Fixing iPhone Wireless Charging Problems: Step-by-Step Guide

An easy way to power up your iPhone is via wireless charging. However, problems attempting to charge an iPhone wirelessly are not unusual among consumers. It’s possible that the phone won’t detect the wireless pad at all or won’t charge even after the charging icon appears.

It’s also a common complaint among users that their phones keep connecting and disconnecting, which might be more detrimental than beneficial. Here are some quick fixes to assist you get your iPhone charged once more:

1.  Re-plug the Wireless Charger into the Power Source

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  • The iPhone may not be successfully charged by the wireless charger if the static current prevents it from operating properly. Replace the wireless charger’s power source connection to resolve this.
  • Wait a minute after unplugging the wireless charger’s power cable from the power source.
  • Check to verify if the iPhone is charging wirelessly after plugging in the power cable once more.

2. Restart the iPhone

  • If the iOS charging modules are malfunctioning and require a new reboot, your iPhone will not be able to charge wirelessly. In this case, restarting the iPhone will solve the issue.
  • To switch off the iPhone, press the power button and choose Slide to Power Off from the power menu.
  • Once the iPhone is powered on, press the power button to enable wireless charging. Check if the problem has been fixed.
  • If not, turn off the iPhone and set it to charge wirelessly (with the on position). Verify that it is charging.

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3. Update the iPhone to the Latest iOS

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Your iPhone’s iOS has the essential parts needed to complete the charging process. An error in these modules prevents wireless charging from functioning, which is the root of the problem. In this instance, the issue will be resolved by updating the iPhone to the most recent version of iOS, which will patch these flaws.

  • Make sure the iPhone is completely charged with a cable charger, connect it to a Wi-Fi network, and perform a backup before updating.
  • Go to General > Software Update under Settings on your iPhone.
  • Upgrade iPhone Software
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  • Install the updates and restart the phone if there are any available. Verify that the wireless charging is operating properly.

4. Disable Optimized Battery Charging

The phone may not charge wirelessly if you attempt to charge it outside of your regular pattern since Optimized Battery Charging gradually learns your charging habits. Additionally, a glitch in the Optimized Battery Charging feature may also be the root of the problem.

  • Either way, turning off the phone’s optimized battery charging will fix the issue.
  • To access Battery Health, navigate to Settings > Battery > iPhone.
  • Check to see whether the issue is resolved by disabling Optimized Battery Charging.

5.  Remove Lock Screen Widgets from the iPhone

You can obtain the most recent information on the service or app of your choice—such as real-time weather updates—by using lock screen widgets. These widgets can keep the phone’s processors active when they are enabled. This may cause the phone’s charging modules to “believe” that it is being used, stopping wireless charging.

  • The solution in this case is to remove the phone’s lock screen widgets.
  • Open the Wallpaper by opening the iPhone Settings.
  • Tap on a widget box after selecting the Lock Screen Preview.
  • To remove a widget from the lock screen, tap the Minus sign. You may do the same to remove all of the lock screen widgets.
  • Try restarting the iPhone to see if it fixes the problem with wireless charging.

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6. Adjust the iPhone on the Wireless Charger

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The iPhone cannot be charged by the wireless charging pad if it is not positioned appropriately. The solution in this case is to properly set the phone on the wireless charger.

This may be particularly true if you’re attempting to use an outdated wireless charger to charge a newer iPhone. It’s possible that the charging coil on the more recent phone is situated differently and requires less electricity. The newest iPhone model—the iPhone 14—cannot be charged using the wireless charger included in the 2023 car model unless it is manually adjusted. The charger was created at least two years ago.

These are some things you might attempt to see if the phone begins to charge. Recall that sometimes it takes a few seconds for the charging to begin.

  • On the charger, place your iPhone upside down.
  • Lay the phone on the charging pad in a lateral position.
  • Position the iPhone either horizontally or vertically on the charging pad.
  • Place your iPhone, preferably the 14 model, on the pad and rotate it in a clockwise direction until the camera bump comes off the side of the charger or until the sound of charging is heard.
  • Carefully lower your phone onto the wireless charging pad, holding it about 1.5 inches above the surface.
  • Place an item. Wrap the phone around anything that is 25 or 5 inches thick (like an eraser) and place it on the charging base. Ensure that the pad’s and the phone’s centers line up. Steer clear of the thick layer surrounding the phone’s base if your phone has a camera bump.