How To Fix iPhone 13 Pro Max Not Charging? – 5 Fixes!

Is your iPhone 13 Pro Max not charging? I also faced charging issues with my iPhone 13 Pro Max a few days back. When I searched on the internet, I found thousands of more iPhone users facing this problem.

Fortunately, I found some easy methods to fix the charging issue. I tried it on my iPhone, and it’s back to charging again.

In this guide, I’ll share step-by-step processes to fix an iPhone 13 Pro Max that won’t charge with a lightning cable and on the wireless charger.

Why is My iPhone 13 Pro Max Not Charging?

iPhone 13 Pro Max Not Charging

There can be various reasons your iPhone 13 Pro Max won’t charge. It could either be a software issue or a hardware issue.

The most common hardware issues are a broken lightning cable, a dirty lightning port, and a faulty power adapter.

Sometimes, outdated buggy firmware also creates problems in charging. I remember my iPhone 13 Pro Max was heating a lot when iOS 15.0 rolled out.

But, the issue was resolved after three days when Apple pushed iOS 15.1.

So, it would be best if you kept your iOS up-to-date for a bug-free experience with an iPhone.

Here are some common reasons for the iPhone 13 Pro Max not charging:

1. Dirty Lightning Port

iPhone Lightning Port

A dirty lightning port is the most common reason your iPhone isn’t charging. Debris or dust in the charging port will create problems in the current flow.

To clean your iPhone charging port, use any non-metallic object like a toothpick and gently remove the debris. (Here’s a detailed guide on iPhone charging port cleaning)

Once you remove the debris from the charging port, dip a Q-tip in isopropyl alcohol and clean it.

2. Faulty Lightning Cable

Damaged Lightning Cable

A broken or defective lightning cable can also create problems in charging. So, inspect your charging cable first. You can try another charging cable to see whether your iPhone is charging.

3. Dead Battery

iPhone Low Battery Health

An iPhone battery typically lasts 2 to 3 years (depending on your use). Apple recommends you replace it when battery health drops below 70. So, check your iPhone battery health from settings and replace it when needed.

4. Outdated iOS

iOS Update

I have noticed many battery-related bugs after iOS 16 release. However, Apple has fixed many bugs with new updates. If your iPhone runs on an older version of iOS, it could be another reason for the charging issue.

To fix this, you can try updating your device to the latest iOS version. Go to Settings> General > Software Update> and check for available updates.

5. Damaged Lightning Port

If you use a third-party lightning cable (non-MFi), then it may damage your charging port.

Because of low-quality material and incorrect dimensions, third-party connectors won’t fit in the port and damage it.

You need to seek professional help if your charging port is damaged. Take your iPhone to Apple cable for repair.

How To Fix iPhone 13 Pro Max Not Charging?

Now that you know why an iPhone 13 Pro Max is not charging, it’s time to learn how to fix them.

1. Try a new cable

Apple Original Charger

If your iPhone 13 Pro is not charging or charging slowly, inspect your lightning cable for damage. If your cable is torn, scratched, or broken, replace it immediately.

2. Restart your iPhone

A few days back, I faced a charger connected-disconnected-connected loop on my iPhone 13 Pro.

Then I restarted it, and the issue was resolved. A force restart can fix various software-related issues.

So, if you haven’t restarted your iPhone for a long, do a quick restart. If the issue is not resolved, try the next solution.

3. Clean the charging port

Cleaning iPhone Charging Port

The tiny lightning connector port attracts dust and debris from your couch or jeans pocket.

If you have noticed any debris in the charging port, power off your iPhone and use a toothpick to remove stuck debris gently. (Do not insert a metal pin in the charging port)

After removing, clean the charging port with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol.

4. Cool down your iPhone

iPhone Temperature Warning

Although, the iPhone 13 series comes with a powerful chipset and high-performance GPU for gaming. But prolonged gaming heats up your iPhone.

When your iPhone temperature increases by a certain level, the chipset will reduce the screen brightness and stop charging.

To fix this, leave your iPhone in a cool and dry place for 30 minutes to cool down, and then plug in the charger.

5. Perform a factory reset

iPhone Reset

If none of the above solutions works, back up your iPhone data and perform a factory reset.

Factory reset will restore your iPhone to its original condition and fixes all minor software-related errors.


These are some easy solutions to fix the charging and battery-related issues on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. All minor software and hardware faults will be fixed if you follow the solutions correctly.

If non of the solution works, it means there is some major hardware fault that can only be resolved by a professional.

Take your iPhone to the nearest Apple Care center. They’ll diagnose the issue and repair it.

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