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Ipad turns on and off in a loop during charging, and won't turn on at all off charge?

My Ipad has been in a constant loop of turning on and off on charge for the past few hours, I really don't know what to do. I've had a few charging problems before (taking forever to charge, the computer not recognising it, saying "Not charging" for numerous wall chargers and generally messing up.) But today it won't turn on at all. I've got through at least ten chargers over the months, and I've had this Ipad since Christmas, so not even a year.

Basically, when it's charging (I've tried wall and desktop computer.) it shows the Apple logo, then boots up, shows the lock screen for a second, then dies, then repeats this process over and over until I take it out, then it does the "No battery" sign.

I updated to IOS7 a while ago too, about a week after IOS7 came out. Please help?

Thanks,

Georgia.

iPad 2, iOS 7.0.2

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 12:42 PM

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Posted on Apr 12, 2014 4:47 AM

Ok, after having my ipad 2 3rd Generation for about a year, its bombed out on me, similar problem, playing on it until battery died. Didn’t think anything of it, plugged into charge thinking it would be charged by the morning. This didn’t happen.


It was stuck on the apple sign, booted to home screen and switched off again due to low battery. Continued on this loop for the whole day……


I searched the internet and it seemed all doom and gloom that I would need to by another one. Then I stumbled upon a forum where the advice so far has worked for me.


The reason why it gets stuck in a loop is because the IPad was not shut down so therefore keeps trying to boot up soon as it has some battery power. Problem is, its gone beyond a point and now there isn’t enough battery life to boot to main or home screen after apple logo.


The remedy is quiet simple, follow these steps to get the ipad to home screen to power it down so it has sufficient time to charge up and boot normally and get off the endless loop.


  1. Plug into wall socket to get it charging.
  2. Wait until the apple logo appears
  3. QUICKLY hold down home button and reset/ sleep button at the same time until it reboots.
  4. Release buttons now.
  5. Repeat step 3 for at least 30 to 40 times which is about 10 minutes in duration everytime you see the logo on the screen.
  6. Now Let IPad boot up fully, should see home screen with about 2% battery life
  7. QUICKLY hit the rest/ sleep button down for about 2 to 5 seconds.
  8. Swipe the screen to when slider appears to switch off the ipad.
  9. This will power down the IPad which now will not reboot by itself so it can now charge without any interruption’s.
  10. Allow battery to charge for a least an hour or two without trying to put it on.
  11. Switch the IPad on
  12. You should now have about 10 to 20% battery Life
  13. Power it down again by holding the reset/ Sleep button down again and swipe the screen to power down, let it charge fully to 100% now which will take few hours
  14. Enjoy your IPad again 🙂 🙂


Lesson learnt. When your battery power is low, dont wait for it drain completely, rather power the pad down and let it charge when there is only about 2 to 4% battery life left.


Hope this guide helps people with the same problem as I had. Took me about 2 days of research and searching until I found a solution that worked.


Cheers,

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Apr 12, 2014 4:47 AM in response to Geesmine

Ok, after having my ipad 2 3rd Generation for about a year, its bombed out on me, similar problem, playing on it until battery died. Didn’t think anything of it, plugged into charge thinking it would be charged by the morning. This didn’t happen.


It was stuck on the apple sign, booted to home screen and switched off again due to low battery. Continued on this loop for the whole day……


I searched the internet and it seemed all doom and gloom that I would need to by another one. Then I stumbled upon a forum where the advice so far has worked for me.


The reason why it gets stuck in a loop is because the IPad was not shut down so therefore keeps trying to boot up soon as it has some battery power. Problem is, its gone beyond a point and now there isn’t enough battery life to boot to main or home screen after apple logo.


The remedy is quiet simple, follow these steps to get the ipad to home screen to power it down so it has sufficient time to charge up and boot normally and get off the endless loop.


