Why Won't My IPhone Charge? Here's What To Do

What to do when your iPhone doesn't charge? While this is a common problem, a few quick troubleshooting methods and tips could help you fix the issue. Let's look

What do you do when your iPhone doesn't charge? While this is a common problem, a few quick troubleshooting methods and tips could help you fix the issue. Let's look at why your iPhone won't charge and ways to fix it.

Read if your iPhone battery is draining fast or if you are looking for tips to extend your battery life.

 

Why won't my iPhone charge?

Before we move to the solutions, let's mention a few things that can cause this issue. Below is a quick overview of the causes:

  1. Charging Port (Lightning) - If debris or dust is within this area, it can cause your port to be jammed, thus, making your iPhone unable to charge. 
  2. Faulty Cables - A damaged USB cable.
  3. Unoriginal Charging Cable - Ensure that your accessories are Apple certified.
  4. The Charging Source - Wall adapters, AC power cables, and other outlets. 
  5. Software Related - Maybe your phone needs an update or a force restart.

Listed below are solutions that will help fix an iPhone that won't charge.

 

The Quick iPhone Troubleshoot

  • Revisa el cable y el cargador – Always start with the basics. In this case, that's making sure the cable and the charger are not damaged. If possible, try another cable or use a wireless charger. Also, connect your phone to your computer and try charging it that way. Ensure that the accessories you use are Apple certified.
  • Limpiar el puerto de carga – Over time, our iPhones may build up dirt, dust, or debris within the charging port. Your job is to limpiar el puerto de carga correctamente. Tómese su tiempo y hágalo lentamente, asegurándose de eliminar toda la suciedad. Cuando el puerto esté limpio nuevamente, intente cargar su dispositivo.
  • Forzar reinicio de su iPhone – A force restart can be helpful in many situations. If there are software bugs, a force restart will eliminate them. Below are instructions on how to force restart your iPhone.
  • Changing the outlet – If none of the previously listed options work, perhaps there is a problem with the outlet. Try another one and see if it is going to make a difference. (Lamp, computer, different charging dock).
  • Apaga tu teléfono – some iPhone users said that once they turned off their phone and connected it to a charger, it started to charge. The solution does not require a lot of your time, so give it a shot.
  • Carga optimizada de la batería - If your iPhone stops charging at 80%, it's because "Optimized Battery Charging" is enabled. This is a new feature in iOS 13 or later. It slows the rate of battery aging by reducing the time that your iPhone spends fully charged.
  • The accessory isn't supported or certified - If you see this alert, it means the accessory is not designed to charge your Apple device, and it may be damaged in some cases.

 

 

Ways to Fix An iPhone that Won't Charge 

Reanudar la fuerza

iPhone devices can behave strangely at times, in which case a force restart is the first of many things you should try. A force restart will refresh things. This not only works if your iPhone won't charge but with cases when your iPhone is unresponsive. 

Fuerce el reinicio de un iPhone con Face ID.

  • Presione y suelte rápidamente el botón para subir el volumen, presione y suelte rápidamente el botón para bajar el volumen, luego presione y mantenga presionado el botón lateral. 
  • Cuando aparezca el logotipo de Apple, suelte el botón.

Forzar el reinicio del iPhone 8 o iPhone SE (2.ª generación y posteriores)

  • Presione y suelte rápidamente los botones para subir y bajar el volumen, luego presione y mantenga presionado el botón lateral. 
  • Cuando aparezca el logotipo de Apple, suelte el botón.

Forzar reinicio de iPhone 7

  • Mantenga presionados los botones para bajar el volumen + dormir/activar simultáneamente. 
  • Cuando aparezca el logotipo de Apple, suelte ambos botones.

Fuerce el reinicio del iPhone 6s o iPhone SE. 

  • Mantenga presionados los botones Sleep/Wake + Home simultáneamente. 
  • Cuando aparezca el logotipo de Apple, suelte ambos botones.

 

Inspect the charging port

Inspect the charging port of your iPhone. Debris and dust can accumulate over time and clog the lightning port of your iPhone. 

  • You can blow into the charging port to remove dust or debris.

It is not recommended to insert any objects into the iPhone charging port. Do it at your own risk. Things you can use to inspect the charging port (Gently):

  • Puedes usar una linterna para ver mejor.
  • Puedes usar un palillo de dientes para limpiar.
  • Puede usar un hisopo de algodón seco para limpiar el puerto.
  • También puede utilizar una herramienta de expulsión de tarjeta SIM para la limpieza.

Si le resulta difícil eliminar el polvo restante, considere llevar su teléfono a un profesional. 

 

 

The Charging method

Consider using another charging method. Plug an original Apple USB cable into the USB port on your computer- ensure the computer is not in sleep or hibernation mode. Maybe that will make a difference. If the first method you tried was the computer, here are a few other tips :

  • Try charging your iPhone with another cable - USB-C a Lightning Cable or Rayo al cable USB
  • Try charging your iPhone via a computer, wall outlet, a lamp or a wireless charging station. 
  • Ensure that the cable has no breakage or bent prongs.
  • Retire cualquier funda del teléfono, MagSafe o accesorios del paquete de baterías.
  • Asegúrese de que el puerto de carga no esté dañado. 

