Why doesn’t my iPhone charge?9 ways to fix it

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There are several possible reasons why your iPhone won’t charge. It could be as simple as a dirty charging port or a bad cable / adapter.

At the same time, it may be more complicated, like a software bug that prevents the iPhone from charging. Whatever the cause, in this guide you will learn the best solution to fix an iPhone that is not charging.

  1. Clean the iPhone charging port
  2. Check the charging cable for damage
  3. Restart your iPhone
  4. Kill all apps
  5. Try connecting to another outlet
  6. Try another charger
  7. Stop wireless charging
  8. Update to the latest iOS version
  9. Hard reset iPhone

1. Clean the iPhone charging port

This may seem easy. However, in most cases you can complete the task by carefully cleaning the charging port with a soft, dry toothbrush, toothpick, or paper clip.

Over time, dust and debris accumulate inside the harbor. Removing unwanted dusty visitors and carefully cleaning the lightning pins on the charging cable with a dry cloth may solve the problem.

If you still have questions, keep reading, “I plugged it in! Why is my iPhone not charging?”

2. Check the charging cable for damage

Carefully inspect the charging cable for breaks or other damage. If so, this may be the reason why your iPhone won’t charge.

If you don’t see any physical damage to the cable, try charging your friend’s or family’s iPhone with the same cable. You can check if it works, and if it doesn’t, you can check that the cable is faulty.

The answer to why your iPhone won’t charge may be the cable that connects it to your iPhone. It may be due to a defective knockoff charging cable. In most cases it is recommended to use MFi certified lightning wire.

MFi is an abbreviation for “Made for iPhone / iPod / iPad”. This is a licensing program. If you see the MFi logo on your product packaging, it means Apple has approved the manufacturer.

These products are usually designed to work well on iPhones, iPads, and iPods. Here are some suggestions for the best iPhone cables:

3. Restart your iPhone

Follow the same process as usual to restart your iPhone.Or open Setting,Tap Universal,Tap shut down..

Shut down the iPhone

After a minute, turn on your iPhone and connect the cable. Check if your mobile phone is charged. If that doesn’t solve the iPhone not charging issue, there are still some solutions to get the job done.

4. Kill all apps

If your iPhone doesn’t charge when you plug it in, it may help to kill all running apps and stop playing media.

To kill all apps

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen (for iPhones without a home button)
    Note: For iPhone House Press the button and double press quickly.
  2. Then drag all app cards up to force the app to close.

    Kill the camera and other apps

Check if your iPhone will charge now. If so, you have a problematic app to find and remove. Otherwise, there are more solutions to read through.

5. Try connecting to another outlet

Again, this is a basic solution you may have already tried. If not, use this guide as a reminder. Try connecting your iPhone’s charging adapter to another wall plug.

If you are charging through a laptop or computer, try connecting to a different port. Also, if you’re using a dongle, try disconnecting the dongle from your computer and then connecting your iPhone directly using the appropriate cable.

6. Try another charger

Get a cable from a friend or family member to see if it can be used to charge your device. This test can estimate where the problem lies (cable and adapter, or iPhone).

7. Stop wireless charging

If you’re trying to charge wirelessly, look for other options for now. Get a regular lightning cable and adapter and try using them to charge. If it works, charge your iPhone with a cable for at least 30 minutes. Then try charging wirelessly again.

8. Update to the latest iOS version

If the charging issue is due to a software glitch, updating the device may resolve the issue.

To update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS Setting,Tap Universal,Tap Software update..If you see any pending updates, tap Download and install..

open-settings-tap-on-general-and-then-tap-on-software-update

Note: Updates cannot be installed if the device’s battery level is less than 50% (or 80% in some cases). In this situation, proceed to the next solution.

9. Hard reset iPhone

If your iPhone isn’t charging and a simple restart (or any other method above) doesn’t solve the problem very much, you’ll need to perform a hard reset (also known as a forced restart).

The procedure for forcibly restarting is a little different from the standard iPhone restart.

sign off…

The fix here is limited to addressing software and hardware issues related to cables and adapters. If your iPhone’s charging port is damaged, you can only contact Apple Support or a certified technician.

Also, if your iPhone stops charging when it exceeds 80%, the battery may be too hot. Therefore, for your safety, iOS will automatically turn off the charging function. It could also be due to optimized battery charging.

If your iPhone displays the message “Accessories are not supported,” try using Apple-certified cables and adapters.

Do you have questions about this article or other Apple-related topics? Feel free to contact us in the comments section below.

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