  1. Plug into wall socket to get it charging.
  2. Wait until the apple logo appears
  3. QUICKLY hold down home button and reset/ sleep button at the same time until it reboots.
  4. Release buttons now.
  5. Repeat step 3 for at least 30 to 40 times which is about 10 minutes in duration everytime you see the logo on the screen.
  6. Now Let IPad boot up fully, should see home screen with about 2% battery life
  7. QUICKLY hit the rest/ sleep button down for about 2 to 5 seconds.
  8. Swipe the screen to when slider appears to switch off the ipad.
  9. This will power down the IPad which now will not reboot by itself so it can now charge without any interruption’s.
  10. Allow battery to charge for a least an hour or two without trying to put it on.
  11. Switch the IPad on
  12. You should now have about 10 to 20% battery Life
  13. Power it down again by holding the reset/ Sleep button down again and swipe the screen to power down, let it charge fully to 100% now which will take few hours
  14. Enjoy your IPad again 🙂 🙂


Lesson learnt. When your battery power is low, dont wait for it drain completely, rather power the pad down and let it charge when there is only about 2 to 4% battery life left.


Hope this guide helps people with the same problem as I had. Took me about 2 days of research and searching until I found a solution that worked.


Cheers,

Apr 17, 2014 1:17 AM in response to Geesmine

I FOUND A SOLUTION!!!

I know this question is sort of old but I found a solution. This seemed to help me so hopefully it can help you. While your iPad/iPhone/iPod is looping get a charger ready. The Apple logo should appear and then it will automatically turn off. A spinny thing appears showing that it is turning off. While that thing is spinning plug in your charger. This way when you plug in your charger it doesnt turn back on but is still charging. After a few hourss turn your device back on and you can enjoy your iDevice. 😀

Nov 14, 2017 5:57 AM in response to Geesmine

A better solution than the one suggested below is to put the ipad into DFU restore mode (holding the power and home buttons through a restart and then releasing power button). Then let it sit in DFU mode where it says connect to a computer. It will slowly charge in this mode. After 10-20 minutes you can hold both buttons to reboot it back to normal mode.

Apr 11, 2017 9:18 PM in response to WildChild7778

Hi, I'm currently have the same problem and I had tried to follow the steps you shown above.


But during the 3rd step, when I try to reboot it for 25 times or roughly around 4minutes.. the iPad just suddenly turn off into its "no battery, need to plug in charger" again.


I tried twice and I always shut off back like that twice. I never be able to achieve the 10mn reboot like you said. Whether any other alternative solution?

Oct 7, 2016 8:56 AM in response to rodneypwns

This worked for me, too, rodneypawns. Unfortunately, I'd let my iPad drain again (doh!) and was in the same situation - but this time, all's that was showing was the battery icon. I couldn't even get to the Apple icon let alone the 'spinny thing' in order to repeat your wonderful solution.


A friend suggested I place the iPad under an anglepoise lamp - the theory being the heat would help the battery. (I recall doing this with batteries as a child. We'd place them on radiators).


I positioned the iPad on a pillow about six to eight inches away from the heat of the lamp with the iPad plugged in and charging. To be precise, I placed it screen down, presuming the heat would get to the battery if it was focused on the back of the iPad.


I then busied myself with some work for an hour or so hoping that upon my return the iPad would have enough charge to load the Apple Logo, then I'd unplug the charger, wait for the 'spinny thing' and... BINGO! ... another metaphorical bottle of whisky to the great rodneypawns.


I approached the sleeping device with some trepidation. I slowly turned the device over, and there in all its wonderful glory... my Home Screen! Fully awake and showing a charge of 11%!!!!


I doubted. I was blind, but now I see.


All hail the great Anglepoise of health!


Disclaimer: Heat may be your friend, but remember: it was an anglepoise lamp with a forty watt bulb - do not put your iPad in the microwave or the gas oven, ever!


Anvil.

Nov 25, 2017 12:00 AM in response to Geesmine

Guys its nothing but a virus that has taken over the mother board of your iPad it comes from downloading apps of the internet and not from the actual apple store I ya are going to say ape devices can't have viruses well I'm sorry to tell you that's a total lie I've found total of 15 viruses on my iPad and I've only had it for 3 months I barely use it only to at games with my little bro but I rest and deleted all my content on my iPad and deleted everything and my ipad like new so I susuggest yall do the same.

Jul 9, 2015 5:04 PM in response to rodneypwns

i cannot believw the things people say to do or that it's hopeless, I spent countless hours and tears searching for a fix for the looping problem with my ipad4 ios8.1 and there it was, plug it in during spinny thingy! yep thats the one I am so grateful and I see alot of peoplw with this problem and I wish I could direct them to this, it is so simple yet saved so much money and stress don't know if you will ever see this but THANK YOU, YOU ROCK!!


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