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Is Your iPad Charging Slowly? How to Fix        

Most users face the issue that their iPad devices are slow in charging. When iPad devices are charging very slow, it may be due to hardware problems such as iPad falling down or falling in water or software problems such as apps conflicts.

Why My iPad Charging Slowly?

Here are some of the best methods to fix the issue of iPad charging slowly and how to charge the iPad faster:

  1. Restart Your iPad

    iPad Charging Slowly

The first and foremost method to fix the issue of the iPad charging very slowly is to restart your iPad. Sometimes the software crashes on your iPad cause the iPad charging process to be slow. Follow the below-given steps to restart your iPad:

  • You need to press and hold the power button until you view the slide to power off on the screen of your iPad.
  • Then swipe the red power icon from left to right on the screen.
  • Then you need to wait a few seconds and then press and hold and power button again to turn on your iPad.
  • Then release the power button when you view the Apple logo on the screen of your iPad. 
  1. Manage Apps

Some apps consume more power that causes the rapid battery drain. While charging the iPad, if these apps are still running on your iPad, it takes more time to get completely charged. If you use your iPad while charging, it also takes more time to fully charge up. First of all,  you need to update all the apps on your iPad. If apps are not up-to-date, it may cause issues. Follow the below-given steps to manually install the pending app, updates on your iPad:

  • You need to click the App Store from the Home screen of your iPad.
  • Then scroll down to the bottom from the App Store’s main screen. Then click on the Updates tab.
  • You need to wait for a few seconds until the list of all apps with pending updates appears.
  • Then click the Update button next to the name of the app to install individual updates.
  • If there are multiple app updates available, you need to click on the Update All button on the top-right of the screen to install all app updates at the same time.
  1. Uninstall and re-install the app

It is necessary to restart your iPad once the apps are updated so as to refresh its memory and implement the recent app changes. If you still face the same issue, you need to check and identify the apps that use the most power. Sometimes uninstalling and then reinstalling the app clear the app cache and data. It is essential to fix corrupted apps that cause an issue of slow charging on your iPad. Follow the below-given steps to uninstall and then reinstall the app:

  • You need to open the Settings from the Home screen of your iPad.
  • Then click on the General and then click iPad Storage.
  • Then you need to search and choose the suspected app that you want to uninstall from your iPad.
  • Then click the option to Uninstall the app.
  • Then restart your iPad after uninstalling the application.
  • Then you need to open the App Store to reinstall the application.
  1. Do not use another USB cable or charger:

    It is important not to use duplicate charging cables or connectors.

    Do not use USB cable

  • You can find that variety of fake or duplicate charging cables that cause various issues if you use an expensive electronic device. These duplicate or fake charging cables or connectors cause the problem of the iPad charging very slowly.
  • While connecting a fake cable to your iPad to charge or to transfer data, you get the display message on your iPad that the cable is not supported.
  • It is necessary that you should use the original or genuine charging USB cable to fix the issue of iPad charging very slowly.
  • If you still face a slow charging problem on your iPad, you can also change the USB charging cable or charging adapter.
  • If you charge your iPad through the PC or notebook, it receives less power than while connecting to a wall charger.
  • It is necessary that you should charge your iPad through the wall. Sometimes if you necessarily charge your iPad through the PC, you need to first delete the devices that connect to other USB ports. But it does not charge your iPad fast than a wall charger. 
  1. While charging, do not use your iPad

  • Some people tend to use their iPad while charging such as playing the music when their iPad is charging. But this does not charge your iPad fast.
  • If you want to charge your iPad fast, you should not play music, watch videos and or use for anything at the time of charging. 
  1. Clear the charging port

If there is dust in the charging port, your iPad will charge very slow.

