Battery charging problems are some of the most upsetting when it comes to the Apple iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR experience. Without a reliable battery, you might find yourself unable to use the device when you need it most. Whether it is taking too long to recharge it, the battery lasts too little, or you have any other reasons to suspect a charging problem, you need to do something about it. Especially if it doesn’t look like a temporary issue!
When the charging process of the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR is letting you down, there are three things you can do:
- Check the USB;
- Restore to factory defaults;
- Take it to an authorized center.
iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and iPhone X charging problems – the USB solution
The USB is, of course, just one part of the process but it is also the easiest to check and to fix, in case you find a problem in this chapter. Moreover, practice has shown us that the odds of the USB cable to malfunction or of the USB port to gather too much debris and, consequently, affect the charging process, are higher than anything else.
Needless to say, the USB cable problem can be easily checked by replacing it with any other USB cable that you can find, around the house, or borrow from a friend. Once you convince yourself that it needs a permanent replacement, you can buy a new cable charger for the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR from here.
Alternatively, you can also try to clean up the USB port and make sure that there’s no debris, dirt, or lint stuck in there. Because if it is, it can lead to an imperfect contact between the charger and the battery, thus making the charging process so lousy.
iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR charging problems – the factory reset solution
The USB troubleshooting from above was obviously targeting a very common hardware issue. Now, there may be instances when the charging process is impaired by a software problem. And if you don’t know what that is, you can use the instructions from here to factory reset the iPhone. Of course, you should also do a backup in advance, to make sure that you will be able to restore your data once the reset completes.
Normally, bringing the device to its default settings, the ones from the factory, should also speed up the charging process. If it wasn’t a software issue, however, or if it is software related but the reset didn’t solve it, you’re left with only one option.
iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR charging problems – the Apple technician solution
The only downsides of this solution are that you will probably have to wait a bit longer to get an answer and, if your device is out of warranty, you will also have to pay for it. But it is also the safest way to go about it and the guaranteed option to know exactly what is going on with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and having charging problems.