Battery of your iPad refuses to charge? Read how to fix the problem here

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Problems with Charging your iPad Battery

When your iPad's battery stops charging, it can be very frustrating. To solve this problem, it is important to first understand the possible causes and then apply the right solutions.

Causes of an Uncharging iPad Battery

There are several reasons why an iPad's battery stops charging. Here are some common causes:

  • Faulty charging cable or adapter: A damaged or faulty charging cable or adapter may cause the iPad to fail to charge.
  • Dirty or damaged charging port: Dust and dirt in the charging port can interfere with the connection between the cable and the iPad.
  • Software problems: Outdated or damaged software can cause the iPad not to recognise that it is charging.
  • Hardware problems: Internal hardware problems, such as a faulty battery or charging port, can also be the cause.

Possible Solutions to the Problem

Depending on the cause, there are several solutions to recharge your iPad's battery:

  • Check the charging cable and adapter: Make sure the charging cable and adapter are working properly. Try another cable and adapter to see if that solves the problem. For more information, see ipad no longer charges.
  • Clean the charging port: Carefully remove dust and dirt from the charging port with a dry toothpick or soft brush.
  • Update the software: Check whether the iPad is running the latest version of iOS. If not, update the software through settings.
  • Restart iPad: A simple reboot can sometimes solve software problems that prevent charging. Read more here ipad no longer boots up.
  • Calibrate the battery: Allow the iPad's battery to drain completely and then charge it fully without interruptions. This can help restore the battery to optimal performance.

If these solutions do not fix the problem, you may need to seek professional help. Our experts at FIXNOW are ready to help you with ipad does not boot only apple logo and other technical problems.

Steps to solve the Problem

When your iPad's battery stops charging, there are several steps you can take to fix the problem.

Check the charging cable and adapter

One of the most common causes of charging problems is a faulty charging cable or adapter. First check that the cable and adapter are working properly.

  1. Visual inspection: Check the cable for visible damage such as cracks or breaks.
  2. Testing with another cable: Try a different cable and adapter to see if this solves the problem.
Status Charging cable Action
No visible damage Test with another cable
Visible damage Replace the cable

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Restart your iPad

Sometimes a simple reboot of your iPad can solve the problem. This can fix software issues that cause the battery not to charge.

  1. Restart: Press and hold the power button until the slider appears. Slide to turn off. After a few seconds, press and hold the power button again to restart the iPad.
  2. Forced restart: If a normal restart does not work, try a forced restart. This may vary from model to model.
Model Forced Restart Method
iPad with home button Press and hold the Home button and Power button at the same time
iPad without Home button Quickly press the volume up button, then the volume down button, then press and hold the power button

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Calibrate your iPad's battery

Battery calibration can help improve the accuracy of the battery meter and solve any charging problems.

  1. Full Charging: Fully charge the iPad to 100%.
  2. Fully discharged: Use the iPad until the battery runs down completely and the iPad turns off automatically.
  3. Recharge: Recharge the iPad fully without interruption.
Step Action
1 Fully charge the iPad
2 Use the iPad until it fails
3 Fully recharge

Calibration may need several cycles for best results. For more tips on troubleshooting an iPad, check out our article ipad does not boot only apple logo.

By following these steps, you may be able to fix the problem of a non-charging iPad battery. If the problem persists, it may be useful to seek professional help.

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