One of the errors that frequently occurs with Apple devices is the problem to load. If you ipad not charging, you should know the causes and their solutions.

Why doesn't iPad charge?

Charging problems are very common on iPads, and the reason is not necessarily because there is a technical problem inside. Most of the time they are problems so simple that you can even solve them at home, without having to go to an expert in these devices.

However, when the problem is more serious, the only solution is for a specialist technician to review it and determine the solutions.

To help you identify the slightest problems, here is a list that also includes some possible solutions to make your iPad charge again without inconveniences.

Check the condition of the charging cable

It is one of the problems that frequently occurs not only with iPads, but with any other Apple device. And it is that, physical damage to the cable can influence its proper functioning and prevent the charge from being carried out as it commonly did.

The first thing you should do if this problem occurs, is to test the cable on another device. In case it does not work, you should change it for a new one, because otherwise your iPad will not charge in any way.

Using cables not certified by Apple is another problem that frequently occurs when charging a device. For this reason, it is recommended that the new cable be certified to guarantee its operation.


Check the charging port

One of the main causes is that the charging port is dirty, and for this reason, the iPad is not charging. No matter what type of port your device uses, it can be:

  • A 30-pin port, used on iPad 3 or one of its earlier versions.
  • The USB-C type port used by the iPad Pro.
  • The Lightning port that is used by other iPads.

All these ports are constantly exposed to dust, or any other particle that may interfere with the connection with the charging cable and the device. For this reason, it is recommended that, before you connect the charger, you check the status of the ports, if it has any lint or dirt, for example.

If you see dirt in the port, you must clean it so that it can charge your iPad without problems, and it is very simple, you just have to do it very carefully so as not to damage the connector. Find a toothpick or Q-tip, make sure it's completely dry, and begin to extract the dust.


After cleaning it, try again connecting your charger and it should work fine. However, in case it does not work, we leave you other alternatives.

Change the power adapter of the iPad

Verify that the iPad power adapter is working without problems, this is because if it is damaged or deteriorated it will not charge the device. Or on the other hand, it can even cause a short circuit on the logic board.

One way to identify that the adapter is not correct is because your iPad is "apparently" charging but does not go up 1%. You need to get the correct one in relation to volts and amperage. For example, there are 10 W USB power adapters, and 5.1V, 2.1 A, these are specific for:

  • iPad Air 2.
  • iPadAir.
  • iPad Mini 4.
  • iPad Mini 3.
  • iPad Mini 2.
  • iPad 2.

In addition, there are also 18W USB-C power adapters, and these are either 5V 3A, or 9V 2A. These should be used to charge the following devices:

  • 11-inch iPad Pro.
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation).
  • 12,9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation).
  • 12,9-inch iPad Pro (4th generation).

The other power adapters are 20W USB-C, ranging from 5V 3A, or 9V 2.22A. These are used to charge the following equipment:

  • iPad Pro 11-inch third generation.
  • iPad Air fourth generation.
  • iPad PRO 12,9-inch fifth generation.
  • iPad mini 6th generation.
  • iPad eighth generation.
  • iPad ninth generation.

In case you have any of these mentioned devices, you already know the power adapter that corresponds to your mobile.

Software Problems

Another reason why your iPad may not be charging is because the software has a programming problem. And therefore, a notification appears on the screen where it is reflected that the charger you are using is not adequate and represents a threat to your equipment.

Even if you think that it may be a problem that does not occur so frequently, it is more common than it seems. This is because the devices are programmed to prevent them from charging if the power adapter is seen as a threat. The way to solve this problem is very simple:

  • If your iPad doesn't have a home button, here's what you can do: Press and release the volume button closest to the power button.
  • then you must press and release the volume button that is farthest away, of the power button.
  • now continue pressing the top button on your iPad so that it can be restarted.
  • On the other hand, if your iPad has a home button, just do the following: Press the power button and the home button at the same time until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
  • Done, it's already rebooting.

Perform a DFU restore

This is the last solution we have for you, and it should only be carried out, in case the previous ones do not work.

It is about making a ipad full code restore, that is, erase everything and restore all its factory values. It is a solution used only when dealing with a big problem in the software.

It is recommended that before carrying out this process you make a backup copy of all your information so that you do not lose your videos, photos, applications, or other data.