iPhone or iPad Air 2 Won’t Charge Battery: Here are some Fix you can try!

// April 10, 2017

Whether you are using iPhone 7 or iPad Pro, or an old version of iPhone or iPad, there are many solutions that you can try to fix the iPhone or iPad won’t charge problem. This issue can be distressing as we need these small gadgets not only for entertainment purposes but also for business matters and contacting our families and friends.

While some Apple users have a hardware problem, some issues are caused by a software problem, and they only require few steps to solve it. Before you visit the nearest Apple Store, here are some easy fixes that you can do.

iPhone or iPad Won’t Charge: Here’s the fix

1. Check Port for Debris

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One of the main reasons why iPhone or iPad Air 2 won’t charge is because of the small objects or debris hiding inside the charger port. The first thing that you can do is to check if there is a buildup of dirt, lint or debris inside. Use a toothpick, dry toothbrush or air compress to remove these particles. Make sure that you do it gently.

2. Force Restart

If you are having problems because your iPhone or iPad Air 2 won’t charge, one of the easiest ways to fix this issue is by performing a force restart. Like your computers, your smartphones or iPads also need to restart to fix issues or bugs on its own. To do this:

  • Press and hold the On/Off button together with the Volume Down button (iPhone 7 or newer) or Home button (iPhone 6s or older). Wait for the Apple logo to appear before you release the buttons.
  • Once your device has restarted, connect your charger again and see if it’s already working. If not, jump to the next solution.

3. Change Ports or Outlets

Sometimes, ports or outlets are not functioning properly when you need it, particularly if you wanted to plug into a computer or wall that you have not used before for charging purposes. Your iPhone 7 or iPad Air 2 won’t charge for unknown reasons, but it can be an electrical or outlet or port problem.

You can try to use a different outlet or port and see if your iOS device will start to charge. If this solution does not help, jump to the next one.

4. Change Cables

If there is nothing wrong with your iOS device and power source, the problem could be your cable. Like ports or outlets, cables can also have problems that prevent you from charging your iPhone 6 or iPad Air 2. Check your cable carefully for any damages or tear. If you are using third party cables, even the slightest damage or tear can lead to malfunction.

Try to use a different cable. If you do not have an extra, you can borrow from someone and see if using another cable will fix the problem. Once it starts charging via different cable, make sure that you will buy an original cable or two and avoid pulling or bending it.

If changing the port, outlet or cable do not help, check the next solution.

5. Restore Device in iTunes

After performing the solutions above and nothing worked, you will have to restore your iPhone or iPad Air 2 in iTunes. You are probably thinking, why not in iCloud? It is because iTunes is safer in a way that it can re-install or reload all your data instead of everything on your iOS device. Using iTunes can also solve some problems that iCloud restore or forced restart cannot. Using encrypted backup also allows you to restore passwords, which is more convenient, so you do not have to enter all passwords in all your account.

Step 1: Connect your iOS device to your computer or Mac using your USB or Lightning cable.

Step 2: Open iTunes on your PC or Mac. Make sure that you are running the latest version of iTunes to avoid any problems during the process.

Step 3: On the top left of the window, click the Device tab.

Step 4: Click Backup button to start your backup.

Step 5: Wait for the completion of your backup.

Step 6: Once your backup is complete, click Restore.

Step 7: Keep your iPhone or iPad Air 2 connected until the process is completed. Once you are done restoring your iOS device, you can now try to charge it again.

If restoring your iPhone 7, iPad Pro 2 or any other iOS devices does not help, there is only one solution that you can do.

6. Visit the Nearest Apple Store

If all the solutions above do not help, the best thing that you can do is to visit the nearest Apple store. If your device is severely bad due to water contact or it fell from a 50 story building, there is a higher chance that your iPhone or iPad Air 2 won’t charge. There could be a problem in your device’s battery or port that has to be fixed and replaced. Buying a new device is an option if the replacement cost is almost the same as getting the latest version.

Do you have other questions or other solutions to fix this problem? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

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