iPad Not Charging – What You Need To Know

Have you encountered a scenario where your iPad is not charging even if you plug it in? If your battery does not charge, or it charges slowly or you see an alert notification, here are the steps to take to get back your iPad in good condition:

Plug The Device To A Power Output

To rule out the problem that it is not charging, you need to plug it into a power source. Use the Cables and power adapter that came with the phone or use appliances that are apple certified. Plug the adapter to one of these power sources:

  1. Wall power socket: plug the USB to lightning cable to the adapter and insert the adapter to a wall socket and put it in the on position.
  2. Computer: plug the USB lightning cable to the USB port on the computer, the cable can support USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. Make sure that the computer or laptop is on and not in sleep mode.
  3. Power accessory: if you have a power accessory such as a docking station, an apple certified accessory or a USB hub, you can plug the USB lightning cable and charge your iPad.

If your device is working correctly, you will see a lighting bolt beside the battery icon in the status bar, or a large battery icon on your lock screen.
If your phone doesn’t charge after all of the steps then check on the following to narrow on the problem:

● Check The USB Cable And Power Adapter
Look at the cable and the adapter to look for any visible signs of damage, the damage that may occur include: breakage and bent prongs. It is advisable to desist from using damaged accessories as they can damage or short circuit your iPad.

● Ascertain Good Power Connection
If you have connected your adapter to the wall socket, check if it is completely fit inside the wall socket and the connection is firm. Check to see if the cable and the adapter are also firmly connected.

● Remove Dirt Or Debris In The Charging Port
Clear the charging port of any debris and dirt and make sure it is clear, firmly attach the lighting cable and connect to a power source.

● Leave Your Phone To Charge
Leave your phone connected to a power source for 30 minutes, if it is unresponsive then check to see if it is a software problem.

● Force Restart
If your iPad not charging then it is time to force restart it, this will rectify any software problem that may be barring the iPad from charging: if you’re using an iPad model that has Face ID, here is the process of forcing a restart : press the volume up button and quickly release, next press the volume down and quickly release it. Press the top button until the device lights up and restarts. If you have an iPad with a home button, press and hold the top and home button for around 10 seconds until the device lights up and you see the Apple logo. After you have forced the restart, return the device to charge for another 30 minutes and check on the progress.

If your iPad doesn’t still charge after doing all this, then call an Apple support is take it to an Apple Authorized Service Provider or an Apple retail store so that a technician can take a look at the iPad to get to the bottom of the problem.

Device Doesn’t Charge Past 80 Percent

Your iPad may get warm when charging, to extend the battery life if the battery gets extremely warm or overheats, the charging software will limit charging up to 80 percent.