Your wireless charger won’t charge iPhone 8 Plus? Wireless charging won’t start no matter how you try?
Errors that cause the wireless charger not working on iPhone 8 Plus may lie in the charger and the iPhone. Some simple steps can quickly solve the issue.
Below we list top 10 solutions to quickly solve your wireless charger not working with your iPhone 8 Plus.
Solution 1. Restart both the iPhone 8 Plus and the Wireless Charger
Errors, especially inner conflicts, occur now and then. And that could cause wireless charging not working when you place your iPhone 8 Plus onto the wireless charger. The easiest solution to solve wireless charger not working on iPhone 8 Plus is to restart both the devices.
To restart iPhone 8 Plus:
- Press and quickly release the Volume up button;
- Press and quickly release the Volume down button;
- Press and hold the Side button for about 8-10 seconds until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
To restart the wireless charger:
- Unplug and replug the cable from the wireless charger (or you can try the power adapter).
Solution 2. Reposition Your iPhone 8 Plus
Wireless charging coils not lining up correctly is one of the most common causes for wireless charging not working on iPhone 8 Plus. Some wireless chargers won’t charge iPhone 8 Plus until you move the iPhone a bit to find the sweet spot.
Solution 3. Disable the Optimized Battery Charging Feature
Sometimes the Optimized Battery Charging feature could stop iPhone 8 Plus wireless charging on any Qi wireless charger, especially when the phone’s battery gets too warm.
You can disable this feature to fix your wireless charger not charging iPhone 8 Plus.
To turn off the Optimized Battery Charging feature, go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health on your iPhone 8 Plus, and then tap the slider behind “Optimized Battery Charging” to make it gray.
Solution 4. Replace the USB Cable or Power Adapter with A New One
Faulty cables are one of the most common causes of wireless charger not working with iPhone 8 Plus. Many cables fail after a few days or weeks. Replace the cable with a new one to fix the issue.
Same to the power adapter. See How to Select a Best AC Power Adapter for Your Wireless Charger.
With the new cable or the new AC power adapter, make sure you’ve connected successfully the wireless charger to the power supply.
Solution 5. Do an iOS Update on iPhone 8 Plus
An iOS update could fix most bugs, especially those that cause wireless charging not working on iPhone 8 Plus. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. If there is a new version, download and update.
Solution 6. Take Off the Case and Any Other Foreign Object
Remove your iPhone 8 Plus case if there is any when you find wireless charging not working. Also make sure there is no other foreign object between the iPhone and the wireless charger.
Some materials of the case may stop wireless charging.
Solution 7. Fix the Overheating Problem
Some wireless chargers could cause overheating problems, which stop the wireless charging process. Make sure the iPhone 8 Plus or the wireless charger is not getting too hot.
Do not run so many apps during wireless charging, because that might cause overheating.
The best way to avoid overheating is to use a high quality wireless charger.
Solution 8. Charge on Safe Mode
You can also try to charge your iPhone 8 Plus on Safe Mode if the wireless charger is not working. Many users have successfully fixed the issue in Safe Mode.
To get iPhone 8 Plus into Safe Mode:
- Turn off the phone;
- Turn it on by holding down the power button;
- When the iPhone lights up, hold down the volume down button until the Apple logo appears;
When the iPhone has booted, it will be in the Safe Mode. Put it onto the exact center of the wireless charger to get it charged.
Solution 9. Reset All Settings on iPhone 8 Plus
Installing new apps, updates or customizing your iPhone settings may cause the wireless charging relevant settings not being configured properly, which may cause iPhone 8 Plus not working with 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.
To reset all settings:
- Tap Settings from the Home screen.
- Tap General.
- Scroll down and tap Reset.
- Select Reset All Settings option.
- Enter your iPhone 8 Plus passcode if prompted.
- Confirm all settings reset.
Wait until the reset is finished. Your phone will restart after the reset.
Solution 10. Use Another Wireless Charger
If all the solutions above do not work for you, replace your wireless charger with a new high quality one. We recommend Yootech, Anker, Samsung, CHOETECH and Seneo, which are the top ones in the industry.
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