How To Fix iPhone 11 Not Charging? – (5 Methods)

iPhone 11 series was the most popular smartphone because Apple introduced an all-new triple camera design. Apple’s A13 Bionic is an extremely power-efficient processor which powers the iPhone 11 series smartphone.

Despite of great performance and power efficiency, many iPhone 11 users complain about battery charging issues.

So, why does iPhone 11 not charge when plugged in? Your iPhone 11 is not charging because some debris is blocking the lightning connector, the lightning cable is damaged, or your charger is faulty. Sometimes, outdated or buggy iOS also creates problems.

In this tutorial, we shall figure out 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 was 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 to 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 have an answer to this, follow the possible solution below.

Let’s find out the easy solution for this-

1. Inspect Your Lightning Cable

Faulty Lightning Cable

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

2. Clean Your Lightning Connector Port

Clean Apple Lightning Port

Charging ports attracts dust and debris. If you do not clean your iPhone charging port frequently, some debris may be stuck into it.

First, turn off your iPhone and use the toothpick 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 20W Power 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, stop using it.

4. Update iOS to Latest Version

iOS Update

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. If your iPhone is still not charging, bring it to the nearest Apple care center.

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How To Fix iPhone 11 Not Charging Wirelessly

iPhone Wireless Charger

If your iPhone 11 is 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 your iPhone is still not charging wirelessly, inspect your charging cable.

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

How To Fix 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 the lightning connector port, preventing 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 is giving a liquid detection warning when you plugin, then follow these steps to fix it:

  1. Switch OFF your iPhone 11, 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 from the lightning connector port. Now plugin in your charger and see if it works.
  3. If your iPhone still gives 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 it still doesn’t work, contact Apple customer support.

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iPhone Showing Charging But Battery Percentage Not Increasing

Many iPhone users reported that- iPhone is showing charging, but the battery percentage is not increasing.

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

1. Use the Original Charger and Cable

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

Every charger and cable has different power ratings. If the output current doesn’t meet the rated current of the 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, such as scratch, breakage, exposed wire, etc., buy a new cable from the official website. Due to the damaged cable, iPhone can show charging, but the battery percentage will not increase.

iPhone 11 Not Charging After Battery Replacement

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

Conclusion

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

About Daniel

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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