Apple iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.3 are sturdy and generally problem-free devices. But even those are made to be replaced, eventually… So, after using them for a while, you might experience a charging problem, for instance.
When your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3 suddenly doesn’t charge correctly anymore, you might hope that it is a problem with the USB charging cable. That’s the easiest to fix and that’s also the reason why many people rush into buying a new charger before anything else.
Nevertheless, a faulty charging cable is not such a common issue. This means that if you would try to troubleshoot the problem in advance and find out exactly what’s the cause, you could spare yourself from a useless expense.
In today’s article, we’re going to show you a couple of things to try, just in case your Apple iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3 won’t charge when plugged in.
Possible causes of charging problems
iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.3 could stop charging, as previously suggested, when the charging cable is damaged. At the same time, you could also have a not charging battery problem, when the battery is damaged. Other possible causes include but are not limited to:
- Faulty connectors on the battery or on the device – connectors may bent, broke or be pushed out of their place, in which case they impair the connection with the charging cable;
- The iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3 is defective;
- The charging unit – not the cable! – is defective;
- There is a temporary problem with the device itself.
4 best troubleshooting options
Option #1 – Reset the device
If your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3 doesn’t want to charge anymore when you plug it in, its software might need a reboot. Rebooting the device is a temporary solution and whether it can fix the problem or not will depend on the actual cause of this malfunction. If you don’t know how to reboot an iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3, here is a guide that will walk you through the process step-by-step.
Option #2 – Try a new cable
When the cable is damaged or it simply lost the proper connection and it can no longer charge the device, you can test it by simply replacing the USB cable. If you see that the iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3 charges when you use a different USB cable, you can proceed and buy yourself a new USB cable to use it just for this purpose.
Option #3 – Clean the USB port
A third possible cause that you need to check is something that blocks the connection between the charger and the phone. Whether it’s dirt, debris, lint or anything else, a small needle can gently clear anything piled around the USB charging port. Even a paper click will do it, as long as you use slow moves and make sure you avoid damaging the USB port in any way. In fact, this is one of the most common reasons why Apple iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.3 don’t charge properly.
Option #4 – Contact an authorized technician
This is still a troubleshooting alternative, only that it won’t be handled by you. Having the device checked by an authorized Apple technician is, perhaps, the last resort to getting your Apple iPhone or iPad in iOS 10.3 work as it should. It could be that the device itself is defective and they should be able to repair it or to provide a replacement, if you still have the warranty in place.