iPhone 13 Not Charging? Quick 7 Fixes for You

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2021-10-27 / Update for  iPhone 13

Has anyone that has gotten the iPhone 13 pro max have issues charging on the wireless pad? I have a 2021 SR+ and it won’t charge.

It seems like some wire or electric issue is going on with your iPhone. Let’s explore why your iPhone 13 is not charging and provide a feasible solution for it.

Part 1. Why is My iPhone 13 Not Charging?

There might be multiple reasons for an iPhone not being charged properly. Here are some of them: official leather case didn't sit flush with the MagSafe Duo charger

Issue 1: Prominent Camera

As we all know iPhone 13 mini/13/13 Pro(Max) is newly designed with larger camera, and some users found that this cannot full fit with the MagSafe Duo charger or wirless charging pad.

Issue 2: Loose Connectivity

Sometimes your lighting charger cable’s connection can be loose. If the port is loose or you haven’t fixed the plug firmly, it might not charge your phone. Sometimes an open port can initially charge but throw out the connection later due to being looser.

Issue 3: Damaged Charging Port

If your iPhone’s charging port is dirty or damaged, then it wouldn’t charge your battery as efficiently as before. An iPhone has nine connectors in the charging port, and if one of them gets blocked by dirt or damaged, it would affect the charging. Water exposure can damage the ports as well.

Issue 4: Fragile or Damaged Cables

iPhone cables are fragile and can be worn out pretty quickly. If your iPhone 13’s cable has been worn out or torn, or twisted, then it might be the reason why your iPhone is taking an eternity to charge.

Issue 5: Electric Outlet is Misbehaving

Your outlet can be the reason why your iPhone is getting slow charged. Old wiring can affect the electricity flow, and such outlets are too challenging to repair. 

Issue 6: Non-Certified Accessories

If your charging accessories are not Apple certified, it will affect your charging and battery’s performance. Even if you’re using a third-party cable and it doesn’t say Apple-certified, then it will pretty much slow down the charging.

Part 2. Basic To-do List Before You Fix iPhone 13 not Charging

Please make a list of things and try them before going to a repair shop. Sometimes a little hack might help you save money and effort. Here is the to-do list:

List 1: Check If Your Charging Cable and USB Adapter Get Damaged

Is your iPhone plugged in not charging? If yes, then check your charging cable for any breakage or bent prongs. Also, check your USB adapter thoroughly. If it shows any damage signs, then it’s the reason for the slow charge.

List 2: Confirm Connection between Charging cable, USB Wall Adapter, and Power Accessory

Is your iPhone charger cable not working? If yes, check and ensure that a firm connection is held between your charging cable, USB wall adapter, and the AC power outlet. Sometimes a loose outlet wouldn’t let the iPhone charge properly.

List 3: Make Sure Charging Port is Clean

Is your iPhone charging port not working? If yes, it is time to thoroughly check the charging port and remove debris stuck inside it. Also, try to firmly plug in the charging cable and see if the port is damaged. If it is damaged, then it might need service.

Part 3. Advanced Ways to Fix iPhone 13 not Charging

Here are some tricks to fix your iPhone 13 charging issues:

Way 1: Charge Your iPhone 13 for a While

Let your iPhone stay on charge for about 30 minutes. If the charging has not progressed or isn’t showing at all, then try the following way.

Way 2: Try to Let iPhone 13 Cooler and Charge Again

Sometimes your iPhone will get warmer than usual during charging. If the battery gets too warm, the iPhone will automatically limit the charging to 80 percent. If it does, it’s best to unplug the iPhone and take it to a cooler place. Once it cools down, the Optimized Battery Charging mode will automatically deactivate, and you can then again try to charge your iPhone. This time it will change, hopefully.

Way 3: Force Restart Your iPhone 13

Are you worried about your iPhone 13 wireless charging not working correctly? If yes, then try to force restart the device. Hold and release your iPhone 13's volume up button and do the same to the volume down. Then hold the iPhone's side button until it restarts. Your iPhone 13 will force restart. Charge it for 30 to 35 minutes and see if the issue has been resolved.

Way 4: Turn Your iPhone Upside Down to Charge on Pad

Some iPhone 13 Pro Max user complained that the camer is not well fit to the charging pad. "The upside-down iPhone may sound silly", but it sometimes works.

Part 4. My iPhone is Still not Charging Yet? Try Tenorshare ReiBoot

If your iPhone does not charge or your iPhone’s software prevents you from charging the iPhone to its total capacity, try Tenorshare ReiBoot. It has 150+ repair solutions for your PC and resets your iPhones quickly.

Here’s how to repair iOS system through Reiboot:

  • Download and run Reiboot on your PC. Connect the iPhone and click on “Start” to start iOS recovery.

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  • Pick “Standard Repair” from the options and confirm it.

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  • ReiBoot will ask you to download the latest firmware package. Please spare some time and get it downloaded. You can also import the firmware file from the PC.

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  • The repair will take some time. Your iPhone will restart after ReiBoot repair. 

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This blog is the solution to your iPhone charger not working. These simple tricks might help you identify the charging issue and fix it possibly. However, if your iOS has a technical glitch that needs repairing, use Tenorshare ReiBoot to fix it safely.

  Updated on 2021-10-27 / Update for  iPhone 13

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