How to Know if Your iPad is Charging

When your iPad is charging, you see a lightning bolt on the battery icon in the status bar, or a large battery icon on your Lock screen .

It’s happened to all of us – you’re using your iPad and suddenly it runs out of battery. So, you plug it in to charge, but how do you know if it’s actually charging?

When you plug in your iPad, you should see an image of a battery on the screen. This means that your iPad is connected and charging. However, it’s important to note that the iPad does not have to turn on right away.

If you continue to see the battery image along with the image of a cable, there may be a problem with your wire or your wall charger. It’s also a good idea to check your outlet and make sure that it’s working properly.

After a bit, your iPad should turn on and you should only see the battery image on the screen. If it still doesn’t turn on, there may be a bigger problem with your device.

It’s also important to note that the charging symbol may be different depending on your country. However, as long as you see the battery image, you should be good to go.

Hopefully, this post has helped you figure out if your iPad is charging properly. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.


Why is my iPad plugged in but not charging?
Your iPad might have a dirty or damaged charging port. Your iPad needs more power from your power adapter or other power source. Your charging accessory is defective, damaged, or not certified by Apple. Your USB charger isn't designed to charge iPad.
How long does a dead iPad take to turn on?
Wait at least 30 minutes. An iPad with a completely drained battery often will not respond for a while until the battery get a certain amount of charge back. After 30 minutes on the charger reset the iPad. Press and hold both the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button continuously until the Apple logo appears.
How do I know if my iPhone is charging when dead?
The best way to tell if an iPhone is charging or not is to activate it before plugging in the charger. If you see that its screen lights up and shows the battery indicator, then it's charging, otherwise, if there's nothing on its screen, then it wasn't charging yet when you turned it on.