iPad shows charging but won’t charge
iPad shows “Not Charging” when connected to USB ports. What can I do?
When I connect my iPad to my computer’s USB ports, the iPad battery area displays a “Not Charging” message.
I understand that iPad requires more power to charge compared to iPhone or iPod, as evidenced by the more powerful iPad (10W) power adapter compared to iPhone (5W).
What can I do to charge iPad through my computer’s USB ports? This computer is a desktop PC and has a 950W power supply. I guess the problem is with the motherboard’s own USB ports as opposed to the total available power 🙂
Are there external USB hubs that can provide enough power to charge iPad?
Is there any other solution to allow the computer’s USB ports to charge the iPad? for example doubling the USB port as I have already seen with some external hard drives?
From the article, Caution about USB Charging from iPad:
[Originally posted on Neowin.net by giga Apr 04, 2010 12:26 PM]
The iPad specs page clearly states USB charging (without mentioning OS requirements), but Apple additionally provided a support document stating that “some USB 2.0 ports and accessories do not provide enough power to charge the iPad.”.
By providing further clarification on Macworld. Apple claims USB charging is supported, but it varies depending on the state of the iPad and the power output of the USB hub:
- For fastest charging, use the 10W USB power adapter that came with iPad. This will allow you to fully charge your iPad after a few hours, even if you are using iPad at the same time.
- When connected to a powerful USB port, such as the latest Mac computers and the iPhone power adapter, iPad charges even while in use, but at a slower rate. (We haven’t determined how much slower yet.) Some third-party USB hubs provide more powerful USB ports, but many don’t; Likewise, USB ports on most Windows PCs do not provide this extra power.
- When connected to lower power USB ports. on older Macs, most Windows PCs, and most USB hubs (powered or unpowered). iPad battery doesn’t charge when iPad is inactive, but charges (again, slowly) when iPad sleeps. What’s confusing is that the “Not Charging” message appears in the menu bar when the iPad is awake, which might lead you to assume that the interfering USB port will never be able to charge your iPad. But rest assured, Apple says once you put your iPad into sleep mode, the battery will actually charge. (If you could see the screen while the iPad was asleep, it might even display a charging icon. It’s the modern “Does the refrigerator light up when I close the door?” Puzzle.)
Further analysis of Apple’s claims reveals that the iPad can only be charged from USB connections that provide around 1A of current.Most USB ports on most older Macs and PCs only provide 500mA and therefore cannot be used to charge the device.
All iPads: Won’t Charge, Charges Intermittently or Other Charging Problems (7 Fixes)
The USB 2.0 specification provides 500 mA of current for high power buses and 100 mA for low power buses. But in April 2009, the spec got a new “Battery Charging Specification” that provided additional current for high-power devices, and it looks like Apple has started to include it in its new Macs.
If you have an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone SE (2020), iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max
Press and quickly release the volume up button. Press and quickly release the volume down button. Then press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.
iPhone or iPad is frozen, won’t turn on or respond to buttons. What to do?
Don’t panic if your iPhone or iPad won’t turn on or respond to buttons when you try to turn it on. There are two ways to quickly bring it into working order, which we will tell you about.
The first two reasons iPhone won’t turn on are not related to hardware or software glitches. Most likely, the smartphone is simply discharged and needs to be recharged, or it freezes, in which case a forced reboot will help.
Your iPhone or iPad battery is completely discharged?
If your iPhone or iPad is discharged, connect it to the power adapter and charge it for 15 minutes, then try to turn it on without disconnecting from the charger.
If the battery is completely discharged, then sometimes after 5-15 minutes of charging, by pressing the power button, you can see an image with a lightning and an outlet on the screen of a smartphone or tablet. This means that not enough time has passed since charging started. Wait a little more.
On the left is a screenshot of an iOS device that is not connected to the charger, on the right. it is charging:
iPhone or iPad is frozen, won’t turn on or respond to buttons (may be black screen)
A common problem. A fully charged iPhone (iPad) is frozen (the program is frozen) or has completely turned off. Pressing the screen or the side button, unfortunately, does not lead to anything and does not start the device.
iPad Not Charging? Here’s The Real Fix!
Do not worry! In 99%, nothing terrible happened, the smartphone automatically went into the so-called “save mode”, this happens if you very rarely restart the device.
It should be noted that resuscitation methods may differ depending on the device model. so.
If you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus
Press and hold both the Power button and the volume down button on the left for 15-20 seconds, after which the Apple logo will appear on the screen.
If you have an iPad equipped with a Face ID scanner (without the Home button)
This method is completely identical with the latest iPhone models: you need to press and quickly release the volume up button. Then press and quickly release the volume down button. Then press and hold the power button until the device restarts (the Apple logo appears).
If you have an iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s / 6s Plus, iPhone SE (2016), or iPad with a Home button
To reanimate the above iPhone and iPad models, just press and hold the Power button and the Home button simultaneously for 15-20 seconds, after which the Apple logo will appear on the screen.
Potential reasons for “This accessory is probably not supported.
Most often, there are several reasons for the appearance of this message. and you will not like any of them.
Normal reconnection of the Lightning cable
It may only seem to you that you have properly connected the Lightning cable to your device. We take and remove the cable from the corresponding connector, inspect it for damage, and then plug it back in again. Let’s see if the error “This accessory is probably not supported” is shown on the display and draw conclusions. No, we do not consider you an idiot, but each of us from time to time still finds himself in this kind of situation.
