Quickly Fix iPad Not Charging or Charging Slowly

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Dec 06, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

iPad not charging or iPad charging slowly may be caused by both hardware and software problems, like suddenly falling down, careless water damage, debris accumulation, and apps conflicts. If you may find there is no charging indication or charging rather slowly when you connect your iPhone to a power source, you can learn to settle the problems based on following instructions before you sent your iPad to AppleCare. See the highly relevant topic on quick fixes on iPhone won't charge.

Effective tips on iPad not charging

If you are encountering iPad not charging issue, fix with methods listed below.

1. Use the Apple official USB cable or power adapter

iPad not charging may attribute to the improper usages of USB cable and power adapter. Do remember to use the Apple official USB cable and power adapter.

2. Use a different USB cable or USB port

If the USB cable you are using won't work, try to change to another one and connect to the different USB port.

3. Switch an outlet

Sometimes, the iPad not charging is actually the outlet won't work. Therefore, it is necessary to try different outlets, and better to use a wall outlet.

4. Force a restart

If the iPad not charging caused by applications conflictions, a force restart is an effective way to figure out the problem.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus users: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and Volume Down button until the Apple logo displays.

For iPhone 6s and earlier users: Press and hold Sleep/Wake button and Home button until the Apple logo shows on the screen.

5. Restore from iTunes

If none the f simple methods above is valid, it's time to try a little complex one, that is restoring your iPad in iTunes.

Run iTunes on your PC or Mac>connect your iPad to computer>click the iPad device button>choose Restore from Backup>Apply restore.

After the restoring finished, try charging iPad again, if it works, the problem is done. If not, you have to come to the last way.

6. Contact Apple

Use AppleCare+ or directly go to Apple retail store to get your iPad examined and repaired.

Easy tips on iPad charging slowly

When you have very low battery on iPad and plug into power, the charging indication do appear, but the charging process bar remains almost unchanged and charging very slowly. How to fix it? Try following methods. 

1. Use a wall power outlet 

Connect iPad to a wall power outlet and make sure the charging cable and wall outlet are well connected.

2. Clear debris from the charging port

Use a brush to remove the debris or any trash on the charging port at the bottom of iPad, then firmly plug your charging cable into your device.

3. Set iPad to Airplane Mode

iPad Airplane Mode can block the phone call and message, which can save battery and make charging faster.

4. Turn off Wi-Fi and cellular

Tuning of Wi-Fi connection or cellular network during charging can reduce battery consumption.