If your iPad Pro is low on power, place your tablet in the charger as usual. But unfortunately the device isn’t charging at all …
And that’s what prompted us to find a possible solution to fix the uncharged iPad Pro. Take a breath and be friends! There can be multiple reasons behind the problem (that is, bad cables and software bugs).
Let’s go to the bottom with a breakdown!
- 1 Will the iPad Pro be charged?Try these solutions
Will the iPad Pro be charged?Try these solutions
- Kill all apps and allow your iPad to be charged peacefully
- Force a device reboot
- Clean the charging port
- Charge your device using a wall outlet
- Do you get an error that the accessory is not certified?Check the cable
- Update iPad Pro software
Caution: All solutions listed below apply to all iPads. So, regardless of your iPad OS device, you can try them and solve the problem.
1. Kill all apps to allow your iPad to charge properly
First of all, charge your iPad Pro with complete peace of mind. This means stop streaming video, playing music, or leaving apps open while your device is charging. It is also known to consume a lot of power, so turn off location tracking. This solution sounds interesting, but it actually helps speed up charging. Therefore, there should be no harm in trying it.
To kill the app on your iPad, swipe up from the bottom to the center of the screen. Then swipe up on the app card to close it.
To disable location tracking Setting → privacy → Location-based services.. Then turn off the switch. Then charge your device as usual to see if you’ve fixed an iPad that doesn’t charge.
2. Force a reboot of the device
Yeah, it’s the same little hack we remember when our device encounters some common issues like app crashes and touchscreen unresponsiveness. There is a trick to solve the charging problem, so please give it a try.
For iPad Pro with home button: Press and hold the top and home buttons at the same time until you see the Apple logo.
For iPad Pro with Face ID: Press the volume up button, then the volume down button. Then press and hold the button at the top until you see the Apple logo on your screen.
3. Clean the charging port
Believe it or not, it turns out that debris is a hidden cause to keep your iPhone or iPad from charging over and over again. It is recommended to clean the charging port.
This could be the answer to this charging mess. First, turn off your tablet. Then use a regular toothpick to gently remove any lint that may be stuck in the port.
4. Charge the device using the wall power outlet
Another trick you should try is to use a wall outlet. By comparison, you can charge your iPad faster and more efficiently. Therefore, connect the USB charging cable to the USB power adapter. Then plug the adapter into the wall and start charging. Then lock the iPad screen and wait 10-15 minutes. Then check if the device starts charging.
- When using a wall outlet, make sure the charging cable, USB wall adapter, and wall outlet / AC power cable are securely connected.
- If you’re charging your iPad through your computer, connect the charging cable to the USB 2.0 / 3.0 port and make sure your computer isn’t in sleep mode. Be careful not to use the USB port on your keyboard. Connect the cable to a powered USB hub or a certified docking station.
5. Do I get an error that the accessory is not certified?Check the cable
The “Accessories not certified” pop-up most often appears when using duplicate or fake cables, but that’s not the only reason.
For example, pop-ups may appear if the cable is damaged, is not properly connected to the device, or if there is a cause for the cable to not fit properly in the port (such as lint or debris).
Therefore, make sure that the charging cable and USB adapter are not damaged. It may be due to a broken or bent prong.
If you want to buy a certified USB cable, see the following summary.
6. Update the iPad Pro software
Keeping your device up-to-date is always a good thing, but updating your iOS software has never seemed so essential. This is because it seems to be the only answer to many of the recent problems. So hopefully the solution to this problem may be hidden in the software update.
To update your iPad Setting → General → Software update.. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
Useful insights …
From what I’ve experienced, charging problems generally occur for three main reasons.
- Random glitch: In most cases, a forced reboot will solve the problem.
- Charger failure / duplication: Needless to say, charger failure or duplication is the main cause behind charging problems. For safety reasons, we recommend using a certified charger.
- Software bug: The device may not charge properly due to buggy software. As outlined above, software updates are the best way to get rid of such bugs.
So which tricks have helped fix the iPad charging issue? If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us. Feel free to share your thoughts and feedback with us in the comments section.
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