iPhone won't Charge? Here's why and How to Fix it - Rapid Repair
It is needless to lose sleep if your iPhone won’t charge or simply refuses to get powered up. You need to find the solution. Here, we have lined up some of the tried and tested tips and tricks that can help you fix the issue. So, let’s cut to the chase without further ado!
Wondering why your iPhone is unable to charge? Well, there could be multiple culprits behind this annoying issue. For instance, the problem could be due to an uncertified charger or a rugged case that might not be supporting Qi-wireless charging or even lint that may have sneaked into the charging port. Thus, we are going to try out all the possible solutions that can help you resolve the iPhone not charging issue.
Well, the first thing you should do is to check if the lightning port of your iPhone is not blocked by gunk or small particles of lint. Believe it or not, debris tends to get stuck in the port and builds up over time to become problematic. So, you should clean the port frequently to ensure it can remain clean.
To clean the port of your iPhone, you need to first shut it down. Then, use a normal toothpick to remove the lint gently. Be more careful while cleaning the port as the pins may get damaged and you will have to replace the charging port.
While the market is flooded with chargers, not all of them are secure and certified to power-up iPhones. If you are using a charger which is not MFi(Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) certified, you will frequently get a warning pop-up saying “accessory may not be certified.” As part of security measures, iOS won’t let you charge theiOS device using the uncertified charger.
If your charger is MFi certified, ensure that both the lightning cable and power adapter aren’t damaged. Try using another cable/power adapter to charge your iPhone. If you can charge using another charger, that means your charger is at fault. You can buy a certified iPhone charger at around Rs. 1000 on Amazon.
If you use a wireless charger to power up your iPhone 8 or above, ensure that the case is compatible with wireless charging. Yeah, you got that right! Not all the iPhone cases support Qi-wireless charging, especially the covers that are rugged or the ones that feature metal back plates.
So, just in case you have installed a heavy-duty case or a ring holder cover, remove it before putting the iPhone on the wireless charger.
If you use Qi-enabled wireless chargers, we would recommend you use slim cases that support wireless charging. This way you won’t have to take the pain of removing the case before putting the iPhone on the charger.
Force restart aka hard reset often turns out to be a saviour, especially when dealing with common problems. So, we are going to try it out as well.
First off, press the volume up button on your iPhone. Then, press the volume down button. After that, hold down the side button until the Apple logo appears.
Press and hold both the volume down button and the Sleep/Wake button simultaneously until the Apple logo shows up.
Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at once until you see the Apple logo.
More often than not, a mere software update can help you fix several issues on your iPhone and even bolster the performance. If you haven’t updated the iOS for a while, the outdated software version might be behind this issue. So, navigate straight into the Settings > General > Software Update. Then, download and install the latest iteration of iOS without any further ado.
You should look at the “Restore” option as the last resort. You should try it out only when none of the basic tricks are working. Before going for this radical solution, you must always take a full backup of your iPhone as the restore process will wipe out all the existing data.
It’s worth noting that Apple has shut down iTunes for Mac with the introduction of macOS Catalina and replaced it with Finder. So, if you’re using macOS Catalina or later, you need to use Finder to restore your device. On Mac running macOS Mojave or earlier and Windows PC, you can still use iTunes to restore your device.
Simply open Finder/iTunes > select your device. Then, click on Restore iPhone.
If your iPhone won’t charge even after the restore process, you need to send it to a trusted iPhone repair centre to get it fixed. The problem could be due to some hardware issues. There is a huge chance that the battery might be worn out.
Rapid Repair is your go-to platform for repairing your iPhone fast. With a solid team of super techies, who have years of expertise, we are driven to provide top-notch service – at a reasonable cost. So, contact us to get your iPhone fixed at the earliest.
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