Your iPhone wireless charging is not working after an iOS update? The wireless charger LED light is blue then green and then blue blinking, and the iPhone won’t be charged?
If the wireless charger did not charge your iPhone after you did an update on the phone, try the top 5 solutions below to fix this issue.
These solutions apply to all iPhones, including XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5, and iPhone SE.
Solution 1. Check If the Wireless Charger Is the One to Blame
Your iPhone wireless charging is not working after update doesn’t necessarily mean the update is the cause. Chances are that there was an inner issue from the wireless charger at that time after you did the update on your iPhone, and when you placed the iPhone onto the wireless charger you found it not working.
So checking the wireless charger is the very first thing you should start to fix this issue.
Just use another known working wireless charger to charge your iPhone. If the iPhone gets charged, definitively it’s the wireless charger that causes the not charging issue.
You can try the methods below to fix the wireless charger or just replace it with a new one.
Contact the manufacturer or the seller to replace one if it’s still within the valid warranty.
Or buy another high quality wireless charger for your iPhone.
Solution 2. Reset the Wireless Charger or Change the Cable/Wall Adapter
Some inner problems from the wireless charger can be solved by doing a reset. A reset will shut down the running system of the wireless charger as well as the the conflicts.
To do a reset on the wireless charger, unplug and replug the cable or the wall adapter.
In many cases, the cable or the wall adapter may cause the wireless charger not working correctly. Try to use another cable (the iPhone’s original one) or another AC power adapter for the wireless charger.
Solution 3. Use Safe Mode to Check If Any App Causes This Issue
If you haven’t updated the apps after you did the iOS software update on iPhone, it may cause conflicts or bugs that stopped the wireless charging process.
To check this, restart the iPhone to Safe Mode.
1. Turn the iPhone off.
2. Once the iPhone is completely off, turn it on by holding down the power button.
3. Once the iPhone lights up, hold down the volume down button until the Apple log appears.
4. When the phone has booted, it will be in the Safe Mode.
Once your iPhone is on the Safe Mode, place it onto the wireless charger and see if it’s charged.
If yes, definitely one of the apps is causing the issue. Uninstall the apps you’ve added recently. You can uninstall the app one by one and then check if the wireless charger can charge your phone again.
Or you can try to update it to the latest version to see if the issue can be solved.
Solution 4. Restart Your iPhone
A golden rule to solve most of the wireless charging problems is a restart. A restart will help shut down all conflicts and issues from the phone.
You can also keep your phone off during charging.
Solution 5. Reset All Settings on the iPhone
Installing new apps, updates or customizing your iPhone settings may cause the wireless charging relevant settings not being configured properly. This will cause your iPhone wireless charging not working on a Qi wireless charger.
You can reset all settings and your iPhone will be wirelessly charged again on your wireless charger.
Note: A reset on the settings will erase all customized options. It won’t remove any saved data and apps on the phone.
We take iPhone XS as the example.
To reset all settings on the iPhone XS:
1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
2. Tap General.
3. Scroll down and tap Reset.
4. Select Reset All Settings option.
5. Enter your device passcode if prompted.
6. Confirm all settings reset.
Wait until the reset is finished. Your phone will restart after the reset. Place the phone onto the wireless charger again to see if it’s charged.
For the old iPhones, including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5, and iPhone SE, also check the wireless charging receiver. Buy another high quality one.