, perhaps that referred to charging the battery from new? I’ll try the tip and report back on how I get on.December 7, 2012 at 9:51 am #24330
An update: I used my N7 for a bit of word processing (I’m writing a book at the moment) using Kingsoft Office 5.2 (free). As I’d used 10% of my battery charge I decided to experiment by keep the tab running, plugging the micro USB lead into the tab and then into the Asus charger and switching the socket on. All was well, the tab stayed on and my battery widget (Battery Solo; recommended!) turned blue and showed that it was accepting a charge.
So yes, you can charge and use! I’m really pleased to find that out.December 7, 2012 at 2:31 pm #24358
Hi Molepox now you have no excuse for not writing another chapter because you can’t work and charge your battery at the same time :) Best wishes with the book.July 31, 2014 at 12:54 pm #29808
I’d agree. I can use my nexus 7 when charging, if the battery is more than 4%. But even whilst in charge, the battery depletes, whereas you would think it would stay level or go up!
At 1%, even with the connexion charging, it will power off, so I cannot use it till it recharges to 1% or 2%. But, again the battery depletes as I use it, WHILE CHARGING !!!!July 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm #29809
Hi Tone just a few thoughts are you useing the original charger and cable or trying to charge from another computer. That tends to be a very slow way to charge.
You may have programmes running in the background.
It could be a sign that the battery is getting to the end of its life. Joe