Check if your iPad’s charger isn’t plugged directly into the wall outlet
If you are experiencing problems with your iPad charging, the first thing you should check is the iPad’s charger. You may have damaged it or it may be in need of repair. Depending on the problem, you might need to replace the charging cable, the charger or both.
If you have a Lightning cable that is discolored or frayed, you might want to change it. A new Apple Lightning cable might solve your problems. Another option is to borrow an adapter from a friend, and try charging your iPad from it. To avoid having to borrow an adapter, you should make sure to check whether the wall outlet is turned on.
If you are using the original charger that came with your iPad, there might be an issue with the hardware of the charger. If you see “This Accessory May Not Be Supported,” this means that your charging block is not compatible with your iPad. Alternatively, you may have a software problem.
Charging your iPad with an old or non-MFi certified cable can also cause damage. This can lead to overheating of the hardware components of the iPad. When you use a certified cable, the hardware components are not overheated.
Another possible reason why your iPad is not charging is because the charging port is clogged with dust. You can clean the port with canned air or a toothpick. However, you should be careful not to contact the edges of the port. Keep in mind that you should not touch the charging port with tweezers or other metallic objects.
Your iPad’s Lightning port is an open-air port that can be affected by debris and lint. It can get dirty and clogged over time, especially if you are storing it in a bag. Cleaning the port might fix the problem, but you should make sure to power off the device and firmly plug the cable in to prevent the port from getting damaged.
If the port is still clogged, you might have a damaged Lightning cable. You might need to replace the port or buy a new one. Also, you may have to restart your device to allow it to recharge. If you are unable to charge your device, you might have to take it to the Apple store to have it fixed.
Some older iPads have a USB-C port. These are not as likely to become clogged as the Lightning port, but they can be clogged with dust. In order to fix the problem, you should clean the port with a small amount of compressed air or a toothpick. Alternatively, you can go to an Apple Store to have the port cleaned for free.
Sometimes the port can be clogged because of the lint that accumulates over time. You can easily clean the port by removing the lint with a toothpick or an anti-static brush. Make sure to power off your iPad before cleaning the port.
If you are still having trouble with your iPad’s charging, you might have a broken prong. The USB end of the cable should be firmly plugged into the port.