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Top 5 Ways to Fix iPhone 11 Won’t Charge Wirelessly

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Peter Davis

November 28, 2019 (Updated: November 28, 2019)• Filed to: iPhone Issues

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Just got my new phone - 11 Pro Max - yesterday and it will not charge wirelessly, with or without a case on. Makes the back of the iPhone or case hot to the touch. Using Samsung fast charge wireless unit that I used on my XS all last year. Anyone else having this issue?

iPhone 11 is the 11th release of Apple Inc. on its iOS mobile devices, it brought along pros and cons. However, its awesome features cannot be compared to the minor glitches that the devices face. Such glitches include iPhone 11 being unable to charge wirelessly which are attributed to either software update issues or at times hardware issues. Therefore, if your iPhone 11 won't charge wirelessly, you don't have to panic. There are several ways to help resolve the errors on your device.  In this article, we will introduce you to five methods in which you can use to fix iPhone 11 that won't charge wirelessly.

Just as the iPhone 11 won't charge wirelessly error is temporary, let's have the quick fixes to clear the error. The fixes may seem easy but are effective in fixing the bug. There could be multiple fixes suggested but with these, be assured to fix your minor iPhone 11 wireless charging problem.

1. Force Restart While Your iPhone Is Charging

The issue of iPhone 11 being unable to charge wireless could just be a mere glitch on your iPhone 11 and you need not worry. Therefore, a simple force restart of the device can help clear the bug.  To force restart your iPhone 11 that cannot charge wirelessly then do the following while your phone is charging.

Step 1. Quickly press and release the "Volume Up" key.

Step 2. Next, quickly press and release the "Volume Down" key.

Step 3. After that, continue pressing the Power button until you see an Apple logo on the screen.

force restart

When your iPhone 11 starts you will be able to charge it wirelessly now. If not then try method 2.

2. Install New Updates Available

Updating your iOS device could be the fix to iPhone 11 won't charge wirelessly bug. This frequently is caused by the auto-update of apps and services causing a functioning error for other apps. Therefore, updating and keeping your iPhone 11 update will help reduce possible bugs that could arise. To install the update on iPhone 11, follow these steps.

Step 1. Locate the "Settings" icon on your iPhone and tap on it.

Step 2. Under the Settings menu tap on "General" option.

Step 3. You should be able to see the "Software Update" option.

Step 4. Next tap "Download and Install", you will see a confirmation message on the screen of if you want to temporarily remove apps because the software needs more space for the update, tap Continue or Cancel.

Step 5. Lastly, tap Install to update the software. This might take long so be patient.

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3. Reset All Settings on Your iPhone

Also, your iPhone 11 won't charge wirelessly due to the setting that you may have made on your iPhone. This happens most probably when you install new applications on your device. This brings along customizations for the apps to function well. Therefore, you may need to reset your device settings to default to fix the bug.

Step 1. Click the "Settings" icon on the device.

Step 2. Click the "General" option.

Step 3. Locate and click the "Reset" option.

Step 4. Choose "Reset All Settings" to reset settings. If prompted for a passcode, enter your screen passcode and confirm the reset of all device settings.

reset all settings

4. Calibrate the Battery

Also, in case you have got a faulty battery and your iPhone 11 won't charge wirelessly, then this could be the best solution. However, this is a rare case for new iPhone devices. It’s advisable to try it out since there could be an error with it too. Using these simple steps, proceed to calibrate the battery.

Step 1. Completely drain off the charge from the device battery by using it.

Step 2. Using a compatible wireless charger with the same specs as its original, charge device until it powers on.

Step 3. Power off the device while still charging and allow it to fully charge.

Step 4. When completely full, power it on and when it's finished booting, restart your iPhone. This should fix the problem if the battery was faulty.

Ultimate Solution—with iMyFone Fixppo

If all the above solutions don't work out to fix iPhone 11 won't charge wirelessly bug, then iMyFone Fixppo is the ultimate solution. iMyFone Fixppo software is professionally designed to detect and fix iOS devices bugs that are difficult to detect. It comes along with the Enter/Exit Recovery, Standard and Advanced modes to help fix various iOS system bugs. During the system fix, you are guaranteed of no data loss.

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To get your iPhone 11 back to normal, follow these simple few steps.

Step 1. Install and run iMyFone Fixppo on a computer. Ensure it's connectable to your iPhone device.  Select the "Standard Mode" option.

 standard mode

Step 2. Connect your iPhone 11 device to the computer. The software will detect the iOS device model. On the "Firmware Version" select the firmware version best for you. Click the "Download" option to download firmware.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 3. Once it's downloaded, select the Start to Fix option to fix the iPhone 11 won't charge wirelessly problem. On completion, the iPhone 11 device will automatically restart.

start to fix your device


With the options above, you are guaranteed to fix the iPhone 11 won't charge wirelessly bug. Given the solutions are phone-based, they are easy to manually fix alone. With iMyFone Fixppo software, you can professionally fix your device if above solutions fail successfully. However, get your iPhone 11 device checked by an Apple Inc. accredited professional if the problem is not solved.

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