iPhone not charging? Here are 6 ways to fix it
iPhone charging slowly or not at all? Continue reading for six fixes to fix an iPhone that won’t turn on regularly, regardless of whether you’re experiencing problems with one charging cord, several cables or chargers, or just sometimes. What to do if your iPhone stops charging at 80% is another topic we’ll cover.
iPhones charge using a reversible Lightning wire that can be used on either side. Additionally, wireless charging is available if you have an iPhone 8 or later.
The most frequent problems that might prevent your iPhone from charging as intended are covered here.
Know This Before You Begin
When an iPhone won’t charge, one of the most often asked queries Apple experts get is “Do I need a new battery?”
The answer to this question is no, despite what you may read on several websites. One of the primary reasons I decided to create this essay was the abundance of false information out there.
I can tell you from experience working with hundreds of non-charging iPhones as a former Apple tech that changing a battery is the worst thing you can do.
The reality is that most of the time, rather than hardware, your iPhone’s charging issues are caused by its software. 99% of the time, changing the battery will do nothing to help your iPhone charge.
In addition, if there is a hardware issue, the charging port itself is far more likely to be the problem at this point.
Our YouTube video will guide you through the fixes if you’d prefer to watch rather than read.
Wireless Charging: A Temporary Fix
You might still be able to charge your iPhone wirelessly while you work on mending it. Since the iPhone 8, every iPhone has supported Qi-certified chargers for wireless charging. Check to check whether your iPhone begins charging by placing it in the center of a Qi wireless charger.
If it does, fantastic! We still have to fix the issue that makes it impossible for your iPhone to charge through a wired connection, though.
Follow the detailed instructions below if your iPhone also won’t charge wirelessly, or see our other post on fixing wireless charging issues.
Does iPhone only charge 80%?
If you see that your iPhone finishes charging at 80%, you may have noticed a feature known as efficient battery charging, which slows down battery aging. However, the functionality may be disabled.
Turn off Optimized Battery Charging by going to the Settings app > Battery > Battery Health. Learn more about the feature in our comprehensive explanation:
The definition of optimized battery charging
We appreciate you reading our advice on what to do if your iPhone won’t charge!
How can I tell whether my lightning cable is the reason why my iPhone won’t charge?
Try charging your iPhone using a USB port on your computer rather than the wall adapter that came with it if there is no obvious damage to the cable’s outside. Try utilizing the wall adapter if you currently charge your iPhone via PC. Your cable is not a problem if it functions in one location but not in another.
Even though it may seem apparent, sometimes the easiest method to tell whether you have a “bad cable” is to try charging your iPhone using a friend’s cord. You’ve found the culprit behind your iPhone’s inability to charge if it suddenly comes to life when you plug it in.
Don’t forget about your iPhone’s warranty!
The USB cord and everything else in the iPhone package is covered if your phone is still under warranty. If your lightning cable is in good condition, Apple will replace it without charge.
On Apple’s support website, you may arrange a return, or you can phone your nearby Apple Store to schedule a Genius Bar appointment. It’s always a good idea to make a Genius Bar appointment before visiting the Apple Store if you decide to do so. In this manner, you won’t have to wait in line for too long.
iPhone Charging Again!
I’m hoping your iPhone is back to life and you’re headed towards a full charge. I’m here to assist you along the road and would love to hear about your experiences with the iPhone charging issue.