Much like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series smartphones, the iPhone 14 series also comes with a wireless charging option with Apple’s magnetic wireless charging capabilities. Apple does not provide the magnetic charger right out of the box, but this could be an essential accessory for people who charge their phones wirelessly.
It has not been long since Apple launched their iPhone 14 series smartphones in the market, and we are already getting some news about some iPhone 14 smartphones(namely iPhone 14 and iPhone Plus) not charging wirelessly. Both these smartphones do come with wireless charging compatibility. So wireless charging not working on them does not add much value to the iPhone 14 lineup. If you are one of those troubled iPhone 14/ iPhone 14 Plus, this article might help you out. Here, we have listed some potential solutions that might fix your problem. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.
How to Fix iPhone 14/ iPhone 14 Plus Not Charging Wirelessly?
Reboot your iPhone:
The following simple fix that you can try is a restart. Most software issues can be fixed with a single restart of most electronic devices. And the iPhone is no exception. You can try the restart option even with the iPhone’s wireless charging not working issue. For this, go to Settings and navigate to General. Then select the option Shut down. Then drag the slider to the right to turn off your smartphone. Now wait 30 seconds and then press the power button on the side to turn on your device again.
If this does not help with your problem, try the next solution.
Use Apple’s official charger:
Apple has a stringent policy when it comes to accessories. Only a few third-party accessories are fully compatible with Apple smartphones. Only the magnetic wireless charger Apple provides has the best compatibility with the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14 lineup smartphones. So if you use a wireless charger from any other company, that could cause your problems too. Since most other wireless chargers are not compatible with iPhones, you must use Apple’s default wireless charger for your wireless charging needs with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
Try the next solution if the official charger also does not help you.
Remove any case:
We use cases to protect our smartphones from accidental fall damage or scratches. And Apple’s official cases are often considered not durable enough to protect their smartphones. So most people choose to use cases provided by other brands. But this can work against you using the wireless charging feature. Some phone cases prevent the wireless charging feature from working in a smartphone. So if you use a thick third-party phone case for your iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus, you should remove it. After removing the case, try using the wireless charger again. If it works well, then you have your answer. The problem was actually with the case, and you need to get a new one now that does not prohibit the wireless charging feature of the smartphone.
If the wireless charging does not work even after removing the case, try the next solution.
Reset phone settings:
iOS 16 comes with an option to reset all Settings. This will reset all your phone’s settings to their default value, as when you first bought your new iPhone. Performing a settings reset can clear out several conflicts within the Settings menu that might be blocking your iPhone’s wireless charging feature.
Resetting settings will clear out everything from your Settings menu, though. This includes saved Wifi and Bluetooth connections as well. So perform settings reset only if you are willing to delete every saved connection on your iPhone.
To reset settings, open up Settings on your phone and go to General. Then tap on the Transfer or Reset iPhone option. Then select Reset and choose the Reset All Settings option. You will have to confirm your action by tapping on the Reset button on the confirmation page.
After this, your phone will restart on its own. After the restart, try the next solution if you still encounter the wireless charging issue.
Factory reset your iPhone:
After the settings reset, you can also try the factory reset option. This will clear every bit of data on your phone, though. So you need to create a backup of everything necessary to you and perform the factory reset.
To perform the factory reset, open up Settings on your phone and go to General. Then tap on the Transfer or Reset iPhone option. Then select the Erase All Content and Settings option and the Reset All Settings option. You will have to confirm your action by tapping on the Reset button on the confirmation page.
If the wireless charging does not work even after factory resetting your iPhone, try the next solution.
Check the wireless charger:
Most often, when there is an issue with charging, the problem lies with the charging adapter itself. Even with your case, you first need to verify whether the problem is with the charger or cable. Get an iPhone 12, iPhone 13, or iPhone 14 model from one of your friends and use your wireless charger. If the wireless charger is not working even with that device, the problem is with the charger itself. In this case, you need to check the warranty of your charger. If it is under warranty, get it to the nearest service center and replace it without extra costs. And if it is not under warranty, you will have to buy a new one.
If the wireless charging is working with your friend’s iPhone, then you can be sure that the problem is specifically with your new iPhone. In this case, move on to the next solution mentioned below.
Check the warranty and get the battery replaced:
If none of the above solutions worked for you, you could be sure it is a hardware issue. So if your iPhone is under warranty, it might be a good idea to get your wireless charging coil or battery replaced. You will have to take your iPhone to the nearest service center and ask for their help. Inform them about your problem in detail, and they should be able to help you. They would either provide a charging coil or battery replacement for your new iPhone without any costs. Just ensure that you take the proper phone documentation to the Apple service center when you go for the repair.
So these are all the solutions to fix the iPhone 14/ iPhone 14 Plus not charging wirelessly. If you have any questions or queries about this article, comment below, and we will get back to you. Also, check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more helpful information.