When I press the button to turn on the iPad mini it is asking to be plugged in despite the fact the battery is fully charged. Once plugged in for a few seconds I can remove the plug and the iPad mini will boot up fine.

iOS 8.3

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    how old is the battery?
    – Ruskes
    Commented Jun 18, 2015 at 3:27
  • A couple of years I do not think there is anything wrong with the battery because once it starts to boot up I can unplug and use it on battery normally Commented Jun 20, 2015 at 3:47
  • OK, and how long can you run on battery?
    – Ruskes
    Commented Jun 20, 2015 at 3:50
  • A long time. It doesn't appear to be draining any faster than it normally did Commented Jun 20, 2015 at 4:03
  • So it is not the battery it self. What non standard apps do you have running?
    – Ruskes
    Commented Jun 20, 2015 at 4:26

1 Answer 1


Sometimes it helps to do a soft reset: hold the Power button and the Home button at the same time, keep holding, the unit will switch off, keep holding, then when you see the white apple logo let go and let the ipad start up normally. Try again.

  • No a soft reset did not do the trick Commented Jun 22, 2015 at 0:12
  • Still having this issue Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 1:15

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