Why Does My iPad Take So Long To Charge?

Why Does My iPad Take So Long To Charge? is one of the most common questions I have been asked by most newbie artists starting off using iPads. 

There are a number of reasons why this happens and a number of tactics you can use to solve or troubleshoot the problems.

Normally 2 to 3 hours is enough for your tablet to fully charge. If it takes longer than this most likely there is a problem that you need to look into.

Reasons Why your iPad may take So Long To Charge?

  • Fake Chargers
  • Dirty Port
  • Degraded Battery
  • Battery in Use
  • Application issues
  • Fake of Faulty cable

Fake Chargers and Cables

It is recommended that you use Apple’s original charger. If you use the wrong charger, it may have a lower voltage which may cause problems charging your iPad.

The low voltage will result in very long charging hours or poor-quality power that can cause slow power input. 

In the long run, poor charge quality will cause more harm than good to your battery. The result will be a slow charge, fast charge draining, or your battery can altogether die out and stop working.

Old Tablet Battery

With continued charging, the iPad battery slowly degrades and will not function like it used to. The only remedy to this is the continued use of original chargers and ultimate battery replacement.

Dirty Port

Dirt particles getting into your charging ports can form an insulating layer between the charger and the iPad.

 Apart from blocking your charging, dust particles will cause your speakers and mics to block affecting the overall user experience. Proper cleaning will easily solve this problem.

Application issues

Rogue applications or applications that have been allowed to run in the background will consistently consume your power leading to slow charging and fast power consumption.

The solution to this is a factory reset that will remove all added apps and set the other applications to default.

Battery in Use

If you charge your iPad as you use it, it may charge slowly. Power usage should be slower than power charging to get a continued charge increase.

How to speed up iPad Charging

Some of the most common solutions to the problem include:

  1. Restarting your iPad
  2. Cleaning your charging Ports with cotton wool
  3. Test your iPad with a different Cable
  4. Factory Restore Your iPad
  5. Consider getting a new battery
  6. Turn off the iPad and charge it when it is off

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