You may have noticed, but the iPhone 15 can sometimes refuse to charge over USB-C, for no apparent reason. This is a very common bug that many people encounter, but which is not yet documented by Apple. Here are two solutions to resolve the problem.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, released in 2023, adopted the USB-C charging port, which is more universal than Lightning. But some users encountered a problem: their iPhone sometimes refuses to charge via USB-C, without any explanation. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to fix this bug.
This bug, which seems quite widespread, but poorly documented by Apple, can be very frustrating. Imagine: you see the battery level of your iPhone 15 drop, you plug in a USB-C cableand there, nothing is happening. No signal, no error message, and no charging. Your iPhone does not detect the charger and remains empty. What to do ?
There are two possible solutions. The first, in case of emergency, is to use wireless charging. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro are compatible with MagSafe (or Qi) wireless charging. So simply place your iPhone on a charger or external battery compatible with wireless charging, and that’s it. The downside is that you have to have this type of accessory on hand.
The second, more radical solution is to force restart iPhone. This resets the system and fixes the bug. To do this, you must follow these steps:
- Press the volume up button and quickly release it,
- Press the volume down button and quickly release it,
- Hold down the side (power) button,
- You can release when the Apple logo appears on the screen.
The iPhone will then restart completely. You will not lose your data, this is not an iPhone restore or reset. Once it restarts, you should be able to charge your iPhone via USB-C normally.
We do not yet know what the origin of this bug is, nor if Apple intends to correct it soon. In the meantime, these solutions should allow you to charge your iPhone 15 without problem. Please note that if charging does not work with a new USB-C cable, it may also be because it is simply not compatible and or certified by Apple.
- The iPhone 15 may refuse to charge over USB-C for no apparent reason.
- Wireless charging is a quick and effective solution, if you have a compatible accessory.
- Force restarting the iPhone is a more radical solution, but it fixes the bug.