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iPhone not charging? Check your phone symptoms and how to fix it

Besides cracked screens, iPhone not charging issues are the most common problems iPhone users face. Since the iPhone battery is one of the parts that degrade easily over time, we may assume that it’s time to replace a new battery when it’s not charged fully. There are some mundane reasons why this might happen to your iPhone, check it out and have the solutions to fix it immediately.

1. Common cases may happen to your battery

Resulting in iPhone not charging is not only because of the battery, there are a lot of parts that need to work together. So you need to figure out what it is to get things working properly. Normally, a not charging iPhone is in all the following cases:

  • Your device charges slowly or won’t charge: Due to damaged accessories such as the charging cable and USB adapter; between your charging cable, USB wall adapter, and wall outlet or AC power cable; debris from the charging port,…
  • Your device stopped charging at 80 percent: Due to the warm ambient temperature, Optimized Battery Charging mode.
  • There is an alert says that your accessory isn’t supported or certified: Due to a dirty or damaged charging port; defective, damaged, or not Apple-certified accessories; or incompatible USB charger

2. How to fix your iPhone not charging

If your iPhone is facing the same signs as above, trying out our following checklist may help you.

1. Clean your charging port

We spend a lot of time placing the phone into pockets, bags, and other places filled with dust and debris. If you see lint, debris, etc., you should have it cleaned as the charging pins can be damaged.

However, cleaning it by yourself may also be risky when you don’t have specialized tools and by chance ruin your device. Therefore, taking it to service mobile shops to have it regularly cleaned is a good idea.

>> Book an appointment to get your iPhone cleaned by Bonna Mobile!

2. Force restart your iPhone then plug it in for a while

First of all, let your device charge for half an hour. Then if your device is still unresponsive, force restarts your device:

  •  Try one of these ways to your iPhone 8 or later and iPhone SE (2nd generation): Press and quickly release the volume up button/the volume down button, or press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.
  • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPod touch (7th generation): Press and hold both the side (or top) button and the volume down button until the Apple logo appears.
  • iPhone 6s or earlier, iPhone SE (1st generation), and iPod touch (6th generation) or earlier: Press and hold the side (or top) button and the Home button until the Apple logo appears.

After restarting, let your device charge for another half hour.

If your iPhone won’t turn on or charge, take your iPhone, charging cable, and charging adapter to an Apple Store or a reliable local repair shop for a better price.

>> Learn more about Bonna Mobile’s Charging port replacement repair.

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3. Check if your charging accessories are damaged

Firstly, check your charging cable and USB adapter for signs of damage, like breakage or bent prongs. Don’t use damaged accessories.

Then, use a wall power outlet and check for firm connections between your charging cable, USB wall adapter, and wall outlet or AC power cable, or try a different outlet. Finally, firmly plug your charging cable into your device. If the charging port is damaged, your device probably needs a repair service.

4. Move your device to a normal temperature place

Normally, your iPhone might get slightly warmer while it charges. If the battery gets too warm, the software might limit charging to above 80 percent to extend the lifespan of your battery. When the temperature drops, your iPhone will charge again. Therefore, try moving your iPhone and charger to a cooler location.

5. Turn off Optimized Battery Charging mode

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iOS 13 and later use Optimized Battery Charging to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your iPhone spends fully charged. Your iPhone uses machine learning to understand your daily charging routine so that it can wait until you need to use your iPhone to finish charging past 80 percent. Optimized Battery Charging is active only when your iPhone predicts that it will be connected to a charger for a long period of time.

If you don’t need this mode on, just turn it off.

Navigate to Settings app > Battery > Battery Health > and toggle off Optimized Battery Charging

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If you’ve tried these steps with your iPhone not charging and still doesn’t help, we’re here to help! With years of experience in operation, we are capable of doing all repairs to almost any device including charging port repair and replacement.

Schedule a repair or come to us at Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre, Kiosk 001, 620 Victoria Street, Richmond, Melbourne, VIC (opposite Kmart) to get your mobile fixed


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