 

Try Charging your iPhone while it's off.

For some reason, this solution worked for quite a few users who faced the issue. Please turn your device off and connect it to a power source. Give it a try. 

All about Charging 

Consider leaving your iPhone to charge for at least 30 minutes and then check to see if the charging sign is visible on your iPhone phone screen.

Indicators for charging

A lightning bolt will appear inside the battery icon in the status bar or a large battery icon on your iPhone Lock Screen if your iPhone is charging.

 If your iPhone stopped charging at 80 percent

  • If your iPhone stops charging at 80%, it's because "Optimized Battery Charging" is enabled. This is a new feature in iOS 13 or later. It slows the rate of battery aging by reducing the time that your iPhone spends fully charged.
  • To disable this feature, Navigate to Settings >> Battery >> Battery Health >>Optimized Battery Charging

 

These are the questions you should ask yourself if your iPhone won't charge: 

  • Are you using an Apple-certified accessory? Using an unofficial iPhone charger can even cause damage to your phone. Ensure that the accessory is Apple-certified. Or, get an original USB-C a Lightning Cable or Rayo al cable USB.
  • Is Power coming from the source? As silly as it sounds, this can often be overlooked. Ensure the charging source is switched on; This can be a wall switch, breaker or extension cord. Or, consider using a different outlet. 
  • Is the phone water damaged? If your iPhone was submerged in water or water got caught within it, you should first SECO el teléfono, no cargarlo

 

Actualización de software

Are you running on the latest iPhone iOS? You can update iOS through iPhone settings, but only if you have at least 50% of battery life. If not, you can do it using Finder on Mac (explained below).

  • Conéctate a una red Wi-Fi
  • Ir a la configuración
  • Toca General
  • Toque Actualización de software
  • Finalmente, toque Descargar e instalar.

 

If you can't update the software wirelessly, you can do it using Finder (On Mac). Follow these steps:

  • Conecta tu iPhone a tu computadora
  • Tap "Trust this device" on your iPhone
  • Launch the Finder
  • At the left sidebar, Under "Location", select your iPhone
  • Click "Trust this device" on your Mac ( On the window to your right)
  • Then, under the "General" tab, click "Check for Update"
  • Si hay una nueva versión de iOS disponible, haga clic en Descargar e instalar o haga clic en Actualizar.

 

Restaura tu iPhone 

If nothing seems to work and your iPhone won't charge even though you tried all the above solutions, maybe a fresh start will. You can restore your iPhone to factory settings using iTunes or Finder (On Mac).

Antes de que empieces:

  • Respalda tus datos

Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone or iPad with Face iD :

  • Apague su dispositivo y conéctelo a su computadora
  • Open Finder (On Mac)
  • Mantenga presionados los botones de Encendido y Bajar volumen simultáneamente durante 20 segundos. 
  • Release the buttons once the recovery screen appears.

To exit Recovery Mode on iPhone or iPad with Face iD :

  • Press and hold the volume down, volume up, and power buttons together until the phone restarts. 

Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus :

  • Apague su dispositivo y conéctelo a su computadora
  • Open Finder (On Mac)
  • Mantenga presionados los botones de encendido y de inicio simultáneamente durante 20 segundos. 
  • Release the buttons once the recovery screen appears.

To exit Recovery Mode on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus :

  • Mantenga presionados los botones para bajar el volumen y de encendido hasta que el teléfono se reinicie.

Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone 6 or older:

  • Apague su dispositivo y conéctelo a su computadora
  • Open Finder (On Mac)
  • Mantenga presionados los botones de encendido y de inicio simultáneamente durante 20 segundos. 
  • Release the buttons once the recovery screen appears.

To exit Recovery Mode on iPhone 6 or older :

  • Mantenga presionados los botones Inicio y Encendido juntos hasta que el teléfono se reinicie

 

Nota:: Your Mac will prompt you with a message stating, "There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored," With options to "Update or Retore" Your iPhone. Kindly click Restore to proceed.  

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El proceso de restauración

  • Abre Finder en tu Mac 
  • Ensure your iPhone is connected to the computer
  • On the left sidebar of Finder, under "Locations," click on your iPhone

  • Haz clic en Restaurar iPhone en el panel
  • Una vez que se complete el proceso, su dispositivo se reiniciará
  • Follow on-screen steps

What to do if iPhone won't charge after water damage?

If you accidentally dropped your device into the water, you should first SECO el teléfono, not charge it. 

 

iPhone won't charge due to an error "This accessory may not be supported."

  • This error message may appear if you are using a charging accessory that is not Apple-certified. It may also occur if the accessory is damaged.
  • Consider using an original USB-C a Lightning Cable or Rayo al cable USB.

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