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).
I just got a new iPhone, and now I want my child to have my previous iPhone. However, I want to clean out all my content before giving the iPhone away, so my child can start with a clean new iPhone.
Is there an easy way to do that ?
Yes, doing so is rather easy, but it can only be done this simply if you can access the iPhone using the previous owner’s login (to prevent stolen iPhones from being erased before they can be traced).
For a quick ‘clean install’ of your iPhone (or iPad), just do this :
login to the iPhone using the previous (or actually still ‘current’) user’s login-pin or fingerscan
open the Settings app
in the Settings page that opens, scroll down a little and click on General
in the General page that opens, scroll down to the bottom an click on Reset
in the Reset page that opens, click on “Erase All Content and Settings”
now follow all directions given on your iPhone, then wait while it’s being reset
finally, the iPhone will reboot and you will have a ‘virgin-like’ iOS
Now, your child can start with a clean iPhone 😉
BEWARE : if you are donating your iPhone to charity or to someone you don’t know too well or to someone your don’t trust 100%, do not use this simple method to clean your iPhone ! as it does not fully protect you from people still being able to get some of your old data from your iPhone… (…and steal your photo’s, credit card info or even identity) ; in that case, hook your iPhone up to a computer and erase it’s memory with multiple overwrites (7 or more overwrites is considered ‘safe’) before doing a new install of iOS ; note that you might need extra software to do so