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Over the past few years, most smartphone manufacturers have adopted wireless charging. While Apple may have been a late adopter of wireless charging, it is now making a significant push for a wireless world. In fact, despite different reports about its battery, it is nearly guaranteed that the iPhone 14 will support wireless charging.

Since it seems so simple, more customers are willing to test out and include wireless charging in their daily lives.

However, wireless charging may not be as simple as it seems. There may be times when you put down your iPhone to wirelessly charge, and it does not. In this article, we will run you through the common reasons why your iPhone is not wirelessly charging.

Problems with Your iPhone

Check to see if your iPhone supports wireless charging as a general rule, especially if it's your first time doing so.

The following phones support wireless charging:

  • iPhone 8 (including 8 plus)
  • iPhone X (including XR, XS, and XS Max)
  • iPhone 11 (including (11 Pro and Pro Max)
  • iPhone SE 2
  • iPhone 12 (including 12 Mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max)
  • iPhone 13 (including 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max)

Once you've confirmed that your Apple devices support wireless charging, you may use any Qi-compatible wireless charger to charge them.

Here are some things you may do if your iPhone suddenly stops operating on an iPhone-enable wireless charger:

  • Charge your iPhone with a different adapter.
  • Switch off your iPhone.
  • iPhone software update
  • Reset the iPhone.

Problems with Your Wireless Charger

If the problem is not with your phone, it’s possible that your wireless charger is not working. Here are some things you can do:

  • Ensure that your wireless charger is correctly plugged in.
  • Check the quality of your wireless charger.
  • Try moving your iPhone around and repositioning it on the charger.

Other Possible Issues

If it is not your phone or charger, there may be other problems, such as:

  • Your Phone Case Is Too Thick or Made of Metal: Cases that are excessively thick or composed of metal prevent Qi wireless chargers from working with them. Metal pieces inserted within the magnetic mount cover shouldn't interfere with wireless charging. Just make sure your phone case is suitable.

  • Your iPhone Is Too Warm: While charging, whether through cable or wirelessly, your iPhone could become warm. 

  • However, because wireless charging is less effective than conventional charging using wires, it produces more heat. The protective mechanism is activated and prevents charging the iPhone battery above 80% when it becomes overheated.

    It is best to remove your phone from the charger first. When the temperature reduces, try charging again.

  • Your iPhone Is Connected to a USB: While the device is on a wireless charging pad, some users may connect their phone to a computer using a USB or a USB power converter. Wired and wireless charging cannot coexist, and wireless charging on an iPhone ceases as soon as it is linked to a USB cord.

  • Conclusion

    We live in a wireless world, and wireless technology has been improving heavily. Wireless charging is a breeze to use, but even the most advanced technology is prone to conking out. 

    There are various reasons and fixes if your iPhone does not wirelessly charge. Hopefully, you are now able to solve your iPhone wireless charging problem.

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