iPad repairs for charging issues are fairly common.

The most frequent complaints about iPads are

Before you bring your iPad in to PhoneFixation for a repair, try these troubleshooting tips.

1. Have you turned off the iPad completely to charge it? It will charge much more slowly if it is running. If for some reason, you don’t want to turn it off right now, closing open applications and setting it to airplane mode will increase charging speed.

Setting to airplane mode:

1. Swipe UP from the bottom of the screen
2. Select the airplane icon in the top left hand corner
3. That’s it. Remember, airplane mode turns off data access including internet and text messaging.

2. Try restarting. Turn your iPad off, turn it on again and attempt charging. Sometimes your tablet needs to clear its working memory by restarting.

3. Reset your iPad before charging. To reset your iPad, hold down the round Home button and the side power button at the same time for five seconds until the Apple logo appears.

4. Ensure your charging cable is working. We often find that the problem is not with the iPad itself, but with a faulty cable. Whether it’s an authentic Apple cable that is wearing out or an after market product of subpar quality, the cable can be the problem. If you have an additional cable at home, try using it to charge your iPad or borrow one from a friend.

Of course, you can always stop by PhoneFixation and try one of our cables for free.

If that doesn’t work, check that the metal contacts on the iPad and charger are clean, and if they look dirty carefully wipe them off with a soft lint-free cloth.

5. Double check the power source. Many people charge their phones in the kitchen where there is a GFCI breaker on each outlet. Make sure yours is working.

6. Try a different USB port. Much like the cable, USB converters can wear out as well. Try charging your iPad off of the USB port on your computer (though it will be slower) or a different plug. Tired of looking at all of these plugs? A quick and easy DIY project is to install a USB outlet somewhere in your house.

7. Be patient with a drained battery. If your iPad has less than 10% of its battery left, it can take up to 8 hours to fully charge.

If you’ve exhausted your options at home and are still having problems charging your iPad, stop by PhoneFixation in Lee’s Summit or Twin Falls and let us get it running as good as new. We offer many same day appointments as well as drop-in repair options. Most repairs are completed in 30 minutes or less. Stop in today

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