Why is My iPhone 13 Pro Max Not Charging? – 【5 Easy Fixes】

Is your iPhone 13 Pro Max not charging? Don’t panic; you’re not alone. I also faced charging issues with my iPhone 13 Pro Max last week.

I jumped to the internet to find the solution, just like you. I found some workaround to fix the charging issue of the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

In this article, I’ll share some common reasons why your iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max aren’t charging and easy solutions to fix them.

So without further ado, let’s get started.

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Sometimes, outdated buggy firmware also creates problems in charging.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 a first and most common reason your iPhone isn’t charging.

Any dirt, debris, or lint in the charging port can prevent your iPhone from charging.

To clean the Lightning port, use a toothpick or a cotton swab. Gently insert it into the port and remove any dirt or debris.

Once you’re done cleaning the port, try charging your iPhone again.

2. Faulty Lightning Cable

Damaged Lightning Cable

A damaged or faulty Lightning cable can also create problems in charging. If your cable is bent or broken, it won’t charge your iPhone.

Try another cable or charger to check if your lightning cable is working properly. If that doesn’t work, try charging your iPhone from a computer’s USB port.

3. Dead Battery

iPhone Low Battery Health

The battery might be completely drained if your iPhone hasn’t been charged in a while. Connect your iPhone to the charger and leave for at least 30 minutes.

4. Outdated iOS

iOS Update

In rare cases, software issues can also prevent your iPhone from charging. Sometimes buggy iOS version creates problems in charging.

To fix this, you can try updating your iPhone to the latest iOS version. You can also restore your iPhone if you previously backed up.

5. Damaged Lightning Port

If you use a third-party lightning cable, 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 the common reasons for an iPhone 13 Pro Max 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, just do a quick restart. If the issue is not resolved, try the next solution.

3. Clean the charging port

Phone Charging Port Cleaning

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 a certain level, the chipset will reduce the screen brightness and stops the 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.

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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