Each user of mobile technology the Apple way or another faced with a situation when iPhone is not charging or does it too slowly. This can happen due to faulty cable, system errors, or even without any apparent reason. In this article we have tried to collect for you all of the most common problems and possible solutions.
A list of the most common problems with charging iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch looks as follows:
- The device is not charging.
- The device charges very slowly.
- The status of “Not charging” in the status bar.
- The error “Accessory not certified”.
Now consider each case in detail.
What to do if iPhone won’t charge
Suppose you have connected your iPhone or iPad via Lightning cable to the power adapter or the USB connector to an electrical network or the correct port on the computer, but charging has not begun. If all modules of gadget and accessories intact, it is possible to solve this problem as follows:
- Disconnect and reconnect the cable Lightning is the electrical contacts on the cable eventually wear out and may not establish a stable connection with the device.
- Wait some time — if your iPhone or iPad was completely discharged, and when connecting the Lightning cable, the device does not react to pressing the buttons, then just leave it charging in this state and wait from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- The Lightning connector on your device can be damaged — if there is mechanical damage or high wear out of the Lightning port may not be able to establish a stable connection. In this case, you must contact the service center and diagnose the device.
- The Lightning cable may be damaged — original cables for charging has never been known for durability. Carefully examine the integrity of the wires for damage.
- Bad power supply — try to charge the device from a different power outlet or USB port.
What to do if iPhone is charging too slowly
The process of charging the iPhone or iPad can start without any complaints, but sooner or later you risk to notice that the battery level is replenished too slowly. Try these tips:
- Use the power adapter more power — if you want to speed up the charging of your device, especially if it’s an iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus or iPad, then try to do it with a power adapter 2.1 Amps, which is included in the kit for all Apple iPads except iPad mini.
- Try a different USB port — some computers USB ports to distribute more energy than others. For example, the MacBook of the last generation provide a higher USB power output. Note that not all laptops have this capability.
- Check that the cable is mechanical damage to the wires may be the cause of slow charging. The fact that the cable contains a volume of conductive metal and as a result of deteriorating the charging efficiency and the number of electricity could be reduced.
- Check the Lightning port on your device — note the visible mechanical damage, clean the connector from dirt and dust.
What if in the status bar the message “Not charging”
This often happens when charging iPad. The fact that the charging cable can require more power than it can provide a source of energy.
- Use original adapter from Apple — the company encourages you to use to charge only the power adapter supplied with the iPad.
- Use the USB port increased power — if the words “Not charging” appear when connecting to the PC terminal, so he does not have sufficient power output. Modern Mac models support charging of any iPad with a USB connection.
- Do not use external USB hubs — these hubs are not able to provide your iPad energy properly, so don’t even try to use them for charging the device.
What to do if you receive the error “This accessory is not certified”
Original Lightning cables from Apple are not as durable and wear out quickly, while possessing decent price tag. That is why many people buy cheap copies from other manufacturers. However, not all buyers take into account the existence of a certificate MFi (Made for iPhone).
When you use such accessories or parts, you run the risk of running into a system error “This accessory is not certified” or “This accessory may not be supported” and even corrupt your gadget. Here are some tips for such scenarios:
- Disconnect and re-connect the cable — algorithm validation certificate works not very stable, so the next attempt to connect the accessory can succeed.
- Use the original Lightning cable — avoid using third-party cables for charging, especially from unknown manufacturers. In the end, you risk to seriously damage the battery of the device.
- Please use the latest version of the software in later releases of iOS, the company took into account the error of the certificate verification third-party accessories, so check for firmware updates in Settings -> General -> software Update.
- Restart the device — if the error repeats itself too often and for no apparent reason, then just turn off and turn on the device. In some cases it helps.
- Clean the Lightning port over time inside the connector can accumulate a lot of dirt and dust, so it should keep clean. Use of this device from materials that are non-conductive to avoid problems with the device.
If any of these tips helped you, and you are sure that the Lightning cable is not defective, you should contact the service center.
And what are the difficulties while charging the iPhone and iPad have you encountered most often? How did you solve the problem? Share in the comments.