iPad Not Charging? Here’s the Real Fix
It is one of the most problematic issues you can have with the iPad, and yet one of the most common. For some reason, your iPad simply won't charge and everything you try doesn't work. In this case, it is often a good idea to determine what I causing the problem before attempting any solutions. This way, you can make the best decision when choosing a solution. This is why we begin this article with the most common reasons why your iPad won't charge.
Why My iPad Won't Charge
iPad Software Problem : This is perhaps the most common reason but also the most undetectable one. This is because a software problem can be very hard to diagnose. Yet, it is also easy to fix since some of the more common iPad troubleshooting solutions often work.
Charging Port : It is also quite possible that the charging port on your iPad could be damaged. In this case a hardware solution is necessary.
Lightning Cable : Your iPad could also fail to charge if the lightning cable you are using is damaged or faulty in some way. If this is the case, you might want to try a different cable.
Adapter : If the adapter you are using is damaged, your iPad could fail to work. It is therefore necessary to check the adapter you are using or trying a new one.
How to Fix iPad Not Charging
With the above potential causes, let's take a look at some of the potential solutions that you can try.
1. Check Everything
Since the charging could be caused by hardware malfunctions, it is important that you begin by checking all the hardware components for damage. Check the lightning cable you are using and if you suspect it is not working correctly, change it. You may also want to check the port for dirt and dust that could be preventing the iPad from charging correctly. Also, consider replacing the adapter to see if the adapter is the problem.
2. Clean Charging Port
If everything is working correctly but you still can't get the iPad to charge, you may want to look inside the charging port for dust and debris that could be interfering with charging. There are 8 pins on the lightning port that are responsible for making the connection during the charging process. If even one of these pins is dirty, the cable can fail to connect, thereby preventing charging.
We recommend that you use a small anti-static brush to clean the charging port. These are great since they don't produce an electric charge that could damage the iPad. If you don't have an anti-static brush, a new toothbrush can work. Once you have cleaned the port, try charging the iPad again.
3. Change Outlets and Cables
If cleaning the port doesn't work, you may want to replace the outlets and cables you are using. Sometimes the problem is not the iPad or the cables but the outlet you are using. Choose a different outlet in your house and see if that's the problem. You should also consider changing the cables you are using.
4. Force Restart iPad
If all the hardware components are working correctly, then the reason why your iPad is not charging could be software related. One of the best solutions to try if you think it might be a software issue is a force restart. Here's how to do it;
Step 1: Press and hold the sleep/wake buttons and the Home buttons at the same time
Step 2: Let go of the buttons when the Apple Logo appears on the screen
5. DFU Mode Restore
If a forced restart doesn't work, you may want to restore the iPad in DFU mode. A DFU restore will erase all data on the device and restore it to factory, but it will also fix any software issue that could be preventing the iPad from charging. Here's how to put the iPad in DFU mode;
Step 1: Hold the sleep/wake button and the home button together for 10 seconds
Step 2: Let go of the power button but keep holding the home button got another 10 seconds
Step 3: If you release the home button and the screen is completely black, the device is successfully in DFU mode.
6. Fix iPad Not Charging with ReiBoot
Sotmetimes the iPad charging problem id caused by software glitch and the above methods may fail to work if it is pretty severe. Well, with Tenorshare ReiBoot, you can easily repair the operating system of your iPad and get rid of the battery charging bug completely. Download and isntall the program on your computer and follow the steps below to get started:
Step 1: Launch ReiBoot on your computer and connect the iPad to the computer. The program should detect the device quite easily.
Step 2: On the program's main interface, simply click on "Repair Operating System" and then click "Start Repair" to get into the firmware download page.
Step 3: The program will automatically spresents the matching firmware for your iOS device, just choose a save path and click "Download" to save the firmware on your computer.
Step 4: Once the firmware is downloaded successfully, you can repair the operating system with one click. This whole process may take a while, don't use your device during the process to avoid any damage.
7. Repair iPad
If everything you try doesn't work, you may need to consider getting the iPad repaired. We recommend that you make an appointment at the Apple Store where the device can easily be fixed. The Apple Store is the best bet since they are more likely to quickly figure out what the problem and fix it more effectively. It is worth remembering that AppleCare+ doesn't fix liquid damage. If your iPad suffered liquid damage before you experienced problems charging the device, the Apple Store may not be able to fix the device.
iPad Battery Caring Tips You Should Know
The following are just some tips to properly care for your iPad's battery and avoid problems;
Since your battery work best in temperatures between 62 to72 degrees Fahrenheit avoid exposing the battery to anything higher.
Remove the iPad's case when charging the battery since some cases can retain heat, causing the battery to overheat.
Update the device to the latest version of iOS to avoid bugs that could interfere with battery efficiency.
Keep your battery charged. Don't worry about overcharging since your charger recognizes when the battery is full.
Power down the device before storing it especially if you will be storing it for a long time.
The next time your iPad won't charge, our solutions above should be able to help you navigate the situation and come out the other end. Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. We love to hear from you!