My iPad is not Charging | What To Do?

My iPad is not Charging | What To Do?

My iPad is not Charging | What To Do?

One of the most dreaded moments in all our iPad experience is when you plug in the power cable but the iPad is not showing any signs of charging. Most people experience this issue when they charge overnight only to be greeted by a black screen of death in the morning. In such scenarios, there are many factors that can lead to your iPad not charging. When your iPad won’t charge, they are more likely caused by the four factors below:
  1. iOS Software issue that is preventing your iPad from charging.
  2. The head charger unit is faulty.
  3. The lifespan of that Apple lightning cable is up.

Fixing Software Issue

The best way to fix software related issues to give your computer a hard reset. Hard reset reboots your iPad to last known good configuration and preserve settings or configurations that might have caused your iPad to not charge. To do a hard reset to your iPad, Lifewire has a good article on how to do it. The simple version is to hold the power button and home button at the same time. You might need to hold the buttons together for almost a minute and wait for the sign of life. Usually, if there’s an issue with the software, the Apple logo will appear, indicating that you’ve just successfully reset the iPad. If this couldn’t revive your iPad, keep reading or visit an Apple store to check for repairs. If your device is out of warranty, it’s better to check with an iPad repair store in Singapore that specializes in iPad repairs.

Head Charger Issue

A faulty charger unit will lead to fluctuations in power current going through your iPad. When this happens, your iPad will stop charging as it sees this as a potential safety issue that can lead to a fire. If this the case, you should try charging your iPad with a different head charger (If you have a spare) or use a USB charger and connect your laptop or Macbook. Try to use an original Apple charger to test whenever possible. Some third-party chargers may not be compatible with your iPad. Some will not even charge as it has been known uncertified chargers can lead to safety risks as well. If your iPad is charging after plugging in a second Apple charger or through USB charging, then we now know that the Apple charger unit is faulty and needed a replacement. If your iPad is still not charging, then it might be due to other factors. In this case, you should continue reading or visit an Apple store to check for repairs. If your device is out of warranty, it’s better to check with an iPad repair store in Singapore that specializes in iPad repairs.

Cable Issue

The next potential culprit to charging related issues with an iPad is usually a cable issue. This issue is often overlooked. We’ve seen most people visiting an  Apple store or iPad repair store in Singapore only to be diagnosed with faulty cable issues. Your iPad comes supplied with an original lightning cable. If you notice any sign of discoloration or fraying in the cable, then it is time to replace the cable. A general rule of thumb is to replace your cable at least once a year. If it’s not faulty, you can keep it as a second cable. Having a spare cable is better than no cable on rainy days. To diagnose if it’s caused by a cable issue, charge your iPad with a spare cable. If you don’t have one, borrow one from your friend. iPhone cable and iPad cable are interchangeable. If you have an iPhone, try using the iPhone cable and see if it charges. If it charges, then you have a cable problem. Fortunately, the cable problem is the easiest to fix. You simply have to purchase a new cable and the problem will go away. MFI-Certified Cable When shopping for a new cable, always buy MFI certified cable. MFI certified cable means that the cable has conformed to Apple’s high standard of proper lightning cables. If you brought a cable that is not MFI certified, these cables are of lower quality and may damage your iPad internal components. Worse, you may get a prompt in iOS that says this accessory may not be supported. Always buy MFI certified cable.

Conclusion

In conclusion, if your iPad is still not charging despite the attempts above, then you might have a more serious issue. This usually indicates a much more serious issue underlying your iPad. Fortunately, there are a lot of professional iPad repairs in Singapore that can give your iPad a good look. If your device is still under warranty, give Apple store a visit. You might be able to claim warranty for a repair or a brand new iPad.