Solution 1: Soft Reset your iPad
A soft reset, or simple rebooting your slow charging iPad, can be helpful in freeing up memory and closing down all apps. There might be an app which keeps draining your iPad’s battery and shutting it down through a soft reset may help. To soft reset your iPad, follow these simple steps:
1. Press and hold the Power button and Home button simultaneously for about 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo.
2. Release the Power and Home buttons after the Apple logo appears on your iPhone’s screen.
3. Your iPad will begin to reboot and you will be back on the lock screen when the iPad starts up.
4. Connect your iPad’s lightning cable to charge it.
If this solution does not work, move on to the next solution.
Bonus Tip: To make your iPad charge quickly, you can disable the WiFi or 3G/4G connectivity or simply put the device on Airplane mode, this will make the iPad charge quickly.
Solution 2: Use a Different Power Outlet or USB Port
The power outlet where you have connected your iPad’s charger may be faulty or the USB port to which you have connected your iPad’s lightning cable may not be working well. Due to this the power outlet or the USB port may not be able to give the power your iPad needs to get charged. Follow these steps if you are using a power outlet:
1. Take out the iPad charger from the power outlet you are using.
2. Connect the iPad charger to a different power outlet.
3. If your iPad is still charging slowly, repeat steps 1 and 2 until you find a good working power outlet.
If you are using a USB port on your computer, follow these steps:
1. Take out the iPad cable from the USB port you are using.
2. Connect the iPad cable to a different USB port on your computer.
3. If your iPad is still charging slowly, repeat steps 1 and 2 until you find a good working USB port.
If the above solution does not solve your problem, then move on to the next one.
Solution 3: Use a Different Charging Cable
Here is another solution if you iPad charging slow. Your slow charging iPad problem may be due to a faulty or damaged charging cable. Your current charging cable may be torn from places or it just won’t work really well. Follow these steps:
1. Get a new Apple lightning-to-USB cable or use any other working cable you have.
2. Use the new cable with your slow charging iPad.
3. Check by using the cable on a power outlet and a USB port on your computer as well.
4. If your iPad is still charging slow, repeat steps 1 till 3 until you find a good working charging cable.
Solution 4: Use a Different Power Brick
Make sure that you are using a power brick that was made for or came with your iPad. If you are using an iPhone power brick, that may be the problem of your slow charging iPad. The iPad power brick gives a power output of 12 Watts whereas the iPhone power brick gives a power output of 5 Watts. Due to a smaller power output, your iPad may be charging slowly with your iPhone charger.
1. Take out the current power brick you are using from the power outlet.
2. If the power output on your power brick is 12 Watts, then it is an iPad power brick. You don’t need to follow the remaining steps
3. If the power output on your power brick is 5 Watts, then it is an iPhone power brick.
4. Get a power brick which has 12 Watts of power output. Make sure you get a genuine Apple product.
5. Charge your iPad from the 12 Watt power brick.
If this solves your problem, then you are good to go. If not, then move on to the next step.
Solution 5: Factory Reset your iPad
If none of the above mentioned solutions work, it’s better to reset your iPad to factory defaults to remove everything that is causing your iPad to charge slowly. Before going through the following steps, make sure you have made a backup of all your important files because this will remove each and everything on your iPad.
1. Go to the “Settings” app on your iPad by tapping the Settings icon.
2. Tap on General in the Settings app.
3. Scroll down until you see “Reset” and tap on it.
4. Tap on “Erase All Contents and Settings”.
5. Enter your Apple email ID and password if the iPad asks.
6. The reset process will start which will take a few minutes and you will see the welcome screen after the reset has completed.
7. Your iPad will be as good as new.
8. Try charging it to see if it is charging fast.
These were the 5 super simple things to make your slow charging iPad charge faster in 2016. These 5 solutions are super simple to do and don’t require too much effort. If the above solutions don’t work and your iPad’s battery is getting bothersome, take it to the nearest Apple Store to get it checked. It’s better to take good care of your electronics so that they do not even need to get repairs.