My iPad is no longer charging when I connect it to the Lightning charger cable. I checked the cable and the charger with my iPhone, and when connected the iPhone charges without any problems. Still, whenever I connect my iPad, nothing happens… the charger is not recognised…
What can I do ?
Because your charger and your Lightning charging cable are in good order (because they do charge your iPhone), there are 2 mayor options for this problem :
- the Lightning-port on your iPad (or iPhone) is broken
- there is a lot of dust in your iPad’s (or iPhone’s) Lightning-port
You should first check if your iPad’s Lightning-port is cluttered with dust by sticking a needle or paperclip’s end into the iPad’s Lightning port and gently scraping out all dust that has gathered there. You might need a torch-light to shine into the Lightning-port to make sure that all dust has been taken out. After doing so, hook up the iPad to the Lightning charger cable again… if the green battery and lightning icon appear on your iPad’s screen… if so, you have fixed this problem 😉
If not, just repeat the process by gently scaping all dust out off the Lightning-port and try again (to test).
If that still doesn’t work after multiple times of trial, you might have a hardware failure. If so, go to an AppleStore or an authorised Apple dealer (or your local Apple dealer).
Good Luck !