In what could be yet another undeniable proof that iOS 13 is a bug-ridden update, several Apple customers have reported wireless charging issues with iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max on Apple Support forum. And going by many reports, iOS 13.1.3 (the latest official version) appears to be the wrecker-in-chief.
What makes it a grave concern is that the wireless charging issues are not just limited to iOS 13.1.3, even those running iOS 13.1.1 and iOS 13.2 (which is still in beta right now) have encountered the problems.
While some users have said that even though the battery charging icon pops up on iPhone 11 when placed on a wireless charger, the charging icon disappears immediately and the charging stops right after that, others have reported that the devices simply won’t begin charging when placed on wireless charging stands/pads.
“The night before I had no issues charging my XS on the same charging pad. When I placed my 11 down it made the noise and flashed the charge icon but then right after that, the icon was gone and the phone wasn’t charging.”
“I’m having the same problem running iOS 13.2. Randomly, my iPhone 11 Pro Max will not begin charging when placed on a wireless charging pad.”
Though Apple hasn’t yet responded, we expect the tech giant to come up with a response sooner than later. In the meantime, you can try out a few temporary solutions to fix wireless charging issues on your iPhone 11 Series devices.
iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Won’t Charge Wirelessly? Try Out A Few Possible Solutions
Some iPhone 11 owners who had run into the wireless charging problems have reported that they were able to temporarily fix the issues by rebooting the device. So, give this trick a try to get rid of the problem so that you can start charging your device wirelessly.
Simply press and hold either volume button and the side button until the power off slider shows up on your iPhone. Now, drag the power off slider and then wait for some time ( up to 30 seconds). After that, press and hold the side button again to turn on your device.
Once your device has rebooted, try charging it wirelessly again to check if the problem is gone.
Following Are A Few Generic Tips That Might Be Helpful in Resolving Wireless Charging Issues on iPhones
Now, we are going to talk about a few generic solutions that could come in handy in resolving the wireless charging issues on your 2019 iPhones or older iPhones like iPhone X or Xs.
Ensure That the Case You Are Using Supports Wireless Charging
First and foremost, you must ensure that the case you are using supports wireless charging. Some bulky and ring holder cases may not be compatible with Qi charging. Remove the case and then place your device on the wireless charger to see if the charging kicks in.
We have rounded up some of the best wireless charging compatible cases for iPhone 11 Series devices. Just in case your case seems to obstruct Qi charging, buy a compatible cover so that you can power up your smartphone comfortably without having to remove the case.
- Best iPhone 11 Cases with Wireless Charging Compatibility
- Best iPhone 11 Pro Cases with Wireless Charging Compatibility
- Best iPhone 11 Pro Max Cases with Wireless Charging Compatibility
Be Sure You Have Efficient Chargers
While there are tons of Qi-enabled wireless charging pads and stands in the market. Not all of them can power up iPhones efficiently. I have seen many Qi-chargers that easily heat and charge devices at a snail’s pace despite the tall claim. So, be sure you are not dealing with faulty chargers that are incapable to charge your device with the needed efficiency.
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- Best iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max Wireless Chargers
Even though it may sound too funny but I would like to reiterate that be sure to place your iPhone properly. Make sure to place the device perfectly in the charging area. The moment the device will recognize the charger, the battery charging icon will pop up on the screen, confirming that the wireless charging has kickstarted.
Try Disabling the Optimized Battery Charging
iOS 13 comes with a feature called ” Optimized Battery Charging” designed to increase the life span of the battery. The software uses machine learning to keep a track of your charging habit and waits to finish charging past 80%.
Moreover, if the iPhone battery gets too warm, iOS makes sure the charging is automatically stopped above 80%. Once the temperature drops to a normal level, your device will begin to charge again.
While Optimized Battery Charging is quite helpful, it might be playing spoilsport. So, try disabling it to see if it solves the problem. Open Settings app → Battery → Battery Health → Optimized Battery Charging.
Update iOS On Your Device
This one is a no brainer, isn’t it? Whether you find your iPhone running at a sluggish pace or you are faced with any miscellaneous bugs that are proving to be a nightmare, never fail to update the software on your device. To upgrade the software, hop into Settings → General → Software Update.
We are awaiting Apple’s response and will update this post to mention the permanent solution for the wireless charging issues that seem to be affecting many iPhone users. So, stay tuned in with us.
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