Here’s How to Use the iPad Charging Port to Charge Other Devices


Some iPad users are still unaware of a unique function on their tablets that they seldom ever utilise. Although it is not a secret, many people still are unaware of how effective it is.

The fact is that your iPad is capable of much more than just streaming your favourite shows or creating imaginative illustrations. Actually, it functions as a charger to power your other devices.

Here is everything you need to know to see how this works.

Which models of the iPad can charge other devices?

Only a few models, according to a report by Gadget Hacks, support this charging feature. Thus, the USB-C port’s charging capabilities are limited to:

  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iOS Air (4th-gen or later)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd-gen or later)
  • iPad Pro 11, inch (1st-gen or later)

To perform this feat, you must have the proper kind of cable. For instance, if you use a USB-C male cable, you can charge your other iPad using a USB-C port.

You can join a USB-C male to a Lightning male connection if you have an AirPods charging case or an iPhone. The USB-C male and US female adapters can also be connected. The USB male to Lightning male cable can be connected in the same way.

You don’t need to worry if you don’t have a Lightning cable if you use an Apple Watch or AirPods Pro. Attaching a USB-C male to the magnetic fast charger cable is the straightforward fix for this issue. Another choice is to connect the USB male to the magnetic charger using a USB-c male to USB female adaptor.

With a regular Android phone, your iPad’s invisible function performs wonders.

You can learn a lot more from this than just that, though. You may easily charge your devices using a Micro USB port by connecting a USB-C male to a Micro USB male connection.

You may perform this technique if you’re a Fitbit enthusiast by connecting a USB-C male to a USB female adaptor. Just keep in mind that based on the Fitbit model, the connectivity procedure may vary.

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How to Charge Your Devices Effortlessly

You must be aware of a few reminders in order to use your iPad to charge your gadgets. Some of the factors you should think about are listed below.

  • You should have your iPad powered on.
  • As it charges, you can put your iPad in Low Power Mode.
  • Be cautious to unplug the USB-C cord before charging another iPad.
    Check the iPad’s status by reconnecting the device.
  • Users of Google Pixel or Android devices should tap the charging alerts on their devices’ USB settings. Remember to check the box next to “Charge linked device.”

On the other hand, The Internet Patrol notes that split view is possible on the iPad. In addition, you can look around its Control Center.