When you try to charge your iPhone, sometimes it does not work. There are many reasons why your iPhone X is not charging. (X in iPhone X denotes your iPhone modal number. )
Let us examine the main reasons and remedial options in case your iPhone X is not charging.
Reasons why the iPhone is not Charging
A defective USB cable, adaptor problem, power socket problem, jack problem, etc., are some of the main reasons why charging issues creep in with iPhones. Charging mat contact problems is the main reason for problems while trying to recharge your iPhone wirelessly.
How to Fix iPhone X not Charging Problem
Depending on the type of problem, there are many fixes to iPhone x charging problems.
Some of the possible fixes to iPhone charging issues are listed below.
1. USB Cable Problems
Sometimes, the USB cable may be faulty. To identify and fix the cable problem, do the following.
- Get another USB cable, preferably a new one.
- Connect one end of the USB cable to the iPhone.
- Connect the other end to your USB port on your computer or power cable, or any other Apple-approved power accessory, as the case may be.
- Check and see if the problem is resolved.
- If the problem is not resolved, use the USB cable to connect any other device. See if other device works with the USB cable. If so, it can be confirmed that USB cable is not faulty. If so, proceed with the other solutions given in this article.
2. Adapter Problems
Sometimes the power adaptor problems prevent your iPhone from getting charged. You can fix this type of error by following the instructions given below.
- Physically verify that the adapter is not damaged. Look for any bent prongs or breakage.
- Verify that the indicator light is on if the adapter has an indicator light.
- Connect the iPhone to the adapter and see if it works. If the adapter is not working, try to get another adapter and check if the iPhone gets charged.
3. Power Socket Problems
Power socket may become faulty due to aging or wear and tear. Following the instructions given below can help fix this type of problem.
- Switch on the power switch.
- Use a tester device to check that the power socket is not faulty. If you are not comfortable with testing the power lines, seek professional help.
- Physically verify that the socket is not loose.
- Verify that the indicator light for the socket is on if there is an indicator light for the socket.
- You can also test the socket by connecting any other electric or electronic equipment to the same socket. Verify that it works.
- If everything looks good, connect your adapter cable to the socket.
- Check if iPhone 8 (or for that matter any other iPhone) charging works.
4. Jack Problems
Sometimes, the jack on your iPhone may become faulty, mainly due to wear and tear. In most jack problem cases, you might have previously experienced loose contact problems for a long time.
If you fear that the jack is problematic, take it to an apple authorized service provider and get it checked. If needed, replace the faulty jack with a new one.
5. Minor Software Glitches
If the charging process is too slow or if the iPhone does not get charged, it may be due to some temporary software problems. Force restarting the iPhone can solve the problem in most cases.
To force restart the iPhone, follow the instructions given below. Different iPhone X, iPod, and iPad have slightly different force restart methods. All the different force restart methods are given below.
- iPhone 8 or later models – Press and immediately release the volume up button. then, press and immediately release the volume down button. Press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.
- iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPod touch (7th generation) models: Press and hold both the side (or top) button and the volume down button for a minimum of 10 seconds. Apple logo will appear now.
- iPhone 6s or earlier, iPad with Home button, and iPod touch (6th generation) or earlier models: Press and hold both the side (or top) button and the home button for a minimum of 10 seconds. Apple logo will appear now.
- After you have force restarted the iPhone X (or iPad or iPod), charge the device for a minimum period of half an hour.
- If your iPhone or any other Apple device still won’t switch on or does not get charged, it is advisable to take your device to an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Retail Store, to get it checked and serviced if required.
6. Charging Accessory isn’t Supported or Certified
Sometimes, you may get an alert message on your iPhone screen that the “accessory isn’t supported or certified”. The reasons for this alert message varies. Some of the possible reasons are the iOS device might have damaged or dirty charging port, charging accessory may either be defective or damaged. Another possible reason is that the charging accessory is not an Apple certified one. Last but no the least the reason, the USB charger may not be designed to charge iOS devices.
7. Wireless Charging Problems
iPhone 8 and later models like iPhone 8 plus allows integrated wireless charging. The glass back on your iPhone 8 works with Qi-certified chargers with wireless chargers. This is useful inside airports, cars, cafes, hotels, etc. Magnetic induction is used to charge your iPhone in wireless charging devices.
If the wireless charging is causing problems like slow recharging or does not charge at all, follow the instructions given below to fix the problem.
- Make sure that there is nothing in between your iPhone 8 and the wireless charger unit.
- Magnetic mounts, magnetic cases, etc., can reduce slow down the charging process or even damage the magnetic strips permanently. Please take care to avoid such items in between the glass back and the wireless charger unit.
- RFID chips that are found in passports, credit cards, security badges, key fobs, etc., between the back of your iPhone 8 and the wireless charger unit can also cause charging problems. Remove any such items.
- If the mobile case is a thick case, metal case, or battery case, it can cause wireless charging issues. If so, try to remove the case.
- When your iPhone vibrates (when there is any notification), there are chances that your iPhone might shift its position. This causes the charging mat to stop providing power to the iPhone 8 or later models. In such cases, turning off the vibration or turning on the ‘Do Not Disturb’ option can help resolve the problem.
- If the mobile battery gets overheated, the wireless charging may stop temporarily when the charge reaches 80 %. This is an inbuilt feature of the iPhone 8. One fix to overcome this problem is to move your iPhone 8 and its wireless charger to a cooler location. Your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 plus will start charging again when the temperature drops.
Conclusion: iPhone x not charging is a problem that some iPhone users have to face. There are many reasons for charging problems with iPhones. The USB cable, adapter, power socket, jack on your iPhone, etc., are to a name a few of the problems. If you are using a wireless charger, mobiles slipping out of the charging mat causes charging to stop.
Based on the type of problem, there are different possibles fixes to iPhones not charging problems. If the problem is a USB cable-related problem, try to use a different USB cable. If the adapter is giving you the problem, get a different adapter. Sometimes, power socket problems occur. Check those and verify that the socket works. Jack on your mobile may sometimes cause charging problems. In most such cases, you need to take the iPhone to an authorized apple provider service center and get it replaced.
Minor Software Glitches can cause charging problems. Force restarting the iPhone will help resolve the problem in many cases. Sometimes ‘Charging Accessory isn’t Supported or Certified’ alert message appears. Damaged or defective accessory or port could be one reason. Non certified charging accessories also cause this alert. USB chargers that are non-compatible with Apple devices can also cause this error.
There can be different reasons why the iPhone 8 or later models does not charge when using a wireless charger. Magnetic media, RFID chip, etc, in-between the iPhone 8 and charger unit can slow down the charging rate considerably. It may also cause permanent damage to the unit. If the phone vibrates due to notification or other reasons, the iPhone 8 may shift its, causing the charging mat to stop supplying power for charging. In wireless charging units, when the battery gets too heated, the charging process is stopped. It happens when the charge reaches 80 %. If you want to avoid this problem, move the iPhone 8 and its charger to a cooler place. When the battery temperature is reduced, your iPhone 8 will start recharging automatically.