Apple products are incredible in every prospect barring their fragility. The light-weighted, sleekly designed iPhones and iPad’ are prone to damages. One of the primary issues that both iPad and iPhone users complain about is their device stop charging suddenly. There could be a lot of reasons why this problem occurs, but at the same time, there are quick fixes to address them too.
iPads do not come for cheap, and it may cost you a lot if you have to get them repaired for any reason. As mentioned earlier, there are always quick fixes for most of the problems in iPad, and users must know so they can apply them by themselves. Here are a few reasons why the iPad won’t charge along with their solutions. Have a look at them for yourself.
The first thing you need to check is the charging cable and the power socket. Most of the times your device doesn’t have any issue, but it is the charging cable that makes you think that your iPad has stopped charging.
Sometimes, the charging cable looks absolutely fine with no apparent damage, but actually, it is broken from the inside. Try replacing your charging cable with a new one and your iPad will start charging. Additionally, watch out for the power socket too. A faulty socket won’t charge your iPad either.
Charging Via PC/Mac
If you are charging your iPad from a PC/Laptop/Mac then it is recommended that you put these devices on charge too. The device running on battery may not be able to generate enough power and hence your iPad won’t charge. Also, if the device from which you are charging the iPad is old then it is likely that it will charge the iPad so slow that it may appear as “Not Charging”.
Additionally, try to avoid using the iPad when it is getting charged via another device. Using an iPad while charging slows down the process especially when it is connected to another device in use. Try to charge your iPad with an adapter instead of a device when this issue is occurring frequently. Use either 10w, 12w, or 24w charger as iPhone charger (5w) may not be able to supply enough juice.
Charging Port Detritus
People who frequently charge their iPads should regularly check their charging ports for detritus or any other physical damage. There mustn’t be any cracks on or around the charging port area. Look out for the dirt or liquid damage too. As a precaution, try to clean the charging port with a soft cloth. if you see any physical damage then try Apple Store or any credible repair shop to get it fixed.
Update your iOS
If you are still using an old version of iOS while a new update is available then this could well be the reason why iPad is not charging. Updating an iOS automatically addresses the software bug issues and the device starts working fine. Additionally, if you have just recently updated your iOS and your iPad won’t charge after that then you should close down all the running applications and restart your device.
Low Storage Space
If your device is running on low storage space then it can impact on the overall functionality of it. For example, software crash and app crash are the common problems for devices that run on low storage. It could be the reason why your device is not getting charged. To clear your storage space, try to clear your junk which includes unnecessary photos, emails or songs. You can also offload the apps that you do not use anymore.
Resetting the Device
Since software crash happens quite often in iPads, it is very likely that your iPad will stop charging after a recent iOS update. It is nothing to be worried about as iPad instantly recovers after a crash. However, if you feel that your device has stopped charging for no particular reason then resetting it is the best option.
Hard reset is quite similar to restart. You won’t lose any of your data and hence you don’t have to create a backup before resetting your device. It will only freshen up your device by relaunching the apps running in the background. To reset your iPad, just press/hold Home and Power button simultaneously for ten seconds. Once it is reset, your device will likely speed up to normal.
Erase All Data and Content
When nothing works, resetting your device to factory settings is the best option. Most iPad users consider charging as a hardware issue but Apple’ iOS is strong enough to deal with hardware issues as well. Moreover, erasing all data and content means that your device will be as good as new so it is likely that it will address all the issues too.
Make sure that you create an iCloud back up before you opt for this method. Creating a backup will let you fetch data once the device is reset to factory settings. However, if you do not create a backup and reset your iPad then there is no way you will be able to get your data back. Follow this step by step guide.
1. Go to the Settings of your iPad.
2. Tap on the option General.
3. Scroll down and locate the option Reset and tap on it.
4. The second option on your screen would be Erase All Content and Settings. Tap on it.
5. Tapping this option will pop up a message asking you to update your iCloud Backup before erasing.
6. If you have already created a backup then simply tap on the option Erase Now to proceed. If you haven’t, then update the iCloud Backup first.
7. Once you tap Erase Now, you will be asked to provide your Passcode. Enter your passcode and then let the device complete the process.
Restore Via iTunes
A hard reset, and erasing all settings on your device usually do the trick. However, if they don’t; you will have to utilize iTunes. Restoring your iPad via iTunes is quite simple, just follow these steps:
1. Connect your iPad to iTunes via a charging cable.
2. iTunes will automatically recognize your device. If it doesn’t, open the iTunes and let it manually find the device.
3. Once the device is recognized, locate the option Summary on your iTunes. It will be on the drop-down menu.
4. Now tap on the option Restore on the pop-up window.
5. Spare the iPad for 15-20 minutes while the process happens.
The DFU stands for Device Firmware Update, and you can consider it as an advanced method to recover/restore your iPad. Beware, you must create an iCloud backup before proceeding with this step. Here is how you can do it.
1. Connect your iPad to iTunes through a charging cable.
2. Press-hold Sleep/Wake button for 3 seconds.
3. Simultaneously press-hold the home button along with the sleep/wake button for 10 seconds.
4. Let go your Sleep/Wake button but keep holding the home button.
5. If your screen stays black (Charging + iTunes logo doesn’t appear) then your phone is in DFU mode.
6. Once completed, simply restart your device via Sleep/Wake and Home button.
All the methods mentioned above are easy to execute. Read them, comprehend them, and apply them. However, if your iPad still won’t charge after all these methods then you might have to visit the Apple Store for repair. If your iPad is under warranty then Apple will fix this issue free of cost.