Your iPad is an extremely
important piece of gadget in your life; of course, you cannot imagine your life
without. What if one day, you discover that this little gadget is not charging
anymore when you plug it in the wall outlet? Chances are you might panic and
call an Apple customer service agent or your tablet insurance company.
But before you do that, there are
a few quick fixes you could try out before seeking outside assistance.
To avoid any
embarrassing situation, you must first check two connections; the first one
being your lightning cable and the second one being the USB power adapter. Make
sure that the lightning cable is firmly connected to the charging port on your
iPad and that the USB power adapter is securely plugged into the wall outlet.
dust can accumulate in the charging port of an iPad; blow into the charging
port gently to remove any debris. You can also clean the connecting pin of the
lightning cable, but make sure that you do it carefully.
An iPad can
develop software issues overtime due to regular usage. This happens because the
memory cache is full; to clear it, you can reboot your iPad. Hold down the
suspend button until the slider appears, and then slide it to turn off the
device. After a while, power it back on by holding down the suspend button.
If your iPad
still doesn’t charge, you can perform a hard reset. Simply hold down the power
button and the home button together, while the device is switched off.
Alternatively, you can go to reset under the general tab located in settings.
Tap on ‘Erase all Contents and Settings’. Remember that this will delete all of
your apps and data, so make a backup before doing so.
releasing software updates to their operating system and in some cases, certain
glitches and bugs might be present that affect the iPad’s charging
functionality. You can try downgrading your iOS to the version where your iPad
was charging normally. Just ensure that you have a backup on iTunes or iCloud
for your data and apps.
the Cable or Power Adaptor
If you were
never using the original Apple adaptor that came with your iPad, you were doing
it all wrong. If that’s the case, try charging your gadget with the original
adaptor. Or if you were using the original one all along, then try using a
different power outlet.
doesn’t work, you might need to buy a new adaptor. But before rushing to the
nearest mobile store, check your lightning cable as well. Connect your iPad to
your laptop or desktop and check whether the lightning bolt symbol appears on
the battery meter or not. If it does, the cable is working fine and if it
doesn’t, there is something wrong with the cable.
If both the cable and the adaptor are working,
there might be a hardware fault in your iPad. You can take it to an Apple store
to have it replaced if it’s under warranty or get it fixed by a certified