How to Fix iPhone 7 Won’t Charge

Are you having issues with your iPhone 7 not charging? Yes, sometimes it happens that all of a sudden, your iPhone 7 stops charging and you begin to wonder why won't my iPhone 7 charge. It takes two form. It can either be a software problem or a hardware problem. In this article we shall be seeing how first to determine where the problem is coming from, and then how we can address iPhone 7 won't charge issues.

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Is It Hardware or Software Damage

If you ever have issues with your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus won't charge at any point when it should be charging, before looking out for solutions and subsequently carrying out such, the first important thing to do is first to detect whether it is a software damage or a hardware damage that is responsible for your iPhone 7 not charging.

Talking about the difference between software and hardware damage. Software damage is mostly caused by viruses majorly due to the external factor of which viruses are the prime cause. Hardware damage is not caused by a virus; it is mostly caused by physical things or mechanical fault. Software damage causes loss of file, due to the processing or via fixing. When the software damages, you will have to go on a system to flash the whole thing, although you may lose or compromise some files. Hardware damage doesn't compromise your data or your files and it doesn't cause loss of files since you are not tampering with the makeup of the phone.

Also software damage requires the service of software engineers and a particular level of expertise to correct the issue. So to be on the saver side when there is software damage, it is better that you employ the service of a software engineer who knows much about that particular thing, i.e. that particular software that is damaged. Hardware damage can be done by anybody. Just remove the spare part that got damaged and replaced with a better one.

How to Fix iPhone 7 Not Charging

Solution 1. Check Your Power Adapter

First of all, you look for any sign of wear and tear on the side of your cable. Check the phone's power adapter and make sure the cable is working correctly. Look physically on the cable you are checking, is there any wear and tear there?

If it charges on your PC, then try connecting the adapter to the wall socket; and if it doesn't charge, that means it's your adapter that has an issue. The best thing to do is to get a new one immediately.

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Solution 2. Clean the Charging Port

The charging port refers to that part on the bottom of the phone where you plug the charger into. So to check this, you might need a pen torch to check the charging port. Most of the time we discovered that the charging port might be blocked by accumulated dirt or debris. So, if it is blocked by such, then your iPhone 7 Plus won't charge because there will be no connection between the cable and the iPhone. If you look at that charging port, there are about nine connectors, and if any one of them is blocked, then your iPhone will not charge. What you have to do is get a soft brush or a toothbrush that is soft, don't go for the hard ones and make sure that the brush you are getting doesn't conduct electricity; that is, it is an insulator.

Use the soft brush to brush off that charging port to get the debris off, and then you can blow at intervals. So after brushing, you can now try to charge it again. So after checking the debris and dirt and your iPhone still doesn't charge, then you will have to try the hard reboot.

Solution 3. Hard Reboot iPhone 7

Hard rebooting iPhone 7 takes a different method from iPhone 6 and other models before it. To reboot iPhone 7, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1. Hold the power button and the lower part of the volume button together.
  2. Step 2. Simultaneously press these two buttons and hold down for a while until the Apple logo comes up on your iPhone 7.
  3. Step 3. Then release the two buttons and wait for the phone to reboot.
  4. Step 4. When this is done, then you can try recharging your phone again.

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Solution 4. Repair iOS to Fix System Related Charging Issue

If your iPhone 7 won't charge or turn on because of a software issue and you have tried all that you can to fix it, and all seems to no avail, why not try an UltFone iOS System Repair Tool. UltFone iOS System Repair can be very helpful in repairing operating system issue without any data loss, including iPhone won't charge or turn on, iPhone 7 battery draining fast after iOS 14 update, iPhone 7 black screen, spinning wheel, and many other issues.

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Steps of how to repair iPhone 7 does not charge issue:

  • Step 1 Download and install this iOS system recovery tool to your PC or Mac computer, and then connect your iPhone 7 to computer with Apple cable.

  • Step 2 From the main interface, select Repair Operating System function.

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  • Step 3 Click Fix Now button in the following screen, and then this program will detect and list the firmware version of your device. It is recommended to download the latest firmware online by clicking Download button.

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  • Step 4 Wait for the firmware package to be downloaded completed, and then you can click Repair Now button to start fixing iPhone 7 charging problem.

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  • Step 5 In a few minutes, your device will reboot. You can charge your iPhone 7 again to check whether everything is fine now. There is a high chance that this problem has been solved.

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Solution 5. Put iPhone 7 In DFU Mode and Restore

If after all the above, your iPhone 7 is still not charging, then you can put your iPhone in the DFU mode and restore to factory settings. Please note that putting your iPhone in the DFU mode is the same thing as doing restore factory settings. So, for your own good, it is better you back up your iPhone before going to DFU mode. DFU means (device film way update), so if you are doing DFU, it is equivalent to you flashing that particular update or restoring factory settings so that everything that is on it will vanish.

So after opening the iTunes on the computer, you then press the power and hold the home button for about 8 seconds on your iPhone. After the 8 seconds, you release the power button, but you still hold on to the home button until it shows that iTunes has detected an iPhone recovery mode. Then the iPhone 7 screen will turn completely black, and that is when you are to release the home button.

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Note that immediately it shows iTunes as detected iPhone in recovery mode you release your hand from the home button so spontaneously your iPhone will completely black then at that point the DFU mode has been activated that your iPhone has entered DFU mode.

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FAQs about iPhone 7 Charge

1. How can I make my iPhone 7 charge faster

Here are some tips that can help you charge iPhone 7 faster. The first tip is to put it in airplane mode. You can even power iPhone 7 off while charging. The less your iPhone is doing the faster it will be able to charge. And also you can use a wall charger if you have a choice.

2. How long does it take to fully charge an iPhone 7

If you do not use your iPhone 7 and turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular data, it takes about 2 hours to charge from 0 up to 100%. However, if you are using the iPhone while charging, it will take more than 2 hours.

The Bottom Line

It happens that sometimes due to hardware or software issues iPhone 7 won't charge. If your iPhone 7 ever cease charging, there is no cause for alarm. The first thing you should do at that point is to find out if your iPhone 7 won't charge because of a software or hardware issue. Then you can make use of any of the above methods to solve the issue and ensure that your iPhone 7 begin charging again. A professional iOS system repair tool can help a lot to fix system related issues.

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