iPhones are made with great precision and care. However, common problems can still occur. The iPhone not charging is one of these issues. There is no need for panic if you’re facing this problem and wondering why my iPhone won’t charge. There are many hacks that you can use to get to the root cause of the problem or to solve it yourself.
Even though charging seems simple, there are many components that must work correctly. We’ll be taking a closer look at the causes of iPhone charging problems and identifying possible solutions.
Why is my iPhone not charging?
Are you wondering why my iPhone won’t charge? This annoying problem could be caused by many factors. The problem could be caused by an uncertified charger, a rugged case that does not support Qi-wireless charging, or even a little bit of lint. The charging adapter may be defective, the software could be corrupted or the hardware might not be charging. We will explore all possible solutions to fix the iPhone not charging problem.
Clean out the gunk from your iPhone’s Charging Port
First, check to see if your iPhone’s lightning port is blocked by gunk and/or small pieces of lint. It is possible for debris to build up in the port over time, preventing your iPhone from charging. To keep the port clean, clean it often.
First, turn off your iPhone to clean its port. Next, gently remove any lint with a regular toothpick. You should be careful when cleaning the port. If the pins become damaged, you may have to replace it.
Check your Lightning Cable and Power Adapter
There are many chargers on the market, but not all of them can be trusted to charge iPhones. You will be prompted to remove any charger that isn’t Mfi (Made For iPhone/iPad/iPod)-certified.
If your charger has MFi certification, make sure that the power adapter and lightning cable are not damaged. To charge your iPhone, you can try another cable/power adapter. You can charge your iPhone with a different charger if you are unable to. The original Apple charger is expensive, but there are many high-quality cables online that are much cheaper. It is important to ensure that the cables are MFi certified, and that they have the recommended power consumption of 2.1 amps.
Make sure that your case supports wireless charging
Make sure your wireless charger is compatible with wireless charging if you are using it to charge your iPhone 8 and above. You are correct! Qi-wireless charging is not supported by all iPhone cases, particularly those that are rugged and have metal back plates.
In case you have a case or ring holder cover on your iPhone, take it off before you put the iPhone on the wireless charging port.
We recommend that you only use wireless chargers with Qi technology. You won’t need to remove the case before you put the iPhone on the charger.
iPhone Stops Charging at 80 Percent
Your iPhone might not charge above 80 percent if it isn’t charging. Apple introduced Optimized Battery Charging to extend the life of their devices’ batteries. It’s available on all Apple devices, iOS 13 and above.
This feature uses temperature sensors and machine learning to determine when your phone is charging too fast. The phone will stop charging when it reaches 80 percent. Wait for your phone to stop charging after this time.
Although dirt and other debris can block the charging port from charging the phone, liquid damage can cause it to stop charging. You should dry your phone completely after you have dropped it in water. The connections can become shorted and cause more problems.
Set your phone aside to dry completely. You wouldn’t want it to be destroyed, no matter how important your data is.
Hard Reset/Force Restart Your iPhone
For common issues, force restart or hard reset can often be a lifesaver. We are going to give it a try.
iPhone 8 Plus , iPhone SE (2nd Generation), iPhone 8 Plus
To start, press the volume-up button on your iPhone. Next, press the volume up button on your iPhone. Next, press the volume down button.
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iPhone 7 Plus
Hold down both the Volume Down button and the Sleep/Wake key simultaneously until you see the Apple logo.
(Image credit: Apple Support).
Hard reset iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation) or earlier devices
Hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously until you see the Apple logo.
A simple software update can fix many issues with your iPhone and improve its performance. Your iPhone might not charge if you haven’t updated iOS in a while. Navigate to Settings > General > Software update. Next, you can download and install iOS 4.
Restore your iPhone
The “Restore” option should be considered as a last resort. It should only be used if the other options are failing. You should always make a backup of your iPhone before you attempt this drastic solution. The restore process will erase all data.
Apple has replaced iTunes for Mac by Finder with macOS Catalina, and shut down iTunes for Mac. If you are using macOS Catalina, or later, you will need to use Finder for your device to be restored. You can use iTunes to restore your Mac running macOS Mojave and earlier versions of Windows PC.
Repair your iPhone
What should you do if your iPhone won’t charge after you have checked the cables and the adapter? This issue requires professional intervention. Contact a iPhone repair center like Rapid Repair to resolve the problem.
There may be an internal hardware problem that you cannot fix. Rapid Repair employs a group of highly skilled and experienced techies who are adept at quickly fixing iPhone charging issues. They have worked with many iPhones. When it comes to replacement, we only use genuine Apple parts and offer excellent services at a reasonable price. Call us today to have your iPhone’s non-charging problem fixed.