If your iPad, iPhone won’t charge be it iPad pro or iPhone 7 or an older version of iPhone 4 or iPad Air, there are many things which you can do before you go to a repair shop or consult Apple for help. I am not telling it will not be a hardware problem. It can be a hardware problem lie dock connector or battery or lightning problem, but most often it can be a software problem too that can be fixed by few simple steps.
iPhone/iPad not charging
1) Force a Restart:
If your iPad or iPhone is not charging, the first thing you need to do is the easiest one which is a forced restart. For this
a) Press and hold down the sleep/wake button present on the right side (iPhone 6 or later) or top (all other ipads, iPhones, and iPods) of your device.
b) While you continue to hold wae/sleep button, press and hold the home button (for iPhone 6 or older versions) or the volume down button (for iPhone 7 or newer versions)
c) While holding both Sleep/wake and Home or Volume down buttons as the screen turn off and keep holding them until you see your iPad or iPhone screen turning back on and displaying the apple logo.
2) Switch outlets or ports:
Though it may sound funny, sometimes USB ports or the outlets will not work. That’s especially true if you never plugged into a computer before or if you are plugging into a wall. It can also happen if there is an electrical or other problem in your port or regular outlet.
Hence make sure you plug it into a different USB port or outlet and now check if your iPad or iPhone is charging. If plugged in not charging, then keep reading this post.
3) Switch cables:
Not only outlets, cables also can fail. They may get chewed up by the wear and tear of travel or even household life. Sometimes, the third party cables can have defects. If there is no problem with the device i.e. your iPad or iPhone, and no problem with your power source, then you need to check the cable.
Try a different cable. If you don’t have one available, then try a different cable from your friend, family member or colleague or whoever has one or even from a store in a shopping mall. Just try with one or two cables other than the one which you use regularly and see how it works. If it works, then its great, if iPad says not charging then please continue reading this post.
4) Restore in iTunes:
After you try all the easy ways out there, then try the harder ones. In case, there is a choice between restoring iPhone or iPad in iTunes, then iTunes is a safe bet than icloud because it re-installs, offloads and reloads your data rather than doing everything in place and on your device. That can sometimes shake loose bad bits that even a forced restart or icloud restore cant. If you use an encrypted backup, it will restore your passwords so you can get back up and running faster.
1) connect your iPod touch, iPad or iPhone to iTunes on your mac or windows pc via 20 pin dock connector or lightning.
2) click on the device tab which is present at the top left
3) click on back up
4) Now wait for the back up to complete
5) Next tap restore
6) Wait for the restore to complete
When all this is done, try charging again. If it wors, then success, if not then try our last resort idea
5) Sometimes there is a real problem. Like any physical connector, the 30 pin dock port or the lightning is subject to both electric failures and wear and tear problems. There can be an issue with your battery too. If you have Apple care + then go there and get your problem fixed. If you are not living close to an Apple store, then you an all 1-800-MY-APPLE in order to set up a mail-in repair.
Did you fix it?
If you had iPad, iPod touch or an iPhone that couldn’t charge and one of the above-mentioned tricks worked then let me know or if you know any more new tricks do let me know as well. I hope you liked our article on iPad mini/iPad air not charging. If you have any doubts about iPad not charging on pc please do comment below.