  • You can take a flashlight or you can use the one built into your iPhone and view inside the charging port of your iPad.
  • You can remove the dust with an anti-static brush and an unused toothbrush.
  • Then you need to charge your iPad again and check out if it is still charging slowly or not. 
  1. Turn on Airplane Mode before Charging

    airplane mode on

     

  • Enabling Airplane mode on your iPad disconnects from every single network such as mobile network, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth so that it consumes less battery and charge your iPad faster.
  • But if you want to keep your iPad on, do not enable the Airplane Mode.
  • You can also turn off location services by going to the Settings then click on Privacy and then Location Service.
  • You can also refresh the background App by going to the Settings then tap on General and then click on the Background App Refresh.
  • You need to refresh Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, app downloads/updates and everything that consume more battery to fix the issue of iPad charging slow. 
  1. Do not charge your iPad with your computer

If you tend to connect your iPad with your laptop or desktop computer for charging, it may not provide enough power to charge your iPad.

  • There is more power needed to charge up the iPad than the iPhone.
  • If you plug your iPad to an older computer, there is the warning message display as Not Charging.
  • If you necessarily charge your iPad using a PC, it is necessary that you should not use your iPad while charging. This can make the iPad charging very slowly or not charging.
  • It is important that you should connect your iPad into a power outlet by using the adapter that comes with the iPad. 
  1. Update iOS

     

    Update latest iOS versions

You can also fix the issue of iPad charging slowly or want to charge it fast by updating your iPad system to the latest version to fix this issue. If the iPad does not charge fast, it may be because of a few malware and bugs. These make its charging process unstable. Follow the below-given steps to check for a new iOS update on your iPad:

  • You need to open the Settings.
  • Then click on the General tab.
  • Then click on the Software Update.
  • If there is any update available, you get the notification about the update details and system requirements.
  • Then you need to follow the on-screen instructions to download and install a new update on your iPad. 
  1. Reset all settings

If there are incorrect settings and misconfigured options, it is better to reset all settings on your iPad. This is also the reason for the iPad not charging fast. This method deletes all customized settings including invalid configurations. It is necessary to have a backup of all your data. Follow the below-given steps to reset all settings on your iPad to enable it to charge fast:

reset All settings

  • You need to open the Settings from the Home screen of your iPad.
  • Then click on the General tap.
  • Then scroll down to the bottom and then click on Reset.
  • You need to choose the option to Reset all settings.
  • You also required to enter your passcode if prompts. Then follow the on-screen instructions to reset all settings on your iPad.
  • When the reset process completes, you need to turn on individual features particularly those that by default disabled so as to use them again on the iPad.
  • Now, you need to check out if the iPad charging slowly issue fix or not. 
  1. Factory reset

You can also use this method of resorting to factory resets and system restore which is essential to remove the complex system errors. This method can help you to charge your iPad fast. The factory reset method erases all data from your device system. It is necessary to have a backup before performing this method. It is also important that your iPad is fully charged for performing this method. When you create the backup, you can factory reset your iPad by following the below-given steps:

  • You need to open the Settings from the Home screen of your iPad.
  • Then click on the General tab.
  • Then scroll down to the bottom and then click on Reset.
  • You need to choose the option to Erase all content and settings.
  • You are required to enter your passcode if prompts. Then you need to follow the on-screen instructions to complete system reset.
  • Now, you need to check out if the iPad charging fast or not. 
  1. DFU Restore in iTunes

iTunes is the device management tool and music library in your devices. It allows you to fix the issues of the iOS device and manage data and also enables your iPad to charge fast. Follow the below-given easy and simple steps to backup and restore your iPad:

  • You need to launch the iTunes on your PC.
  • Then turn off your iPad device in order to place the iPad into DFU mode.
  • Then you need to plug it to the computer through lightning cable.
  • Then press and hold the Power button and Home button simultaneously for at least 10 seconds.
  • Then release the Power button.
  • When you place your iPad into DFU mode, iTunes detect a device in Recovery Mode that requires to be restored. Then click Ok.
  • Then iTunes prompts you to Restore and later Restore and Update your iPad.
  • You need to confirm it and proceed with the on-screen instructions. 
  1. Replace the Battery

If your iPad still does not charge fast after a DFU restore, there may be a hardware problem. You need to replace the battery of your iPad.
Replace the battery

All the above-mentioned methods are effective and helpful in resolving the issue of iPad charging slowly and also guide you on how to charge your iPad faster. If in case these methods do not fix the issue, there may be a hardware issue with the iPad. You can contact Apple for support.

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