My iPhone Won’t Charge (How To Fix)

I plug my iPhone in every night right next to my bed so that it can charge. My goal is, of course, to have it at 100% when I wake up in the morning. But this morning it was only at 4%, which was very strange because it was plugged in as normal.

Then I took it to another computer, with my iPhone USB cable, to plug it in. At this point it was now at 4% charged. When I plugged it in, the charge icon lit up (like it was charging) but then would immediately disappear.

I unplugged it and then plugged it in several times and the same thing happened – the charge lit up, then immediately disappeared.

So I had a problem – my iPhone won’t charge.

Here’s how I fixed the my iPhone won’t charge problem:

All I did to fix this problem was do a hard re-boot of my iPhone:

1) Hold down the power button (at the top of your iPhone) and the home button (the circle button on the bottom of your iPhone) at the same time.

2) Hold both buttons down at the same time until your see your iPhone reboot. You’ll now your iPhone rebooted when you see your screen flicker off.

3) Now just push the power button only at the top of your iPhone until your iPhone turns on.

Now go ahead and plug your iPhone back in using your iPhone USB charger.

My iPhone then started to charge as normal.

Let me know if this worked, or didn’t work, for you!

32 Responses to “My iPhone Won’t Charge (How To Fix)”

  1. Wslimazzz

    it works thank you

  2. Wslimazzz

    well it charges but doesnt sync with the computer!!!

  3. cbtt03

    it worked!!! thanks so much! i was going to take to it in to be serviced! You saved me some money.

  4. Joefran4

    how about if you battery is really empty?

  5. Biggstr

    Had two problems with my iPhone: (1) it wouldn’t charge properly, and (2) it wouldn’t turn off using the power button. Holding down the power and home buttons at the same time did the trick. The phone rebooted and now everything is working properly.

    • SMSEO

      Awesome Biggstr – glad you’re able to fix your iPhone issue using the

  6. Myra Pacheco

    u r the best u fix my IPhone with the reebot instructions i did it im Happy i thoght it was dead for ever thnk you amillion times is not my cell phone but is everything else thank u again……..mayra from mass

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  7. Myra Pacheco

    omg is all ready green im so relief i went an bought a car charger so now i have a car charger i dint bfore i thought it was my charger now i have no lie 3 comp.chrg1 car,chrg….anyways uuuuuuuuuu rock i like u im new at this so i will be using u if u dont mind…….

  8. anonymous

    I’m having the same problem. I holded the power button and the home button at the same time but it won’t do anything. I think the battery is completely empty and i can’t charge it.

  9. Jajdjd

    Didn’t work. Still won’t charge.

  10. Sharon

    Thanks that worked for me.

  11. B Powers

    Wow this does WORK!!! I hold the power button down now and then
    so it cycles completely But holding the Home button with the
    Powers Button Worked great.
    Thank You for your help.

  12. woozie

    Didn’t worknfor me :( my phone has never said reboot when I hit those 2 buttons at the same time. Any other suggestions?

  13. mary

    I tried and it did not work for me. I took it to a repair shop and had the battery replaced. Now, I’m working.

  14. jeremy

    it didnt work for me do you have anything else i can try

  15. Garrett

    mine didn’t work i dont know whats up with it

  16. Jay Shen-roku Rice

    can i get another answer plz??… not workin for me

  17. Mel

    mine still wont charge after a restart, or sync with the computer

  18. Giuseppe Elefante

    it didnt work i tried it maybe its beccausse my phone is out of battery maybe

  19. JEMD

    It works! Thank you so much

  20. Ramesh

    hi admin, Thanks its work for me :)

  21. alicia

    will it delete anything on your phone???

  22. nungy

    excellent, worked for me. thanks.

  23. Abby

    Didn’t work

  24. Bruuuuh

    I have to keep rebooting my phone in order for it to charge. Any ideas on how I can get it back to normal??

  25. darilyn cabral

    it didnt work for memein…when i pressed the power on button after the battery appeared on the front screen very big as if to tell me the phone needs to be charged but when i plug it in it still doesnt charge

  26. levi

    my iphone 4 wont charge unless it turns off then it will charged when its off but when it turns on it wont charge at all and it maybe the box u plug in the wall be cause the other night it got really hot

  27. Oliver Jansen

    With my 5c I was having problems with the phone recognising the charger or staying on charge once plugged in. I tried replacing the charger and all the rebooting techniques. Before I sent it to apple for repair I decided to have a little dig around the charging port with a sewing needle. Low and behold the socket was full of dust and fluff, I could not believe how much was jammed up there. My phone now charges perfectly.

    • Bipper Media

      that is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing the tip on how to get your iPhone charging

  28. Monica Price

    My phone only charges plugged in back of the direct tv box how can i fix that


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