Fix: iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max Not Charging Issue

Apple is known for its closed-source ecosystem so that Apple device users get maximum benefits with proper software & hardware optimization. Sometimes, several unfortunate users may experience multiple issues or bugs, even with Apple devices, after paying so much. The newly launched iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max devices are going through the battery not charging issue that users don’t feel happy enough after buying.

It’s slightly disappointing for the iPhone 14 series users to have issues or bugs on the newly released flagship smartphones. But we can all say that the device not charging issue is quite common among smartphone users, whether you’re using an iPhone model or an Android device. The charging-related issue may occur for several reasons, irrespective of the price segment, which we can’t deny. Luckily, we’ve some fixes.

Fix: iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max Not Charging Issue

Fix: iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max Not Charging Issue

Talking about the iPhone charging-related issue, unfortunate users may experience specific problems while trying to charge their devices. Such as the battery won’t charge at all, the battery charges slowly for more than an hour or so, an alert message appears that the accessory isn’t supported or certified, the device stops charging at around 80 percent or so, and more. Now, if you’re also facing one of the mentioned issues, then don’t worry.

There can be several possible reasons behind such an issue something like the iPhone didn’t sit properly on the MagSafe charger, maybe you’re using a troubling back case, the wired charging cable is physically damaged, the wired charging cable isn’t connected properly, issues with the charging adapter, issues with the power outlet, maybe you’re using a third-party charger which isn’t compatible, maybe the charging port has some issues, and so on.

Here we’ve mentioned a bunch of possible workarounds for you that should come in handy. Multiple users did find the solutions working for them, so you can also try them out. It’s highly recommended to follow each method until the problem gets fixed because even a basic workaround can help you a lot. Now, without further ado, let’s jump into it.

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1. Force Reboot your iPhone

First of all, manually force reboot your iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max to clear out temporary system glitches or cache data issues. Mostly, a normal reboot may not work for all. To do so:

  • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button and quickly press then release the Volume Down button too.
  • Hold the Side button (Power) for a few seconds until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
  • Once the Apple boot logo appears, release the Side button.
  • Wait for the device to reboot into the system automatically.
  • After restarting your iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max, try charging again.

2. Ensure iPhone is Properly Connected to the Charger

It’s highly recommended to cross-check if your iPhone is properly connected to the charger or not. If there is an issue with the wired charger’s charging cable or adapter connectivity, you may often experience such issues. Sometimes disconnecting the lightning charger from the iPhone and connecting it back can fix the issue.

3. Ensure iPhone is Properly Placed on the Charging Pad

If in case, you’re using the wireless charger to charge your iPhone 14 series, check if the iPhone’s charging pad (MagSafe Ring) is clear. Additionally, try placing the iPhone on the wireless charging pad, so the connectors get attached.

4. Connect the Charging Adapter to a Valid Power Source

Make sure to connect the charging adapter to a valid power source, such as the wall power outlet, for a better charging speed. However, you can also use the USB 2.0/3.0 port on a computer that’s turned on and not in sleep mode. Don’t use the USB ports of your keyboard or router for charging your iPhone. You can also charge your iPhone to a USB Hub, docking station, or another Apple-certified accessory like power banks.

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5. Check for the Physical Damage of Charging Accessories

Check your charging cable and USB adapter for signs of damage, like breakage or bent prongs, etc. If there is any physical damage to the cable or adapter, then make sure to get a new one. Whereas if there is an issue with the charging port, visit your nearest Apple service center.

6. Enable Optimised Battery Charging

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If in case, the optimized battery charging feature isn’t enabled on your iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max, then make sure to turn it on by following the steps below. It’ll allow the system to get the battery level up sufficiently during midnight and complete the full charging in the morning to avoid excessive charging or device overheating. To enable it:

  • Open the Settings app > Tap on Battery.
  • Tap on Battery Health > Enable the Optimised Battery Charging toggle.

7. iPhone Overheating will Stop Charging at 80 Percent

Your iPhone might get slightly warmer or overheated during the charging process, which can affect the battery’s health. To extend the lifespan of your battery health, Apple offers the optimized battery charging feature so that iOS software will limit charging above 80 percent if the battery gets too warm. That means whenever your iPhone gets cool enough; the remaining charging process will start again. In that case, try keeping your iPhone in a cooler place.

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You can also disconnect your iPhone from the charger and give it some rest to cool down. Don’t over-expose your iPhone under direct sunlight or an extremely cooler condition unnecessarily.

8. Try Cleaning the Charging Port and Accessories Gently

Check for dirt or moisture inside the charging port on the iPhone. You can use a paperclip or a sewing needle with some cotton to clean gently. Don’t put pressure or don’t make any scratches inside the charging port to avoid damage. If the charging port is damaged, your device probably needs service.

