Ways to Solve iPhone Won’t Charge
If you’re having problems with a particular charging cable, multiple cables/chargers, or intermittent problems, read on for 13 ways to fix an iPhone that won’t turn on normally.
The iPhone uses a Lightning cable for charging that is reversible so you can use either side of the cable. And if you have an iPhone 8 or newer, you can also charge it wirelessly.
Note: Modern iPhones do not come with a power brick in the box. A 20W power adapter sold separately (or from a third party) charges the iPhone quickly. If you use a less powerful one, charging will be slower.
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Here are some Ways to Solve iPhone Won’t Charge:
iPhone Won’t Charge
- Make sure your iPhone is not too hot or too cold.
32º to 95º F is a suitable ambient temperature range for iPhone, let it cool or warm it up if it is too hot or cold.
- Try charging with the back side of the Lightning cable you normally use with a power adapter plugged into a wall outlet that you know is working.
- If it still doesn’t charge, try a second power cable/adapter if you have one and/or a different outlet.
- Check the Lightning port for buildup
- Use a magnifying glass or other iPhone camera if you need help seeing inside the port
- If you see lint, dirt, etc. be careful when removing it as the charging pin can be damaged – careful use of a plastic tooth pick can be effective – the charging pin is located on the bottom side of the Lightning port
- If you’re uncomfortable cleaning the charging port, take your iPhone to an Apple Store, Apple Authorized Service Provider, or contact Apple Support
- See if your iPhone is charging with a wireless charger.
- Force restart your iPhone then plug it in for 30 minutes
- iPhone 8 or later and iPhone SE 2/3: Quickly press and release the volume up button. Press and release the volume down button quickly. Press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the side (or top) button and the volume down button until you see the Apple logo.
- iPhone 6s or earlier and iPhone SE (1st generation): Press and hold the side (or top) button and Home button until you see the Apple logo.
- If your iPhone still won’t charge or respond to a force restart, go to an Apple Store, Apple Authorized Service Provider, or contact Apple Support.
Read Also: 2023 Smartphone Specifications Review
iPhone only charges to 80%?
If you notice your iPhone stops charging at 80%, it’s actually a feature called optimized battery charging that helps reduce battery aging. But it is possible to turn off the feature.
Go to Settings app > Battery > Battery Health > and turn off Optimized Battery Charging.
Those are some Ways to Solve iPhone Won’t Charge