We use a different USB port on the computer
Let’s imagine that you are faced with this error while trying to charge your iPad / iPhone through the USB port of your personal computer. Not a good idea, because the charging process will be quite slow in this case, but we all do it periodically as needed. Have you ever thought that the problem lies not with the Lightning cable, but with the USB port of the computer to which you are trying to connect your gadget? For inexperienced users, the USB port may seem almost indestructible, but in fact, such a thing is very easy to disable. Gently pushing down on the USB cable connected to the port? Believe me, this is enough to break it. We connect the Lightning cable to another USB port on our PC and check for the error “This accessory is probably not supported.” If the error disappears it’s time to go to the service center, but only with a PC.
“This accessory is probably not supported”. how to fix?
We direct the marafet in the Lightning connector
Ok, let’s get back to more serious and adequate solutions. Your iPhone or iPad’s Lightning connector may be clogged with dust or some other substance. What to do in this case? And everything is simple: take a thin and oblong object and carefully clean this connector. Our recommendation: take a toothpick and wrap a piece of cotton wool tightly on its very tip. much better than any ear stick. So, take our tool and clean the Lightning connector with light movements. We do not press anything, we do not press anything, we do not poke anything deeply anywhere. adhere to such simple recommendations and no problems will arise. While hovering over the marafet, connect the charger to your device and check if the error “This accessory is probably not supported” appears this time.
Fraud with the “Close” button (another extraordinary solution)
Another blatantly wacky solution that can surprisingly work. Okay, an error has appeared on the display of your iPhone / iPad. hold down the “Close” button with your finger and disconnect the Lightning cable. And… that’s all you need to do. It is not clear what exactly such a strange manipulation does, but after it the error “This accessory is probably not supported” may disappear, if you believe the messages on the network. Again, try it, because you may be that lucky
Reboot iPhone / iPad when charging is connected
We’re not sure if this trick can be called a real solution, but let’s break it down anyway. Some users, and themselves faced with this problem, recommend that when an error appears, simply restart their device without disconnecting the Lightning cable from it. You might be thinking, “What is this nonsense? And what should fix it? ” It’s hard to believe in it, but in some cases it is possible to get rid of this error with just such a stupid decision. So again:
- connect the charger to your iPhone / iPad;
- wait for the error “This accessory is probably not supported”;
- restart the device using the power button on the case.
And that’s all. If you’re lucky, this message will disappear and nothing else will interfere with the charging process.
Turn off the phone
There is a little-known trick, if you want to charge the iPhone 5 battery without spending a lot of time, just turn off the device. The process will go much faster and will save up to 30% of your time. During normal operation of applications, the smartphone spends a lot of energy, spending it on maintaining communication with the network, working the backlight and other tasks. Turning off the device or at least putting it into “Airplane mode”, the battery will fill up with energy faster, even when using a non-original weak charge.
We check the cable and the charger unit
We check two main elements before proceeding with more radical remedies.
If the phone shows that the battery is 20-10% full, although you have just disconnected the certified cable and are sure that the battery is full, then it is worth doing a battery calibration. This is not difficult. How to do it correctly, look at the video, you cannot write down all the nuances and details in the article.
A radical but effective way when charging is in progress, but the phone is not charging. The situation will worsen every day, the phone will work less and less autonomously, and charging will take longer and longer.
If all of the above methods do not help, a new battery will come to the rescue. After 2-3 years, a situation arises, the smartphone battery becomes unusable after 500-700 operating cycles, so you have to change the battery yourself or take the device to a handy master. How to do it right yourself, watch the video and read in this article.
The first thing to do is check the cable. In 85% of cases, when the phone is charging for a long time or charging is in progress, but the phone does not charge, it is the wire that is to blame. Most likely it is interrupted or not original and, moreover, of poor quality.
Often, to users like Chinese crafts, the iPhone shows the message “This cable or accessory is not certified”. The explanation is simple. iPhone 5s, 6, 6plus, 7, 7 plus, 8 models are not designed to work with non-original wires. In contrast to the original accessory, Chinese counterfeits have no shielding layer in the shell, besides, the thickness of the conductors is several times smaller, therefore, difficulties arise when the phone does not charge from charging to the end, by 100%.
For diagnostics, we try to take another cable, with a lightning connector, if it works with another, then the problem is in the cable, if not, we are looking for the problem further.
Let’s take a look at the popular questions that iPhone users have. We will tell you what to do in a given situation.
Why iPhone won’t charge from a Chinese cable?
This means that a non-Apple certified wire is not suitable for this model. Or is it completely “creepy China”, rubbish that begs to be put in the trash bin.
Why is my phone slowly charging from the original charger?
We carry out the options described in the article, most likely dust got into the connector or the iPhone sync cable is broken.
Why the phone does not charge from a non-original charger?
Most likely, you were sold a defective device, and in front of you is a non-certified wire for iPhone.
If, after all the procedures done, the iPhone does not charge or the phone charges slowly, then it is worth updating iOS before proceeding with more radical methods. To update iOS, go to “Settings. General. Software Update” and click “Install”. Do not be afraid, save all data, and the problem may disappear.