iPhone Not Charging – 6 Things to Do When Your iPhone 7, 6s or 6 Not Charging

iPhone is the most iconic and best-selling smartphone of all time. The design and performance are the main reason why people chose iPhones. But that doesn’t mean iPhones are fault free. iPhones can have manufacturing defects or even get faulty with the rough use or after using for a long time. If your iPhone is not charging, there may be a few reasons including faulty cables and chargers or damaged ports. Here we have 6 things to do when your iPhone is not charging.

If you iPad is charging slow, you can follow these steps.

Very Simple Methods that you can perform easily if your iPhone is not charging:

Method 1: Force Restart Your iPhone

The first plan of action should be to force restart if an iPhone is not charging. Force restart can help in refreshing your device so that whatever is not working can get to work. Your data on your iPhone will not be deleted or formatted. Follow these steps:

If you are using an iPhone 6s/6s Plus or an earlier iPhone:

  1. Press and hold the power (sleep/wake) button and home button at the same time.
  2. Press and hold these buttons for at least 10 seconds.
  3. Release the buttons when you see the Apple logo.

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If you are using an iPhone 7/7 Plus:

  1. Press and hold the power (sleep/wake) button and volume down button at the same time.
  2. Press and hold these buttons for at least 10 seconds.
  3. Release the buttons when you see the Apple logo.

After it restarts, plug in the charger to check if iPhone is charging. If it doesn’t work, try the next methods:

Method 2: Clean Ports or Cable Ends

However weird this may sound; the lighting ports of your iPhone may have some debris or pocket lint that may be stuck which may be a reason why your iPhone is not charging. Same may be with the cables. The connectors on your charging cable may also have some dirt stuck on them.

  1. Check if there is some dirt/lint stuck in the lighting port of your iPhone.
  2. If there is, try using a small toothpick or a dry toothbrush.
  3. Gently scrape/take out the dirt.
  4. Then clean off with a microfiber cloth.
  5. Similarly, clean the connectors on the lighting cable with a micro fiber cloth.
  6. Connect the charger with your iPhone to see if it is charging.

The port and the connector on the cable need to be clean so that the contacts touch each other for charging. If still your iPhone not charging, continue with the following methods:

Method 3: Use Different Cables/Chargers

Another big reason why your iPhone is not charging is that the cable and the charger you are using are faulty and is not charging your iPhone the way it should. Try to follow these steps to troubleshoot this problem:

  1. Use a different lightning cable. You can even use any other
  2. Use a different adapter. Make sure that you are using a one that is for iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
  3. Try to charge through your PC or laptop.
  4. Try to connect to a different wall outlet.

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If you see that your iPhone is charging on different cables or chargers, then the chargers you were using were the problem. Otherwise, follow the next methods:

Method 4: Check for Damaged Chargers or Ports

There is a possibility that the cable or charger you are using has been damaged or even the lightning port on your iPhone has been damaged which is why your iPhone is not charging. The lightning cable may be damaged if it is most obviously:

  1. Torn in places.
  2. The wire from the inside is exposed.
  3. There are cuts in the wire.

To check if the lighting port on your iPhone is damaged:

  1. Connect your iPhone to a Mac or Windows PC which has iTunes installed.
  2. See if your iPhone shows up in iTunes.
  3. See if your iPhone starts to charge when connected to the computer.
  4. If not, then the lightning port is most probably damaged.

Use Apple-certified cables and chargers to charge your iPhone if your current cable is damaged. If the lightning port on your iPhone is damaged, then skip to Method 6.

Method 5: Factory Reset your iPhone

If still, your iPhone is not charging, the last thing you can do is a factory reset. Factory resetting an iPhone has helped a lot of people who have problems like this on their iPhones. Follow these steps to do a factory reset:

  1. If you can connect your iPhone to a computer, make a backup on iTunes.
  2. Otherwise, try to make a backup on iCloud.
  3. When you have done making a backup, go to Settings > General > Reset.
  4. In “Reset,” select “Erase All Content and Settings.”
  5. Your device will ask to confirm if you want to do a factory reset.
  6. Once you have confirmed that you want to reset your device, your phone will start to perform a factory reset.
  7. After the phone is reset, try to charge your iPhone and see if it is charging.

Method 6: Contact Apple Customer Support

In the end, if none of the above methods worked, it is best to contact Apple Support here.

There could be many reasons why your iPhone not charging. Maybe because of faulty accessories or even a manufacturing fault. The Customer Support representatives at Apple will help you solve your problem.

You may have to send your iPhone for repairs or you may be able to get a replacement depending on the warranty on your iPhone.

You can start by entering the serial number of your iPhone at the Apple Support webpage.

Apple iPhone is one of the bestselling smartphones right now, and they are also considered to be the perfect one. The build and the design along with the perfection of iOS make it a very well-known product in this day and age. If your iPhone not charging, here were 6 things to do by yourself before sending to Apple repair center.