How to Fix iPhone Not Charging Issue

Many reasons may cause your iPhone not get charged when plugged in, if you’re facing this issue and worry about it, then, read and follow this post to learn the possible reasons and get the ultimate solutions.

By Thea Lewis | Posted on: Sep. 21, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 21, 2018
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Finding that your iPhone is not charging is a frustrating experience. It might happen due to various reasons, which may be related to a number of factors such as power cable breakages, software issues, operating system, etc.

In the below paragraphs, we explain all the scenarios in which your iPhone will not charge and provide useful tips on how to restore your iPhone to normal charging.

Why Is My iPhone Not Charging

Why Is My iPhone Not Charging

When and Why iPhone Will Not Charge

On rare occasions, you may see an iPhone not charging after a faulty software or iOS update.

Also, you may experience troubles charging your iPhone if you use wireless charging accessories that are not certified by Apple. Check all power devices that come with your iPhone and find if there are compatible with your device. Other reasons for your iPhone not charging include cable and power adapter damages as well as battery overheating.

If your iPhone is not charging when plugged in, your battery might be getting warmer than allowed. In this case, the operating system is limiting charging above 80 percent to prevent your device from overheating. Your iPhone will not charge if you have a dirty or damaged charging port as well.

Another common reason for your iPhone not charging even when plugged into a power source include breakages or bent prongs. Damaged accessories such as USB adapters or power cables will result in situations where your iPhone will not charge at all. Moreover, broken accessories may cause further damage to the device.

In addition, you should bear in mind that your iPhone is designed to work in ambient temperatures from 0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F). Extreme temperatures outside this temperature range may cause your iPhone to not charge.

Last but not least, check if you have the power supply in the location where you are attempting to charge your iPhone. Do not take it for granted that power supply is always available.

How to Fix iPhone Not Charging Issue

You should follow the below steps if your iPhone is not charging or is charging slowly.

Selected Original Charging Devices for iPhone by Apple

Selected Original Charging Devices for iPhone by Apple

As we said, debris in the charging port may prevent your iPhone form charging.

The Charging Port is on the Bottom of Your iPhone

The Charging Port is on the Bottom of Your iPhone

Sometimes you need to restart your iPhone to force it to start charging. Do the following to restart:

iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

  1. Press shortly the Volume Up button.
  2. Press shortly the Volume Down button.
  3. Hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

  1. Hold the Side and Volume Down buttons simultaneously for at least 10 seconds.
  2. Wait for the Apple logo to appear.

On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Hold the Home and Top (or Side) buttons simultaneously for at least 10 seconds.
  2. Wait for the Apple logo to appear.

Now, let your iPhone charge for approximately half an hour. Usually, the device will start charging as usual after the restart. If not, consult your local Apple Support center.

If you are charging your device in a hot environment, the operating system will stop the charging of your iPhone even when plugged in as the device temperature reaches a certain limit. Then, the device won’t charge after it has been charged to 80%. What to do if your iPhone will not charge above 80%?

  1. Wait for the temperature to drop. Your iPhone will start charging again after it cools down.
  2. Move your iPhone and charger to a cooler location.

If you see an alert that iOS does not support your power accessory or it is not certified by Apple, you may need to restart your iPhone and try charging again. You should also update your iOS to the latest version to avoid compatibility issues. Also, try charging through another USB cable or charger before contacting Apple Support.

The Bottom Line

You may see your iPhone not charging under quite different circumstances. Now, after you know why your iPhone is not charging, you can use the above tips to restore your device to normal operation. On rare occasion, your iPhone will not charge after you complete one of the fixes but you can still rectify the problem by applying one or more of the additional tips covered by this article.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.