Why Does My iPad Say Not Charging?

A touch screen tablet computer, the iPad is one of the most popular and most widely sold today. You can use the device to watch movies, play games, compose and send emails, read books, and listen to music. Due to its ease of use and portability, the iPad has become so popular. There are, however, many cases like this one in which the iPad is unable to charge and cannot function.

There is a problem with the connector in the iPad that is preventing the charging from the charger or outlets. In its place, it must be connected to a computer or power source. We will discuss why the iPad does not charge in this article and how to resolve the issue.

How to fix a non-charging iPad

There is a possibility that your iPad will not charge properly. Make sure there is enough power in the computer or charger it is connected to. There are five most common reasons for iPads not charging:

1) Bad cable

When an iPad does not charge, one of the major causes is a damaged cable. Using a product can cause fraying or exposed wires and pins to become bent out of shape. If this occurs, the cable will need to be replaced.

2) Bad Charger

The charger is the second most common cause of an iPad not charging. It is possible that your third-party charger has worn out and is no longer capable of charging your iPad. You must purchase a new charger. If this is not the case, your power supply may be defective.

3) Bad power source

Bad power sources can also cause iPads not to charge. The outlet might not be grounded, or there’s a problem with the outlet. 

With a power strip, you have to turn three screws to get a grounded outlet. You might also find that your iPad works just fine, but that it doesn’t charge if the screws aren’t in the right place. Ask an electrician if this is the case.

4) Overheating Ipad

If you own an older iPad, the circuits of your device may no longer function properly as a result of being too hot.

Many factors can contribute to this issue, including leaving your iPad in the sun or a hot environment for an extended period.

In this case, you should let your device cool down before charging it again.

5) The iPad Connector or Port is Broken or Bent

Some iPad connectors have been damaged due to misuse or accidents. A connector is a part of the iPad which is used to connect the charger to charge the device.

It is possible for the prongs on your iPad to become bent over time and due to prolonged usage. A dropped iPad may also prevent a proper connection to take place for charging if it has been dropped.

Fixing This Problem

Several methods are available for you to use to resolve the issue of your iPad not charging. Use the methods below to resolve the issue and then retry charging your iPad.

Play and Plug 

Your first option is to try what is known as the plug-and-play method. If you are experiencing problems charging your iPad, you may need to plug the charger into a power source and then wait for it to charge. Connect the charger to your iPad after unplugging the charger from your power source. 

It is possible to resolve this problem by unplugging one of the two cables on the iPad and restarting the computer or power source.

Apple Wall Charger

You can also use an Apple wall charger to fix your problem. They’re designed specifically for Apple products and are easy to use.

Make sure you’ve turned off your iPad before you try to charge it. Plug the charger into your wall outlet with the power adapter after that.

USB Cable

If you are still experiencing difficulties with charging your iPad, you can try using a wall charger or USB cable. Electricity can be transferred through the cable by plugging it into a computer and then attaching it to the iPad. If this does not resolve the problem, you may need to upgrade the cable.

Don’t use an overheated battery

You need to understand that this problem only occurs when your iPad is left in direct sunlight.

If your iPad is older, then it may be that the battery is overheating, and that could be resulting in this issue. If this is not the case, you should contact an Apple Authorized Service Provider to resolve the issue.

Wait for the iPad to cool down

When your iPad overheats, the best thing to do is to wait for it to cool down. You can then try charging it again after it has cooled down.

Effects of not solving the problem

If you attempt to fix this problem yourself, it can be very frustrating. Like any other technical issue, this will affect your iPad if you do not fix it. The effects include:

1) You may lose all of the information you have stored on your iPad. Using your iPad for work or learning material can become a problem if you are unable to access them.

2) A new iPad might be needed. It may be necessary to purchase a new iPad if this is not the case.

3) This problem can damage the iPad. The iPad’s circuits may not be working properly if they cannot charge. This may lead to your iPad malfunctioning, breaking, or burning out.

4) When the iPad’s battery wears out, it may no longer function. Your iPad stops working when it becomes too hot, as the power source is not able to function as well as it used to.


There are several things that you can do to correct the issue, and the problem can prove to be very frustrating. You should take immediate action as this problem is likely caused by one of the problems with your iPad. It would be best if you contacted an Apple Authorized Service Provider or repair center so that this problem could be resolved.

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