An engineer fixes wireless charging not working on iPhone so that it now works.

How to fix wireless charging not working on iPhone

If wireless charging is not working on your iPhone there are plenty of fixes to try. Wireless charging is much more convenient, but often has more problems than using a cable.

In this how-to guide we look at how to fix wireless charging not working iPhone.

Make sure your iPhone supports wireless charging

Not every model of iPhone can be charged wirelessly. Therefore, firstly, ensure that you have a compatible model.

Apple’s first wireless charging model was the iPhone 8. So, check your iPhone model and make sure that you have an iPhone 8 or newer.

Update iOS if wireless charging not working on iPhone

It’s rare that there is an operating system issue with wireless charging. However, this can’t be ruled out. Therefore update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS. Head to “Settings > General > Software Update” to get the latest version of iOS.

Ensure the iPhone is in the middle of the charging pad.

Wireless charging relies on the coil in the iPhone being placed on the coil in the charger. Therefore if the two coils don’t align then the phone will either disconnect or won’t wirelessly charge.

Wireless charging not working on iPhone due to a defective charging pad.

Remove the iPhone case

Some iPhone cases don’t support wireless charging. As a result the iPhone needs to be removed from the case before charging it. Try and remove the case to see if this helps fix wireless charging not working iPhone issue.

If your iPhone charges wirelessly without the case then consider getting a new, thinner, wireless charging compatible one.

Try a force restart to fix iPhone wireless charging not working.

Sometimes a force restart is all that is needed to resume wireless charging. Rebooting the iPhone will clear the memory and any software glitch or app that is causing wireless charging to stop.

Clean the back of the iPhone and charging pad

A good connection between the charging pad and iPhone is imperative. Therefore, clean the back of the iPhone and also the charging pad with a soft cloth. This should improve connectivity and may just be the solution to fix iPhone wireless charging not working.

Is it your charging pad or cable?

iPhone charging pads can fail and won’t power up the handset as a result. Check your charging pad by trying another wireless device on it.

Furthermore, check the charging adapter and cable. Make sure that the charging adapter has enough power to fuel wireless charging. This can be up to 18W or more.

Also check the power cable that is connected from the adapter to the wireless charging pad.

A wireless charging iPhone after being fixed in our repair shop.

Use the correct wireless charging pad

While iPhone 12 models and iPhone 13 can be used with MagSafe chargers, iPhone 11 and earlier cannot always use this technology. Try a QI charger for these earlier iPhone models.

How to fix wireless charging not working iPhone overall

Firstly, try these steps above to see if these solve your iPhone not charging wirelessly issue. If the problem still remains then come and see us at We Solve All. We’re the iPhone repair experts.

Our iPhone repair Norwich shop can help with a free diagnostic test. We can therefore help troubleshoot iPhone wireless charging not working for you and fix it.

Come and see us in one of our shops or get in touch to talk about your iPhone wireless charging not working problem. We can also help fix iPhone battery draining while charging so we can certainly restore your phone back to good working order.

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