How To Turn On Wireless Charging on iPhone

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In today’s wireless world, where Bluetooth and Wi-Fi make our lives easier, wireless charging is a necessity. However, many iPhone users find enabling the wireless charging option on their phones difficult.

Quick Answer

To activate wireless charging on iPhone 8 and later models, go to Settings > General > Accessibility. Tap “Wireless Charging” and turn on this feature. 

In this write-up, we will describe how to turn on wireless charging on iPhone using a step-by-step guide and troubleshooting if it fails to work.

Why Is Wireless Charging Not Working for My iPhone?

If your iPhone is not charging when you place it on a wireless charger, it may be due to one of the following reasons:

  • You have an iPhone 7 or older version.
  • Wireless charging is not enabled on your iPhone.
  • The wireless charger you are using is not working/compatible with your iPhone.
  • You are charging simultaneously – via port and wireless charger.
  • The iPhone charger is not Qi-Certified.
  • The case of your phone is made of thick metal/plastic.
  • Your iPhone is facing a hardware malfunction

Charging Your iPhone Wirelessly

If you are unsure how to charge your iPhone wirelessly, following our two step-by-step methods would allow you to do so quickly.

Method #1: Using the Settings App

iPhone 8 and later versions support wireless charging, which you can enable in the following way.

  1. Go to the home screen of your iPhone and click on the Settings app.
  2. Tap “General.”
  3. Tap “Accessibility.”
  4. Switch on the “Wireless Charging” option.

Method #2: Using the Control Center

If you do not want to use the Settings app for this process, you can enable wireless charging with the Control Center.

  1. Tap on the home screen of your iPhone.
  2. Swipe down from the top to open the Control Center. 
  3. Switch on the “Wireless Charging” option.

If you are using iPhone 8 or SE model, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to access the “Control Center.” 

Once you turn the “Wireless Charging” switch “On,” you can charge your iPhone wirelessly. 

Troubleshooting Wireless Charging Issues on iPhone

If for some reason, your iPhone wireless is not working, our eight step-by-step methods will help you troubleshoot and resolve the issue quickly.

Method #1: Restart Your Phone

One way to fix the wireless charging not working on your iPhone is to restart the device. This simple process helps eliminate the temporary bugs in the phone’s software and often fixes the issue quickly. 

  1. Press and hold the side button until the power icon appears.
  2. Slide the power icon from left to right to turn off your phone.
  3. To turn on your phone, press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.

Method #2: Hard Reset Your Phone 

If your iPhone is unresponsive to the wireless charger, try hard resetting it with these steps.

  1. Quickly press and release the volume up and volume down buttons simultaneously
  2. Press and hold the side button
  3. Release the side button when the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Method #3: Remove the Case

You may have been using a thick protective casing on your iPhone, causing the wireless charging signals not to be able to reach your phone and resulting in a charging issue. If this is the case, remove the casing and see if this fixes the problem at hand.

Method #4: Position the Phone in the Middle

Place your iPhone in the middle of your wireless charging pad to charge it wirelessly. If your iPhone isn’t centered on the charging pad, it won’t charge properly.

Method #5: Charge Your Wireless Device

Your iPhone may not be wirelessly charging due to an unplugged charging pad. If your charger does not have an LED indicator, check to see if the charger is plugged into the socket.    

Method #6: Use the Correct Charger 

Low-quality or knock-off charging pads won’t charge your iPhone wirelessly. So, make sure your wireless chargers are Qi-enabled since your iPhone may not work with non-Qi chargers.

Method #7: Update iOS Software

If your iPhone supports wireless charging, but the feature is not working, try updating the phone’s software with these steps.

  1. Tap “Settings.”
  2. Tap “General.” 
  3. Tap “Software Update.” 
  4. Tap “Download and Install.”
  5. Enter your “Passcode” and tap “Install Now.”

Method #8: Take Your iPhone to Apple Authorized Service Providers

Your iPhone may be broken if it won’t charge wirelessly. A harsh drop or water exposure may have damaged your iPhone’s internal components, blocking wireless charging. 

We suggest taking your iPhone and wireless charger to Apple Authorized Service Providers, so someone can assist you in solving the issue.


In this guide on turning on wireless charging on the iPhone, we’ve discussed a simple method to enable this option. We have also discussed troubleshooting wireless charging issues your device is experiencing.

Hopefully, your question is answered in this article, and now you can charge your iPhone wirelessly.

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