In this troubleshooting guide, we will show you what you can do if your iPhone 12 won’t charge after the iOS 14.3 update. Such a problem can be pretty minor, or your device might need to be checked by a technician. Read on to learn more.
Charging problems aren’t common nowadays, but they still occur every now and then. Most of the time, they’re pretty minor and you can fix them easily, provided that they’re not caused by liquid or physical damage. If you’re one of the users with this kind of problem, then here’s what you should do:
First solution: Make sure the power outlet is working
If your iPhone just stopped charging for no apparent reason, then it’s possible that the problem is with the power outlet. So the first thing you need to do is to check if the one you’ve plugged the charger to is working.
You may plug any appliance or electronic device you have to test if it’s working. But while you’re doing that, be very careful.
After making sure that the electrical outlet is not damaged, move on to the next solution.
Second solution: Check the power adapter
The next thing you have to check is the charger itself. Just make sure the port isn’t damaged, or doesn’t have any sort of dirt in it. Any lint or debris may obstruct connectors from conducting electricity properly.
If one charge doesn’t work, then try using other third-party chargers that support fast charging. Old chargers may not be enough to charge your iPhone 12.
Third solution: Check the charging cable
Another thing you have to look into is the cable. Make sure the charging cable isn’t broken or and that it doesn’t have dirty connectors. Just run your fingers from one end to the other to make sure it’s not broken somewhere.
After that, check the connectors on both ends to make sure they’re not dirty. If it’s wet, just get a dry cloth to clean it. You may also use other lightning cables if you think it’s broken or damaged.
Fourth solution: Check the charging port on your iPhone
After checking the accessories, the next thing you have to look into is your iPhone itself. Check its charging port to see if there’s something in it that prevents it from charging.
If you see some dirt or debris, you should clean the port. Not only does foreign materials prevent charging, it can also damage the port or your device’s circuit board if it causes a short-circuit.
Fifth solution: Force restart your iPhone 12
For users whose devices powered off due to a drained battery and have to deal with this problem, then what you have to do next is the forced restart. It’s possible that the firmware crashed just before your iPhone turned off.
To do so, quickly press and release the Volume Up button and then the Volume down button.
Immediately after that, press and hold the Power key for 10 seconds. This often triggers your iPhone to boot up.
You can now charge your iPhone after that.
However, if your iPhone 12 is still not charging after doing all of the solutions here, then it’s time to bring it to the tech. It’s possible that the problem is with the hardware of your device.
And those are the things you can do if your iPhone 12 won’t charge. We hope that this guide can help you one way or the other.
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