iPhone 11 Not Charging: How To Fix?

How it would be if you came from the office and plugged your iPhone 11 into a wall adapter but no charging signal appeared. iPhone 11 not charging doesn’t mean it’s dead.

There could be some very small reason why your iPhone is not charging, and you can fix it yourself.

In this tutorial, we shall figure out the exact reason why iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max is not charging when plugged in.

Why is My iPhone 11 Not Charging When Plugged In?

The majority of iPhone users still use a cable to charge their smartphones. Thousands of customers reported that- iPhone 11 not charging when plugged into a wall adapter.

The first possible reason is that they haven’t turned ON the power switch (which often happens with me).

Apart from that, there are five major causes of the iPhone not charging when plugged in:

  1. The lightning cable is damaged.
  2. Debris is stuck in the lightning connector.
  3. You’re not using the original Apple adapter.
  4. Your iOS is not updated to the latest version.
  5. A faulty wall socket.

So, these are the five major reasons why your iPhone 11 is not charging when plugged in.

How To Fix iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max Not Charging?

How do I fix my iPhone 11 not charging? If you an answer to this, follow the possible solution below.

Let’s find out the easy solution for this-

1. Inspect Your Lightning Cable

The first thing you’ve to do is- inspect your lightning cable visually. Check if your lightning cable doesn’t have any scratch, damage, exposed wire, or torn. If your charging cable is damaged then change it immediately.

2. Clean Your Lightning Connector Port

Charging ports attracts dust and debris. If you do not clean your iPhone charging port frequently then it’s possible that there is some debris stuck into it.

First of all, turn off your iPhone and use the SIM ejector pin to remove any debris stuck in the charging port. After removing the debris, use an alcohol-based cleaner to clean the dust particle.

3. Use Apple Original Wall Adapter

Apple recommends using original and MFI-certified accessories to use with iPhones. If you’re using any third-party power adapter to charge your iPhone 11 then stop using it.

4. Update iOS to Latest Version

You should always keep your iPhone software up-to-date. If your iOS is not updated to the latest version then update it now.

Outdated software can also prevent charging or slow charging. Do not forget to restart your iPhone after updating the iOS.

5. Change Your Socket

A faulty wall socket is another major reason for iPhone 11 not charging when plugged into the charger. Insert your power adapter into a different power socket and check if it’s charging or not. If your iPhone still not charging, then bring it to the nearest Apple care center.

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iPhone 11 Not Charging Wirelessly

iPhone Wireless Charger

If your iPhone 11 not charging wirelessly then remove your iPhone case and place it on the wireless charging pad. Apple recommends their original MagSafe case for uninterrupted wireless charging.

If you’re using an Apple MagSafe case but still your iPhone not charging wirelessly then inspect your charging cable.

If your iPhone 11 wireless charging not working then reboot the iPhone and place it at the center of the charger. If nothing works, get in touch with Apple technical support team.

iPhone 11 Not Charging After Water

If you accidentally dropped your iPhone 11 into a bucket of water or you jumped into a swimming pool, don’t worry.

Your iPhone 11 is IP68 water-resistant. It means, iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max can withstand 2-meter depth for 30 minutes.

However, water reaches to lightning connector port and it prevents charging for a few hours. After the iOS 13 updates, Apple started sending a warning popup when it detects liquid in the charging port.

iPhone Liquid Detected Alert

If your iPhone 11 giving liquid detection warning when you plugin then follow these steps to fix it:

  1. Switch OFF your iPhone 11 and put it in a dry place (charging port facing downside) and leave it for 2 hours.
  2. After 2 hours, all excess water will come out from the lightning connector port. Now plugin in your charger and see if it works.
  3. If your iPhone still giving the liquid detection popup when plugging in, leave it for the next 24 hours.
  4. After 24 hours, water will come out completely.
  5. Now, plug in your iPhone to a charger and it works. If still doesn’t work, contact Apple customer support.

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iPhone Showing Charging But Battery Percentage Not Increasing

A lot of iPhone users reported that- iPhone showing charging but battery percentage not increasing.

If you’re also facing the same issue with your iPhone 11 then follow these steps to fix it-

1. Use Original Charger and Cable

Apple stopped providing charger in the iPhone boxes. Due to this, a lot of people buying third-party charger because original one costly. If you’re also doing the same then stop it.

Every charger and cable have different power ratings. If the output current doesn’t meets the rated current of iPhone 11 then it won’t charge. Apple recommends MFI-certified accessories to use with any Apple products.

2. Inspect Your Cable

If your charging cable has any sign of damage suck as scratch, breakage, exposed wire, etc. then buy a new cable from the official website. Due to damaged cable, iPhone can show charging but battery percentage will not increase.

iPhone 11 Not Charging After Battery Replacement

If your iPhone is not charging after battery replacement then contact with Apple service center. Never do battery replacement outside the Apple authorized service center. Otherwise, a wrong step can damage your iPhone.


If your iPhone 11 not charging with a lightning cable or with a wireless charger then follow the above-mentioned steps. You can follow the steps correctly to get it fixed. If nothing works, get in touch with Apple authorized service centers.

Daniel is a tech enthusiast and repair technician who loves experimenting with various gadgets and home appliances. On this blog, he shares a troubleshooting guide for software and hardware faults.

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