iPad serves as a great tool for entertainment, ranging from watching movies to playing games. However, battery drain has been among Apple’s main concerns for years, forcing users to leave their tablet on charge after watching 3 episodes of Grey’s Anatomy.
A lot of iPad owners have reported that they cannot charge their device and get “Not Charging” message. The problem seems to be popping out when they plug the device into computer. There could be any reason for why an iPad is not charging, ranging from issues with charging cable to outdated software.
If you are among those users who have been affected by the issue, we have a couple of solutions that help you fix iPad not charging. Before we dive in, make sure you now have the latest software update on your iPad. Go to Settings > General > Software Update and install any available updates.
How to fix an iPad that won’t charge
Disable location services and background app refresh
Location services have been an integral part of iOS for years and pretty accurate at pinpointing your location. However, they suck up a lot of your device’s power, so it’s a good idea to turn it off. To do this, open Settings > Privacy > Location Services and turn off the switch for Location Services.
Background refresh is a nice iOS feature that allows iPhone and iPad apps to check for new content even they are not running. To disable background refresh, open Settings, then hit General > Background App Refresh and turn it off.
Reboot your iPad
If the problem still persists, try restarting your tablet to see if the problem is fixed. To reboot an iPad, you simply need to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and Home button at the same time. Make sure you keep both buttons pressed until you see the Apple logo. If nothing changes, read on.
Restore your iPad using iTunes
Restoring an iPad helps you fix some persistent issues. Doing this will wipe out all data, so make sure you now have an iTunes backup before moving ahead.
Step one: First off, connect your iPad to a Mac or a Windows PC and then open iTunes (make sure you now have the latest iTunes version on your computer)
Step two: Click on Devices at the top left and then hit Back Up Now
Step three: Now just simply hit Restore iPad.
If none of the above-mentioned solutions work for you, make sure you bring your iPad to a local Apple store.
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