If your iPhone 7 wireless charging is not working or after you add wireless charging to the phone but your wireless charger won’t charge the iPhone 7 wirelessly, read this guide to solve these problems.
Table of Contents:
- Why iPhone 7 Wireless Charging Is Not Working
- Add Wireless Charging to Your iPhone 7
- How To Fix the Not Charging Problems
- Other Method to Wirelessly Charge iPhone 7
Apple had not applied wireless charging to its iPhones until the later models of iPhone 7 came out. Therefore, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the earlier models don’t have wireless charging built in.
The metal back of iPhone 7 is one of the main reasons why Apple did not add Qi wireless charging to it, since metal would definitely stop the wireless charging process. Another big problem at that time was that wireless charging hadn’t been grown up too much.
But that’s the past. Now wireless charging is everywhere. You will definitely love this wireless charging way – no plugs, no cables, just place the phone and done. Simple.
The iPhones that support Qi wireless charging include iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and later. You can also check all the smartphones that have wireless charging.
To solve the iPhone 7 wireless charging not compatible issue, you can add wireless charging to your iPhone 7 yourself. No techniques are needed. It’s safe both to you and the iPhone 7. And it’s easy and quick. See next.
If your problem is iPhone 7 wireless charging is not working after you add a wireless charging receiver, see the third part.
Though Apple doesn’t make iPhone 7 wireless charging compatible, you can add Qi wireless charging to it.
The best method is to use a wireless charging receiver, which is a little thin and mini tag that has wireless charging coils inside.
The wireless charging receiver will receive power from a Qi wireless charger and transfer the power to the iPhone 7 battery through a USB connector it comes with.
In fact, all smartphones in the market that have no wireless charging built in can be added Qi wireless charging in this way.
It’s the best solution in this industry.
Nillkin Wireless Charging Receiver
YKing Wireless Charging Receiver
Buy one of the wireless charging receivers. Attach it to the back of the iPhone 7 and plug the USB connector into the phone’s port. Done.
Your iPhone 7 will be recognized by any Qi wireless chargers, and get charged wirelessly in 5W standard charging speed.
We have an iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 and both are attached with the wireless chargers. In our test, we haven’t got overheating problems during charging on a Qi wireless charger.
We do see some reports about the iPhone 7 wireless charging not working after adding a Qi wireless charging receiver.
Many things can cause your iPhone 7 wireless charging not working.
The main causes include low quality of the wireless charging receiver, coils not aligned correctly, inner bugs of iPhone 7, inner conflicts from the wireless charger, etc.
Below are the quick solutions to fix the iPhone 7 wireless charging not working issue.
1. Change the Qi wireless charging receiver.
The quality of the coils inside the receiver is the most important thing for it to work correctly.
You can also choose one with this wireless charging receiver buying guide.
2. Make sure you’ve put the iPhone 7 onto the exact center of the wireless charger.
If the coils of the receiver and the wireless charger can not be aligned correctly, they won’t be lined up and the iPhone 7 wireless charging won’t work. Make sure you’ve placed the iPhone 7 onto the exact center of the wireless charger. Reposition the phone several times until you see it’s charged.
3. Restart the iPhone 7.
You can also try to restart the iPhone 7 to fix the wireless charging not working issue. A turn-off will shut off all running process that may cause an inner bug. You can also leave the iPhone 7 off during charging on the wireless charger.
4. Update to the latest software version.
Always keep the phone’s software version updated. Go to Settings to check if there is a new version. If yes, download and update.
A latest software also solves many other issues, such as slower charging, or overheating.
5. Check if any app causes this issue.
If you’ve recently installed some apps, and then found the wireless charger not charging your phone, chances are that one or two of these apps cause the issue.
Uninstall the apps you’ve added recently. You can uninstall the apps one by one and then check if the wireless charger can charge your iPhone again.
Or you can try to update all apps to the latest version to see if the issue can be solved.
6. Turn off the vibration mode.
It’s highly recommended to turn off the vibration mode when you put your phone onto the wireless charger, especially for overnight. If your iPhone 7 gets too many notifications and unanswered calls, it may shift position, which may interfere with the wireless charging process.
Turning off the phone is another good choice if you don’t need to check information during wireless charging.
7. Reset or restart the wireless charger.
An inner conflict from the wireless charger can also cause your iPhone 7 wireless charging not working. Doing a reset or restart will help fix the inner conflicts.
To do a reset or restart, just unplug and replug the cable or the wall adapter of the charger.
8. Check if the iPhone 7 is too hot.
If the phone is getting too hot to touch or if the temperature is physically uncomfortable, it’s overheating. Remove the phone from the wireless charger or move both the phone and the charger to another cooler position.
When the temperature goes down, put the phone onto the wireless charger and it will get charged again.
We’ve covered what causes heat on the phone and top 10 solutions to solve the overheating issue on the post: Phone Overheating on Wireless Charger – Why and Top 10 Solutions. Click to see more.
If you are into the wireless way – no plugs, no cables, no adapters and no outlets, you can try another wireless way to charge your iPhone 7 – a battery case.
A battery case is a case + a battery (battery chip). It will store power juice inside and whenever you want to charge your phone, just one press on the button of the case, it will start charging right way. And when the iPhone 7 gets 100% full, it will stop charging automatically.
Many high quality wireless battery cases have built-in smart systems to prevent overheating and overcharging.
You can try the methods in this post Best Battery Cases for iPhone 7 to select one.
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