What to Do When your iPad is Not Charging

You may often find that your iPad refuses to charge. Sometimes, it can be a hardware issue, with the dock connector or the battery, which is not letting the device to charge. However, oftentimes the issue can be software related. The following tips can help fix these issues.

Force a Restart

One of the first things that you need to try when you find that your iPad is not charging is to restart it. Follow the below steps to force a restart.

  • Press down and hold the Sleep/Wake button of the device.
  • Press Home button or the Volume Down button, while continuing to hold down the Sleep/Wake
  • Keep on holding down both the buttons until the screen turns off and turn back on to display the Apple logo.

Change Outlets or Ports

The USB port might be malfunctioning and not allowing the iPad to charge. This can be especially true if you are trying to charge from a computer that you have never used to charge your iPad. If you are trying to charge from a wall charger, try to switch the outlet ports. If you find that switch the ports or outlets fix the charging issue, then you are good to go. If not, you can move on to the next step.

Change Charging Cables

Like charging ports and outlets, the charging cables can also fail. These cables can be damaged due to the wear and tear caused by everyday usage. If you find that there is no problem with iPad or the adapter, then the cable might be defective. You can try to charge your iPad using a different cable. Make sure you try to charge the device using more than one cables. If the device is still not charging, you can try the next step to restore the device.

Restore in iTunes

If the above steps do not work, you need to restore the device from iTunes, as it can be a safe option than iCloud. Restoring from iTunes offloads, reinstalls, and reloads the data on the device. This can help to fix the issues with charging, if it is software related.

To restore the device from iTunes, connect it to your Mac with the dick or lighting connector. Select Device tab and click on Backup. Wait until the process finishes, and then click on Restore. When everything is finished, try to charge the device again.

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