iPad Charging Slowly? Here Are Tips

Q:"Why is my iPad charging slowly? I plug my iPad into the charger when I go to sleep, but it is still not fully charged in the next morning. It is confusing me. If you know some practical ways, please tell me. Thanks!" - Artemis from Apple Forum

This is not a rare issue. Many iPad users have encountered such a problem or are experiencing annoying things like Artemis. There are lots of reasons for the iPhone charging issues. They can be divided into software and hardware problem generally, such as water damage, broken battery, application conflict, or other system problem. Six solutions are proposed below according to different reasons.

Part 1. Check Your iPad Charger and USB Cable

The first thing you need to do when you find your iPad charging slow even plugged is to inspect whether USB cable is original or not. If you are sure iPad charging cable is original, you can check if it is frayed. As everyone knows, USB cables are not resistant to wear. Once it is damaged, it will not work properly.

Broken charger possibly causes the iPad doesn't charge at normal speed. Therefore, you can charge your iPad with your friend's Apple charger, because different chargers output different amounts of electricity. If your iPad is charged fast with another charger, it shows you need to purchase the new charger.

check usb cable

Part 2. Remove Conflicted Applications

Another reason is that some power-hungry apps lead the iPad to charge slowly. Maybe some applications run automatically when you charge your iPad. Under this condition, you can remove the apps temporarily or charge the iPad after you turn it off.

remove conflicted apps

Part 3. Hard Reset Your iPad

If the first two methods are not helpful for you, you will try to force restart the device to repair the problem of iPad slow at charging. The way to restart iPad is very simple. You just press and hold the "Power" button and the "Home" button roughly 10 seconds at the same time until you see the black screen. Then, you need to keep holding the two buttons until the Apple logo appears on the screen. Like that, your iPad force reset successfully and you can test if the problem is solved through charging again.

hard reset ipad

Part 4. Replace Your iPad Battery

Battery replacement is also a proper way to repair iPad charging very slow. Some bad habits will cause the battery to be damaged more or less while charging. For instance, playing music when charging, charging iPad when power is exhausted, and so on. Something like this will result in certain damage to battery. So if there is something wrong with your iPad battery, you just have to replace the battery in Apple store. In order not to cause other hardware damage, it is not recommended that you change the battery by yourself if you are not proficient in technology.

replace ipad battery

Part 5. Put iPad into DFU Mode with iTunes

When the simple methods above are not valid, you can try this advanced way to fix it with iTunes. Perhaps the steps are a bit more complex, but the method of operation is simple. If this way is right for you, you can read carefully the following steps.

restore ipad with itunes

Step 1: Run the iTunes on your computer. If you never install iTunes on your PC, you need to download the installation package of the latest version of iTunes first;

Step 2: Put your iPad into DFU mode. You need to press and hold the "Power" and "Home" button simultaneously about 10 seconds. Then please release the "Power" button until the black screen appears. Now your iPad is set into DFU mode and connect it to the computer with original USB;

Step 3: iTunes will detect your device. After connecting, iTunes will check your iPad in DFU mode that needs to be restored. Then you can click "OK";

Step 4: Start to restore your iPad. Last, click "Restore and Update" to restore your iPad. After restoring, you can charge the iPad again to check if the problem of charging slowing is done.

Part 6. Use Joyoshare UltFix to Repair iPad Charging Slowly Without Data Loss

If the problem is not solved with iTunes, it is time to use iOS system repair tool. As the powerful and professional iOS repair software, Joyoshare UltFix will guarantee to fix the iPad system issues safely. With two repair mode including "Standard Mode" and "Advanced Mode", it can repair more than 30 types iOS system issues with no data loss, such as iPad can't connect to iTunes, iPad stuck in headphone mode, iPad won't turn on, etc. And you can restore your iPad to factory setting with "Advanced Mode".

Of course, it not only can repair the iPad system problems, but also support the latest iOS 13 and a series of iOS devices. Besides, Joyoshare UltFix offers you one click to enter or exit the recovery mode for free. You can get it to normal mode without step-by-step operation. And the operation interface of Joyoshare UltFix is very concise. You can fix your iPad charging easily. Following is the steps of operation.

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With the rapid development of artificial intelligence, we are increasingly inseparable from smart products like iPad. The charging problems often disturb people. In reality, the fact that iPad charged slowly or iPhone won’t charge usually occurs. Although this is not a serious issue, it is a problem that needs to be solved urgently. The article talks about 6 solutions including common ways and advanced methods. If you can’t solve the issues with common ways, you can use advanced methods to fix it. If you are worried that some methods will erase data on your iPad, you can use Joyoshare UltFix. It can repair your iPad system problem safely and quickly without data loss. Hope these methods will help you.


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