How to solve the problem of iPhone not charging?
Are you facing any issues with your iPhone battery? Is your iPhone not charging? You might be facing the problem of your iPhone charging slowly as well. You may even get an alert message in your iPhone screen.
If you are facing any of these issues, you don’t need to worry about anything anymore. Today, I am going to show you what exactly you need to do to resolve the issue of your iPhone not charging. This guide will be helpful for you even if you aren’t an iPhone user since this could turn fruitful for other iOS devices as well.
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There are many different sorts of issues that you might face with your iPhone battery. If you are here for any of the following issues, this guide will certainly help you. You can directly click on the links in the list below to reach the part of this article where I have mentioned the method to resolve that particular issue.
- Your iPhone’s charging speed is very slow or it doesn’t even charge? Click here to find out the solution!
- You are trying to charge wirelessly, but your iPhone isn’t being charged. Find out what you need to do!
- Couldn’t your iPhone be charged above 80 percent or stops charging at 80 percent? If so, click here to find out the way to resolve the issue.
- Are you getting an alert which states your iPhone isn’t certified or supported? Here’s what you need to do!
Before getting started into the methods of resolving the issues, you need to make sure that you are doing the right way to charge your iPhone.
To charge your iPhone, you need to have the USB charging cable and the USB power adapter that you got while purchasing your iPhone.
Here’s what you need to do after you are ready with your cable and USB power adapter!
First, you need to connect your iPhone to its Lightning to USB cable or Apple 30-pin to USB Cable.
Now that you have connected your iPhone with the cable, you need to connect with any of the three power sources mentioned below:
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- Power Accessory: You have to plug the charging cable into a powered USB hub, docking station or any other applicance certified by Apple.
- Wall Power Outlet: First, you need to connect your cable with a USB wall adapter. Then, you should plug the USB wall adapter into the wall. You need to make sure that there is a firm connection between your charging cable, the wall outlet and the USB adapter.
- Computer: You should connect your charging cable which is connected with your iPhone’s charging port into the USB port (USB 2.0 or USB 3.0) in your computer. You shouldn’t be using the USB ports which is on your computer keyboard. You also need to make sure that your computer’s power is ON and it is not in sleep mode.
When you are having any sort of issue in charging your iPhone, then it is now time for you to find out about the different methods on how you can resolve different issues that you are facing. I have covered up some of the major issues regarding your iPhone not charging in this guide which you can find out as you go through the main part of this article below.
Your iPhone is charging very slowly or doesn’t even charge
Is your iPhone charging very slowly? Or is it not even charging? If you are facing this sort of issue, here’s what you need to do to resolve the issue. Some of the iPhone users have reported that the following methods worked for them in fixing this problem.
First, you have to check your charging cable the USB adapter to find out if there is any sort of damage or signs of damage. Breakage or Bent prongs of your charging cable and USB adapter could be some of the major issues for this problem. If that’s the problem, I recommend you to get another one. You shouldn’t be using such kind of damaged items for charging your iPhone.
You need to use a wall power outlet. When you are using a wall power outlet, you also need to make sure that the firm connections between the wall power outlet, the charging cable, and the USB wall adapter are fine. If the problem isn’t yet resolved, you might want to try out another outlet.
If there is any debris on the bottom of your iPhone, you shall take them away from the charging port. After doing this, you are recommended to plug-in your iPhone’s charging cable with your iPhone firmly.
In some cases, the charging port in your iPhone could also be damaged. If that’s the issue, you might have to get your iPhone repaired.
You shall charge your iPhone for half an hour and check out if the battery is getting charged or not.
If you aren’t seeing the charging screen yet, or you are seeing a screen that tells you to connect to power screen, then it is highly recommended for you to check the jack, your charging cable, and the USB power adapter. You need to be sure that everything is connected firmly.
You shouldn’t be using any sort of damaged accessories and your iPhone charging port needs to be free of debris at the bottom of your device. Trying out another USB adapter or an alternative charging cable could also help you in resolving this issue.
You can also try out restarting your device forcefully. If you aren’t sure how to do so, you can follow the method listed below for your iPhone version.