9. Use a Stock or Apple Certified Charging Accessories

The chances are high that your charging accessory is somehow defective, damaged, or non-certified by Apple. Otherwise, your USB charger isn’t designed to charge iPhones which may cause the battery charging issue apart from internal hardware damage.

10. Try Using a Different USB Cable and Charging Adapter

Make sure to use a different USB cable and the adapter to charge your iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max to check whether the problem is still bothering you. If the charging works properly, then the previous one has some issues.

11. Use a MagSafe Compatible Back Case for Wireless Charging

Try using a MagSafe compatible back case for your iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max model to avoid any wireless charging issues. Incompatible back cases can prevent the device from getting charged wirelessly.

12. Update your iPhone to the Latest iOS Version

Sometimes you should also cross-check the available software updates on your iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max. Though the iPhone 14 series come with the iOS 16 by default, Apple will continue pushing frequent updates to provide more bug fixes and improvements to the newly launched iOS 16 version. However, Apple consistently pushes software updates to its eligible devices. So, if you haven’t updated your iPhone, then make sure to follow the steps below:

  • Go to the Settings app > Tap on General.
  • Tap on Software Update > Select Automatic Updates to On so that the system will automatically install updates whenever available.
  • Now, your system will also check for the available update. If available, tap on Download and Install. [Enter the device passcode]
  • Wait for the update installation process, and the iPhone will reboot automatically.
  • It may take some time so have some patience.

Note: If in case, there is no update available, the ‘iOS is up to date’ notification will appear on the screen.

13. Keep Your iPhone Charging in Switched Off Mode

You should also keep your iPhone charged for at least an hour in the switched-off mode to cross-check whether the battery is charging. If the device is still not charging in the switched-off mode even after an hour, you should visit the nearest Apple service center soon.

14. Enter in DFU Mode

DFU indicates Device Firmware Update that basically used for advanced tasks like updating the firmware, troubleshooting problems such as bricked status, etc. Additionally, you can perform DFU Mode to downgrade to a previous iOS version, jailbreaking, SIM unlocking, etc. To do so:

  • Connect your iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max to your Mac/PC (iTunes required).
  • You’ll also require a Lightning cable to connect your iPhone to the computer.
  • Press and release the Volume Up button quickly.
  • Then press and release the Volume Down button quickly.
  • Next, press and hold the Power/Side button for around 10 seconds until the display turns black on the iPhone.
  • Meanwhile, hold the Power/Side button, press and hold the Volume Down button for around 5 seconds, and then release the Power/Side button. But don’t release the Volume Down button for 10 seconds more. The display should remain black if properly done.
  • Launch iTunes on your Mac/PC and you will see a message “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.”
  • Now, you’ll get an option to Restore iOS on your iPhone.
  • Once you’re done with the firmware restoration process, press and release the Volume Up button quickly.
  • Then press and release the Volume Down button quickly.
  • Press and hold the Power/Side button until the Apple logo appears.
  • Finally, your iPhone will boot into normal mode again.

If this method didn’t come useful for you then you should follow the next method to restore your iPhone.

15. Restore iPhone from iCloud or iTunes Backup

Sometimes you may need to restore your iPhone to recover the system from the iCloud Backup or iTunes Backup. However, do keep in mind that this method will completely reset the iPhone system, and you might lose some data if not properly backed up. So, make sure to take a full backup before performing this method.

Please Note: This method will only apply if you’ve previously backed up your data on iTunes or iCloud. If there is no previous backup made then you can skip this method.

Restore iPhone with iTunes:

  • Open iTunes on your computer > Now, connect your iPhone to the Windows or Mac via the USB cable.
  • Connect iTunes to the iPhone and the device will get detected.
  • Next, click the iPhone icon from the left pane > Click on Restore Backup.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the restore process.
  • Once done, your iPhone will boot into the system automatically. It’ll take some time so please be patient.
  • Finally, your device will boot into iOS, disconnect the iPhone then complete the initial setup process.
  • You’re good to go.

Restore iPhone with iCloud:

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone > Tap on General.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page > Select Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  • Tap on Reset > Select Erase All Content and Settings.
  • If prompted, enter the device passcode to confirm the task.
  • Your iPhone will restart automatically > It may take some time to complete.
  • Once the iPhone boots into the system, go through the initial setup process.
  • Next, sign in to your Apple ID > Here, you’ll have to select Restore from iCloud Backup.
  • Once the backup data is selected to restore, confirm the task to proceed.
  • Wait for the process to complete> Finally, your iPhone will reboot again to load the backup.
  • You’re good to go.

16. Contact Apple Support and Visit Service Center

If none of the methods worked for you, then make sure to contact Apple Support or visit your nearest Apple Service Center to get technical assistance. Sometimes internal hardware damage or invisible physical damage to the charging port on your device or even the dead battery can cause charging-related issues. If in case, your device is under warranty, then you’ll get a repair or replacement. Otherwise, you may need to spend extra bucks.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For additional queries, you can comment below.

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