How to fix iPhone X wireless charging interference, intermittent charging issue [Troubleshooting Guide]

Any device can succumb into charger problems at some point. Among the symptoms to occur would include charging failure (no charge), intermittent charging or wireless charging interference. Even contemporary and high-end smartphones can give in to any of these symptoms due to software errors or hardware damage. It turned out that these problems are also plaguing some owners of the iPhone X.

And in case you’d be dealing with a similar issue wherein your iPhone X is showing symptoms of wireless charging interference or charging intermittently, I’ve outlined some helpful workarounds for you to try on. Applying these methods would give you a high chance of obtaining solution, for as long as hardware damage doesn’t exist. Read on to find out how to deal with wireless charging interference or intermittent charging problem on your iPhone X.

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First solution: Force restart your iPhone X while charging.

Errant apps particularly background apps are usually the main culprits. This is usually the case when you’re charging your phone with some apps running in the background. Any of these apps might have crashed or been corrupted and eventually affects the charging operation. To make sure this isn’t the root-cause, force restart your iPhone X while it’s plugged in to the charger. Here’s how:

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Finally, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.

A force restart automatically ends all background apps and dumps errant cache and temporary data from the internal memory of the phone. Software-related issues including adverse charging symptoms are typically addressed.

Second solution: Update iPhone software and apps.

This method is only applicable if your iPhone still has at least 50 percent remaining battery. Software updates are not only pushed to bring in new features but also offered to address existing device issues from random bugs and software malfunctions. The latest iOS version rolled out by Apple is iOS 12, followed by a beta version 12.1. To check if this update is already available on your iPhone X, do these:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Then tap Software Update.

Installing pending app updates can also help solve the problem if bad apps are to blame. Like iOS updates, app updates are also pushed to bring in fix patches for optimum app performance. To update apps manually on your iPhone X, head over to the App Store and then check for any pending app updates to install. Here’s how:

  1. Tap the App Store icon from the Home screen.
  2. Scroll to and tap the Updates icon at the bottom of the App Store main screen. A list of apps with pending updates will then populate.
  3. To update individual app, the Update button next to the name of each application.
  4. If multiple pending app updates are available, tap on the Update All button to update all apps simultaneously.

Reboot your iPhone X after installing updates to apply the new changes, upgrade, and refresh the system.

Third solution: Reset all settings on your iPhone X.

If you’re fond of customizing your iPhone settings and then suddenly you bumped into any of these charging issues, invalid settings or incorrect configurations are likely to blame. To clear this out, you can revert the default settings by performing an all settings reset on your iPhone X. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll to and tap Reset.
  4. Select Reset All Settings option.
  5. If prompted, enter your device passcode.
  6. Then tap the option to confirm all settings reset.

Wait for your iPhone to reboot by itself and then enable only the features you want to use on your device.

Fourth solution: Check and manage power usage.

Rogue apps might be to blame especially when they tend to affect the phone’s battery or charging system. To determine if any of your apps goes rogue and causes power issues, check your iPhone X battery usage details. Here’s how to access this information:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Scroll down to and then tap Battery.
  3. Allow a few seconds for the Battery Usage details to populate.
  4. To view how much time an app has been working, tap Show Activity. You can see more details for on screen and background activity.
  5. Tap Battery Usage to return to the breakdown of usage by percentage.
  6. To get a broader look at your phone’s power consumption over time, tap Last 10 Days.

If necessary, uninstall bad apps to clear out the triggers.

Fifth solution: Calibrate your iPhone X battery.

To ensure long-lasting battery life, it is important to calibrate the iPhone battery periodically. Battery calibration conditions the battery and helps the software calculate the range of battery life. The battery calibration process mainly involves completely draining of the battery. This can be accomplished with normal use or by expediting battery drainage by increasing screen brightness, playing videos, enabling flashlight, or streaming over the Internet. Once your phone has powered down, leave it off for a few hours, preferably overnight. After several hours, plug it into the charger and let it charge up to a hundred percent. If possible, keep it plugged into the charger longer like two more hours.  When it’s fully charged, restart your iPhone while it’s plugged into the charger. You can remove the charger when the phone is finished booting up.

To simplify things, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to calibrate your iPhone X battery:

  1. Use your phone until it shuts down by itself. Again you can expedite battery draining if you want.
  2. Allow your device to sit several hours or overnight to drain the battery even further.
  3. Connect your iPhone to the charger and wait for it to power on. Be sure to use only the Apple-supplied charger or a compatible OEM charger that runs at the same wattage and amperage.
  4. Turn off your iPhone while it’s charging then keep it connected to the charger for a few more hours.
  5. After the elapsed time, turn on your iPhone while it’s plugged in to the charger.
  6. Wait until it’s finished rebooting, do a force restart.
  7. When the phone is back up and running, unplug it from the charger.

It is recommended to calibrate the battery once in every month or after every major iOS update is implemented.

You can take your iPhone X to an Apple-authorized service center if none of the prior methods is able to fix the problem and wireless charging interference or intermittent charging issue continues. The transpiring issues may be the transpiring symptoms of hardware damage that needs to be fixed. Don’t forget to bring along its charger so it can also be scrutinized for any sort of damage.


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