Before we move to the solutions, let’s mention a few things that can cause this issue. As we said at the beginning, charging port that is full of dust and dirt, damaged cables and the software can cause this problem. But there are also other things, such as faulty wall outlet or one of the USB ports on your computer is not working. Sometimes, the problem can occur after the device got in touch with water. Some iPhone and iPad owners notice the error message after trying to charge their device using the charging set which is not Apple-certified. In some cases, iPhone won’t charge after iOS update. We are going to talk about all these things and we are going to list the solutions that worked for many owners. iPhone 6S Battery Not Charging!!!
- A major reason for the iPhone 6s battery problem is, not using the apple certified power adapter and the lightning cable that comes along with the box. The battery is designed to work with a particular charger that gives the right voltage for lithium ion batteries to recharge.
- Another commonly found problem is the accumulation of dust on the charging port. Several times, the port gets clogged with dust, especially the lint found in jeans pockets and other debris such as dust and pollen.
- A less common but nevertheless an important reason is software crash. One must understand that connecting the phone to a wall socket does not necessarily mean charging should begin. In fact, the software installed on the phone along with the logic board determines whether that charging should happen.
- A lot of times the reason iPhone does not charge is because of a faulty lightening cable. Unlike the predecessor models of iPhone that used the 30 pin connector, lightening cables are much more prone to damages and fray with time as they are made of very thin materials. Along with this, using non-certified cables will also result in the phone not getting charged.
- Water and other liquids on the charging port (or anywhere inside the circuit board) also prevent the phone from charging. The presence of any fluids on the port will result in a short circuit thereby leading to iPhone not charging.
- Yet another plausible reason is that the battery has outlived its charging cycle. All batteries are designed to last a certain number of charging cycles. Once done, it is very unlikely that the iPhone 6s battery will charge.
We have mentioned that a software glitch can cause this problem. Also, if there was a software crash, the software becomes unresponsive which is why your iPhone or iPad won’t charge. You know that any device can behave strangely at times, in which case the restart is the first thing many of us will try. On the other hand, we can be so frustrated when the problem occurs that we often forget the simple things that can do miracles. That is why force restart is something you should start with. It is an easy thing to do and yet very effective.
- Press and hold the Sleep/wake button and the Home button at the same time
- Keep holding the buttons at least 10 seconds
- Release the buttons when the Apple logo appears
- Try to charge your iPhone again.
If above process don’t work
- Use the accessories provided in the box which include the lightning cable and power adapter. If they are damaged, it is always recommended to buy the original spares from your nearest Apple store or purchase Apple certified products from your retailer.
- To clean up the power port, one can try couple of tricks. Use a blower to remove the dust or manually blow sharply into it. In case of stubborn dust and lint, you may use a toothpick to carefully remove the debris inside the port.
- Updating your software should usually avoid such problems as Apple constantly tests its iOS and releases updates designed to give the phone more stability and solve issues related to the software that prevents the iPhone from charging.
- Replace the cable if found faded or damaged with an original lightning cable or an Apple certified equivalent.
- To double check if the adapter is causing the issue, plug in your iPhone 6s to a laptop and check whether it is working. In case the phone doesn’t work, then the adapter must be replaced.
- It is best to avoid charging your phone during power fluctuations as this might lead to improper charging and thereby having the battery fail to flash or burnout.
- Ensure that the phone is dry before you charge. In case of any spills, wiping with a tissue is recommended and keeping the phone in vertical position should drain any fluid off the charging port.
Is there a way to charge my iPhone while it is turned off?
You may have tried to charge your iPhone while it was powered off only to have it turn itself on as soon as you plug it in to the USB cable or place it on the dock. As a result, it may have seemed that the iPhone insists on being turned on in order to charge.
As it turns out, this is not the case. Simply plug your iPhone in to charge while turned on (or off for that matter) and once it begins charging, power it down. If you power down after charging begins, the iPhone will remain turned off while still charging.