Whenever your iPad is facing to a charging problem and you don’t know how to fix it. Imagine that you directly plug it in, so you are simply expecting it to charge, but the screen is still completely black. Here, I’ll describe what you should do when your iPad is not charging and show how handle it.
My iPad is not Charging Why?
When your iPad won’t charge, obviously, something is wrong with one of these following parts that work together to charge your iPad.
- iPad’s software.
- iPad charger.
- Lightning cable.
- iPad’s charging port.
we will provide some items to recognize which piece doesn’t work well and the way to solve the problem.
Hard Reset Your iPad
when your iPad is not charging you should try a hard reset. To do this you should simply press and hold the Home button and the power button at the same time until, the Apple logo flash appear on the center of the screen. Sometimes it’s necessary to hold both buttons for 20 – 30 seconds.
It seems helpful because, your iPad’s software probably has completely crashed, turning the display entirely black. If this is the case for your iPad, a hard reset would fix the software crash for some time.
Scan Your iPad Charger
When the software of your iPad is showing fluctuations in power from the using charger, it can be the main problem. So, Your iPad’s software sees the power fluctuations as a safety risk, as a result, it is natural to stop your iPad from charging altogether.
In this regard, please charge your iPad with multiple different chargers like every USB port on your laptop and the wall charger that came with your iPad when you bought it.
When you surely understand that your iPad is charging with some chargers, but not others, then you’ve identified that your iPad charger is the exact problem so you should be happy because your iPad is okay. If your iPad is not charging with any kinds of charger that you try, lets go onto the next step with your Lightning cable.
Check Your Charging Cable
Next step is, examine carefully the Lightning cable that you’re using to try and charge your iPad. Can you see any fraying or discoloration on the Lightning connector or wire itself? If so, it’s time to change it with new Lightning cable.
For a second, its necessary to tell you some of important dangers of using Lightning cables that aren’t MFi-certified. These are the types of cables you’d find at your local store or gas station. These cables generally aren’t MFi-certified, which means they have conformed to Apple’s standards of a high-quality Lightning cable.
As a result, they sometimes overheat and will damage the internal components of your iPad. You’ll know a cable is damaged or not MFi-certified when your iPhone, iPad, or iPod says “This Accessory May Not Be Supported” after you plug it in.
Clean Your iPad’s Charging Port
After checking above items completely, now it’s time to check inside your iPad. Turn on a flashlight and closely check your iPad’s charging port. We want to clean up any dirt, lint, gunk, or other debris that simply prevent your Lightning cable from making a pure connection to your iPad’s charging port.
There are eight tiny pins on the inside of your iPad’s Lightning port that make a connection to your Lightning cable during the charging process. If any of these pins are concealed by debris, it may not be able to form a connection with your Lightning cable.
When you don’t see a ton of debris in your Lightning port, but in any case, we advise you seriously clean it out. Because every little of dust that you may can’t see are the most important charging problem.
How can I remove My iPad’s Charging Port from all dust?
Our suggestion is, using an anti-static brush to clean the Lightning port of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod. As you probably know anti-static brushes don’t give off electric charges, while you’re cleaning it. Or you can gently brush out what’s inside the port, then try charging your iPad once again. You will be surprised by how much debris comes out!
Perform A DFU Restore
A DFU restore erases and reloads all the code on your iPad to its factory defaults. Ultimately, a DFU restore will help us fix a software problem which could be the reason that your iPad is not charging.
Check out our DFU restore walkthrough video on YouTube. We’ll show you how to put your iPad in DFU mode and restore it too!
If a DFU restore doesn’t fix the charging problem, move onto the final step of this article. We’ll discuss how to check for water damage and what your best repair options are.
Fixing Your iPad at iRepex
As a matter of fact, most of iPad with charging problem can’t be fixed with a with professional repairs. So, you’ll have to get your iPad repaired.
Sometimes the most common reasons of charging problems are because of recent water or liquid damage. That liquid can easily damage the connectors inside your iPad’s Lightning port..
If you have to get your iPad repaired, we recommend two options: The Apple Store which will be pricey especially if you don’t have Apple Care the second option is getting it fixed with third party repair shop, iRepex is a good place to try for a third-party repair. Click here to get more information regarding iPad repair at iRepex.