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iPhone Not Charging From Wall Charger? Try These Fixes

There is one long running thread on the MacRumors forums (since 2007) where several users have complained that they have not been able to charge their iPhones from a wall charger. Apparently, there is no issue when the same cable is used to charge from a computer or while using a charger to power an iPod from the wall.

This is not a very prevalent case since not many users appear to have come across such a bug, but in case you are facing such an issue, there is a likelihood for the problem to lie with your software. Apparently, the iPhone does not indicate that it’s getting charged though the battery indeed is being powered. In such a case, simply try a soft reset – hold the Home button and Power button down together for a few seconds and perform a reset. This should fix the problem.

To some users, merely charging on a second wall socket seems to have worked.

“I tried charging it using a different wall socket and it worked. When i switched back to the original wall socket, it worked again. Wierd.”

And then, there’s this third alternative that seems to fix the issue, though it sounds more like finger gymnastics

1. switch the mute switch 4 times (up, down, up down)
2. now press home and power for 6-10 seconds
3. wait 30 seconds and turn back on

Are you one of those facing this issue? Does any of these solutions work on your iPhone? Write down in the comments.

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Comments

Comment from venugopal
Time September 16, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Hi even i tried the same but still handset is not getting charged so pls help me out

Comment from venugopal
Time September 27, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I tried it still wall charger is not working

Comment from Roger
Time October 22, 2010 at 1:52 am

I have tried all this and no luck. I tried to let the battery run out and when I recharged it worked then once
Battery was full green it suddenly went red again.

Any other thought please advice.

Comment from Simon
Time November 2, 2010 at 5:20 pm

This is a software issue.

My wife had has this problem for a while using a wall charger. I didn’t.
As soon as I upgrading to OS 4.1, I got the same problem.

Same phone, same cable, same wall socket, the only thing changed was the OS version.

Comment from Viera
Time November 3, 2010 at 7:26 pm

tried this to solve the prob. still wont turn on
it shoes the lightning icon but it stays like that for the whole time

any other solution?

Comment from Alyce
Time November 27, 2010 at 8:12 am

my phone just switched off for reason this morning. tried charging and nothing! tried the finger gymnastics you suggested and it worked straight away. AMAZING

Comment from James
Time December 4, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Thanks mate for that finger gymnastics saved my iphone

Comment from Shreyas
Time December 15, 2010 at 11:55 am

iPhone users,

I couldn’t have been in a nasty situation. I got this iPhone from last year or so from US (3g/32 GB) and all of a sudden it seems not to be charging. I have tried diffferent ways mentioned here and in other forums but nothing has worked in my favor.

Whenever I plug-in, I just see the red battery with a Harry Potter scar below. Can someone please help me with this? I feel helpless with my novice knowledge about this device.

Someone please? I can share my phone number if someone would like to know the details. I stay in Bangalore, India.

Comment from Shreyas
Time December 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Folks,

It turned on all by itself and I charge it for half a day. I remove and talk for a minute it got switched off.

Is iPhone working consistently based on a person’s luck? I am so skeptical about this thing now. Have had too many experiences with this ‘smart’ device.

Comment from mwilah moses
Time December 27, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Can some one help my i phone just stopped charging -tried all the tricks nothing can some one help?is it hard ware or software ?

Comment from fonzoire
Time January 8, 2011 at 8:57 am

My iPhone 3G was totally drained and i wasnt able to connect it to a charger for like two weeks. when i finally connected it to a wall charger, the lightning icon keeps appearing and the apple logo would show up and my springboard appears. but then the battery indicator tells that it has 20% battery and it doesnt progressing. tried to turn it off and removed the plug but same thing happens.
what’s wrong with it?

Comment from Simon
Time February 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm

it might be battery dead or charging connector… have same prob…

Comment from marco
Time June 15, 2011 at 6:45 am

i also having the same problem charging my iphone 3gs using a wall charger.. its didnt do anything when i plugged it.. but when i connect it on my pc its working.. can i say that the only problem is the wall charger itself and not the iphone? but i dont remember any incident of dropped or water issue on the wall charger.. this is really weird..

Comment from Anon
Time May 12, 2012 at 2:58 am

Who came up with these bullshit instructions? Of course it won’t magically start working if you do these moronic things, the fucking things are just fucked beyond repair

Comment from nagesh
Time April 24, 2013 at 10:30 am

my iphone 3g is not charging either on wall socket and usb i gave to change the pin also but its not working still can u help me to resolve it tat i have to change the battery or wat pls forward solution to my email id……….

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