My iPad shows charging symbol, but is not charging...
My iPad shows charging symbol, but is not charging...
See image, it is showing the charging symbol, but not charging... What is going on?
The problem is definitely in the gas gauge line between the logic board and the battery.
This could be a failed battery—and if there were no prior repairs, this is most likely.
The most common cause if the phone has been opened, is a missing FL 11 on the logic board. The FL 11 is a tiny component that commonly gets knocked off when people connect or disconnect the battery.
There is also a chance that you could have a secondary defect in the U2 charging IC, which is sporadically charging the battery—but this is secondary to your gas gauge line defect. It's also possible that there's a secondary defect in the charge port itself.
Apple diagnostics won't help you—they will just show how many amps the phone is consuming while charging, which won't help you to narrow down between these possibilities.
Your troubleshooting process should look like this:
1.) Replace the battery.
2.) If the problem isn't solved, look for the FL 11 on the logic board and send the phone out for repair if it's missing.
3.) If this doesn't resolve the problem, replace the dock connector.
4.) If the problem still isn't solved, send the phone out for a U2 IC chip replacement on the logic board.
Most of what I see is hardware failures, and this is a common one called 'fake charging' that can happen after water damage or drop damage damages in phones which causes a hardware fault on the logic board. I had an iPad mini lately that had a similar problem---charging okay but the battery percentage never went up or down....that one turned out to be a tiny resistor near the battery connector had rubbed off.
Did this just start happening on it own out of the blue, or is there some history here?
Update: iPad 4 fake charging is probably a burned U2 charging ic chip, just like in the iPhone 5. I have seen this a lot this year
Be sure that you are charging using the correct wall adapter like this one here. Also make sure that the charging cable is not longer than three feet (or one meter). There is too much voltage drop for the iPad to charge properly on most longer cables. iPads also will not properly charge when plugged in to a PC or Mac - not enough voltage over the normal USB connection.
I know it's kind of late to answer this but to anyone who have this issue, it's your charger cable, in the cable there are a few wires for different things, I don't know exactly which does what, but some of them are for charging , some of them are for USB connection , I think those wires for charging are damaged and when you plug it in , ipad thinks it's connected to the charger because of those wires that are not damaged yet...you should buy another charger cable, like I do , every single month !
I followed advice about not using a long extension cable. As soon as I disconnected from extension cable and plugged charging cable directly into wall socket, all was well.
Try getting a toothpick to clean the port in which your skinny end of the charger goes that is on your device. Be careful not to scratch it. This process will help clean your device and might allow it to charge.
Had the same problem with my iPad3 running on iOS 9. At times it would charge super fast, and at times it would charge only 2-3% overnight. At all times however the charging battery icon was displayed, so it was a case of fake charging.
By chance a simple fix worked - I reversed the end of the charger which goes into the iPad port. Turns out for some reason one end of the charger when plugged in resulted in fake charging while the other end worked fine. I've now made a light mark on the side which works so I can plug it in with that side face up. Don't know the wiring technicality, but if you've tried all other fixes give it a try before going to Apple!
I have the problem witg my iPad Pro 12" using thr usb-c 29w charger, the original charger don't have the problem. Pretty sure it started after upgrading to ios 10.
I have found a workaround: make sure the charger is unplugged from power, connect the charger with the iPad, plug the charger into the wall outlet.
I just had this issue and got on the phone to Apple. They did a diagnostic test and it was all clear, then they suggested a force restart (turn off and on again). Battery is now recharging as usual! I was stuck on 1% so was scared to do this but kept it plugged in and now all’s fine.
I had that problem couple months ago , but what I did was left it couple weeks then one day , it started working again .maybe it's the port or the charger or something,
I found I had to wiggle the input cable and apply some pressure before the lightening bolt showed up. I think the input cable for the iPad has been badly designed given the number of people that I see have had the same problem (this could be strategic by Apple - so we customers have to go and purchase another charging cable). It creates a great inconvenience and frustration.
Turn your device off. Cut a plastic qtio in half at a 45 degree angle. Stick the plastic pointed part in the charger port. Back and forth back and forth. Apply a tiny bit of 91% or higher iso alcohol to the tip and repeat back and forth. Blow out with compressed air. Repeat process to clean contacts on your cable. 70% that's it. 15% of the time you need a new chrager, 15% battery replacement. That's been my experience.
I have slso had this problem not just with my ipad but my Samsung s4 and laptop. I noticed that all these would fake charge when I connected to public wifi and might not be a hardware problem but some kind of hack or virus with the wifi adapter. I noticed when I disconnected from wifi restart the device's they would charge as normal.
Needs a battery replacement
Doubtful the battery needs replacing, but you could check by having Apple run diagnostics on it. More likely, the system just needs to be reset. Before you go to Apple, turn the iPad completely off for 30 seconds. Then connect charger without turning it back on. Chances are, it will now show it is charging. If that doesn’t work, turn it off again. Disconnect charger. Hold the home button and power button down simultaneously until you see the Apple icon on the screen. Now reconnect the charger. It should be charging normally. If not, make an appointment at the Genius Bar. Good Luck.
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