- If you are using an iPhone 6s or the earlier version of iPhone, you can force restart your device by pressing and holding both the Home button and the Top button or the Home button and the Side button for about 10 seconds. You need to keep pressing until you get the Apple logo.
- If you are an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus user, you have to press and hold the Side button and Volume Down button for about 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.
- If you are a user of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X, then you can press and release the Volume Up button quickly. You should also press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Until you get the Apple logo, you need to keep pressing and holding the Side button.
If your iPhone isn’t being charged yet, you should let it charge for about half an hour again.
If the issue isn’t resolved yet and your iPhone isn’t getting charged or it isn’t getting turned ON, then I highly recommend you to take your iPhone, your charging cable, and the USB charging adapter to the nearest Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Retail Store for further analysis. You might also try contacting the Apple Support here: https://www.apple.com/support/contact/.
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Your iPhone isn’t being charged wirelessly
If you are trying to charge your iPhone wirelessly and it isn’t being charged, here’s what you need to know:
- Your iPhone needs to be an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.
- You should have Qi-certified charging appliances.
You can only perform wireless charging with iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X. These versions of iPhone were built with an integration of wireless charging feature which lets you experience an easy and comfortable charging of your device. If you have any of these 3 devices and it’s not getting charged wirelessly, you also need to know that wireless charging works only with Qi-certified charging accessories which are usually available in cars, hotels, airports, etc.
If you already own these things, but you don’t know how to perform wireless charging or your iPhone isn’t being charged wirelessly, you need to follow the steps mentioned below to perform wireless charging in the required way.
First, you need to connect your charger to power. You should be using the power adapter that you got while getting your accessory or the power adapter which is recommended by the manufacturer.
Then, you need to keep the charger in a level surface or any alternative place recommended by the manufacturer.
Now, you have to place your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X on the charger with its display facing upwards.
If you want the best charging performance, it is highly recommended for you to place your iPhone in the center of the charging accessory or in any location recommended by the manufacturer.
With that being done, your iPhone will start charging within a few seconds of having it placed on your wireless charger.
To make sure that your iPhone is charging, you can check if there is a lightning bolt (⚡) icon or not in the status bar.
Your iPhone stops charging at 80%
When your iPhone is being charged, it might get the little bit warm during the charging session.
If your iPhone’s battery is getting very warm, the iPhone’s system software could make the charging limit above 80%. The reason why this happens is to increase the lifespan of your iPhone’s battery. This lets you use your iPhone battery for years to come.
Your iPhone will automatically start charging above 80% as soon as its battery temperature starts dropping.
I highly recommend you to place your charging accessories and your iPhone in a cooler place for best charging performance.
An alert appears on the screen stating your accessory isn’t certified or supported
Are you getting an alert on your iPhone’s screen that says your charging accessory isn’t supported or certified? If that’s the case, there are various reasons behind this issue. Here are a few reasons on why these alerts might appear on your iPhone’s screen:
- Your iPhone could have a dirty charging port.
- The charging port of your iPhone might have been damaged.
- Your charging appliance might be defective, damaged or not certified by Apple.
- Your USB adapter mightn’t be built for the purpose of charging iPhone.
I have presented some of the methods that can turn fruitful in resolving this issue.
You can try restarting your iPhone and try charging again.
If there is any debris at the bottom of your iPhone charging port, you need to remove them. Then, you can try charging your iPhone.
The charging cable and the charger mightn’t be supported or certified by Apple. If that’s the case, using any other USB cable or charging appliance certified by Apple could help you in resolving this issue.
You need to make sure that your iPhone has the latest version of iOS installed. If not, try updating your iPhone’s software to the latest version.
If the issue still persists, you can try visiting Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Retail Store along with your charging appliances and your iPhone for further evaluation. You might also want to try contacting the Apple Support for further assistance.
I wish you’d be able to resolve the problem with your iPhone battery after following the methods mentioned above. I tried to cover up all the major issues regarding iPhone not charging problem in this guide. However, if your issue isn’t listed here, you can write it down in the comments. I’d try to help you in resolving your issue.
If these methods didn’t turn fruitful for you, you might contact the Apple Support team for helping you in resolving the issue. You can also write about your issue with detailed information in the comments. I’d try to respond to your issue as soon as I check the comments.