You noticed that your iPhone XS Max is charging slowly soon enough after installing the latest iOS 13.3 update. Instead of rushing your iPhone to your nearest Apple office, try fixing the slow charging issue yourself. Mapped out below are the possible reasons why your phone will charge slower than it used to, and how we can address the charging problem on your iPhone. Read further.
Why is your iPhone XS Max charging so slow after iOS 13.3 update?
Since the charging issue emerged after the new system implementation, it is possible that your iPhone’s battery health has been inflicted by an iOS bug. Even so, there are still other factors that can be considered as the underlying causes. Faulty charger and defective battery can be to blame. But before you bring your phone straight to an Apple Store for repair, try performing the possible tweaks we have listed below and see if either of these solutions will increase the charging speed of your iPhone XS Max device.
Before you start troubleshooting your iPhone device, try to use a charger from a different manufacturer or other Apple charger. If your iOS device is not charging slowly using the alternative charger, then basically there is something wrong with your phone that needs some fixing. Try the solutions below.
First solution: Restart your iPhone XS Max to fix slow charging issue.
Minor software glitches that cause the iPhone XS Max to charge slowly can be eliminated by restarting your iOS device. You can either carry out a soft reset or force restart to give your phone a quick and clean start. To soft reset your iPhone XS Max, follow these steps:
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- Press and hold the Power (Side) button and either Volume button simultaneously until the Slide to Power Off command appears.
- Drag the slider to the right to turn off your device.
- After 30 seconds, press and hold the Power (Side) button again and release once the Apple logo appears.
On the other hand, you can also perform a force restart. Doing so will provide you the same output as with soft reset. But not only that, this method will also force closed all the running apps in the background. These apps that are on standby mode can also hinder your phone to be fully charged quickly. Thus, closing them can potentially help fix the slow charging issue on your iPhone. To force restart your iOS device, do these steps:
- Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
- Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
- Lastly. Press and hold the Power (Side) button and release once the Apple logo appears.
Once your iPhone XS Max has finished booting up, connect it to the Apple supplied charger.
Second solution: Check for and install pending apps updates to fix charging issue on your iPhone XS Max.
Outdated apps will always bring havoc to your phone’s system, especially after installing a new system update. These bad apps are quickly draining your battery life and can trigger slow charging issue. To eliminate this factor, check for and install pending apps updates using these steps:
- Launch the App Store from Home.
- Scroll down to Updates section to view pending apps updates.
- Tap Update next to the app name to install individual update.
- Or select Update All to install all pending apps updates at once.
Restart (soft reset) your iPhone XS Max after installing all pending apps updates to ensure that changes will be implemented accordingly.
Third solution: Uninstall bad apps to fix slow charging issue on iPhone XS Max.
If the apps updates didn’t fix the slow charging issue on your iOS device, might as well check for apps that drain your battery quickly even when they’re already on their up-to-date versions. To view the in-apps battery usage, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings from Home.
- Select Battery.
- Then tap Recent Usage.
- Then view the Battery usage of each app.
Once you’ve already determined the apps that take the large amount of storage space, delete these apps and see if it will give you positive results. Here is how:
- Open the Settings app and select General.
- Tap iPhone Storage.
- Tap to select the app that you wish to get rid off.
- Then tap Delete App.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to confirm the deletion.
Additionally, it will also help to improve your battery life if you free-up your memory space by deleting unwanted files like pictures, videos, and other content.
Fourth solution: Reset all settings.
If the previous tweaks didn’t give positive outcome and your iPhone is still charging slowly, there might be some values and options that were altered automatically during the new iOS transition. Any erratic settings that conflict the battery or charging system on your iOS device can be cleared out by restoring the phone’s current settings to default. Here is what you need to do:
- Go to Settings.
- Select General.
- Scroll to and tap Reset.
- Select Reset all settings from the given options.
- Enter your device passcode and continue.
- Then select the option to confirm all settings reset.
Wait until your iPhone finished booting up. Since the phone’s settings had been restored to default, customize the settings again according to your preference. Don’t forget to check if the issue charging issue has been cleared out.
Last resort: Restore your iPhone XS Max to factory default settings. (factory reset).
The charging issue can also be tied to a tough iOS bug. If neither of the basic tweaks corrects the problem, try wiping out everything from your iPhone’s memory. Such complex bug should be eliminated as soon as your phone has been restored to factory default settings. Thus, creating a backup for your files beforehand is necessary. If you are all set, carry out the factory reset using these steps:
- Go to Settings from Home.
- Select General.
- Tap on Reset.
- Then select the option Erase all content and settings.
- If prompted, enter your device passcode.
- Then select the option to confirm factory reset.
It may take a few minutes for the process to be completed. Once done, follow the onscreen instructions to set up your iPhone as new again. By then, you can customize the settings according to your preference. Make sure to check if the slow charging issue on your iPhone XS Max has been corrected.
Is your iPhone XS Max still charging slowly?
There might be some internal components on the battery that have been flawed and therefore, triggers the battery charging speed to slow down. With that being said, you need to have a service technician check your iPhone. Don’t forget to bring the charger with you so they can also check if it needs to be replaced. Alternatively, you can also contact Apple Support for further assistance and additional recommendations.
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