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My iPad takes too long to load: how to fix it

A very common act we do almost daily with our iPad is to recharge it. But sometimes this charge may not be entirely efficient and may be a little slow. Here’s how you can speed up that kind of charging with a few tips.

Check the charger

When there are problems in charging an electronic device, the first thing we must do is distrust the charger itself. This is where the problem may lie in inefficient power or waste through heat. It is important that we check that neither the charger nor the cable has clear damage such as breaks or bent ends. It is never advisable to charge a device with a charger that is not in perfect condition. The same applies to chargers that are not certified by Apple itself or are counterfeit. If you don’t want to damage your computer, you should always be very careful with this type of charger, which can be much cheaper.

My iPad takes too long to load: how to fix it
My iPad takes too long to load: how to fix it

If the charger has no problem, we will look at the plug which may also be responsible. You will need to check that the charger is held firmly in the wall socket. Obviously, the cable must be connected firmly to the iPad, which is another essential requirement for the charge to work properly. If it unfortunately does not connect properly and you have to put it in an odd position, you will need to take it in for repair.

Clean loading port

Although we are talking about an iPad and not an iPhone, the charging port can get dirty. This can be caused by carrying the iPad in a backpack which can cause some kind of lint to get into the connector. This lint may eventually cause the charging cable to be connected incorrectly and one of the pins to not interact. To be able to remove the dirt that exists in the charging port we can focus with a flashlight to see if there is some dirt and if there is very carefully introduce a needle to remove it.

Force the reset

Sometimes there can be problems with processes that have been left in a loop and can only be stopped by putting the iPad into DFU mode and restarting it normally. To do this, the steps vary depending on the iPad you have in your possession:

  • For iPad models with Face ID: Quickly press and release the button to increase the volume. Quickly press and release the button to decrease the volume. Press and hold the top Button until the device resets.
  • For iPad models with a Home Button: Press and hold the Side Button (or top button) and Home Button for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo.

If you do this you may end up solving all the mistakes you have with the load. And it is also advisable to do this if the device consumes a lot of battery without any logic.

What to do if your iPad stays at 80% charge

It’s quite common to see the iPad stay at eighty percent of its maximum load without any explanation. This can be a protective measure that the iPad has to prevent the battery from deteriorating. You should check that your iPad is not too hot while it is charging as this causes the charge to stop before it reaches the end.

To prevent it from getting hot, it is important to charge it without any kind of cover and in a room where it will not be exposed to direct sunlight. With these tips you will rarely get stuck at 80%, although it is also important not to charge it with a charger that has more power than the device itself can handle.

Contact Apple

If none of these tips have helped you recharge your iPad faster, it’s time to contact Apple for a diagnosis and repair. The battery may have a factory issue that will not be resolved at the software level. This makes it necessary to replace the battery with a brand new one as soon as possible. If you have a warranty with Apple, call technical support to have it replaced as soon as possible so you can continue to enjoy your iPad.

And you, have you suffered from this kind of problem with the load?

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