Your iPhone 12 mini wireless charging is not working and you don’t know why. You placed your iPhone on your charging pad, but nothing happened! In this article, I’ll show you how to fix the problem when your iPhone 12 mini wireless charging is not working.
Wireless charging appears so effortless that more and more consumers are eager to try it and use it in their daily life. However, the reality is not always as smooth as expected, and after setting your iPhone 12 mini down to wireless charge, you may return to find it isn’t charging after all. So, why is it that your iPhone 12 mini is not working on your wireless charger?
Why is iPhone 12 mini wireless charging not working?
If your iPhone 12 mini wireless charging is not working, here’s what you can try:
1. Charge your iPhone 12 mini with another charger
The best way to tell if your iPhone 12 mini works fine is to put it on another wireless charger to see if it will charge. If you don’t have another wireless charger, use the USB charger instead. Though wireless charging and wired charging don’t work the same, at least you can find out if the display of charging is typical or not.
2. Restart your iPhone
Whether another wireless charger is working or not, restarting your iPhone 12 mini wouldn’t go amiss. If you can’t restart the phone, such as it’s frozen, try a force restart.
3. Update your iPhone
If your iPhone 12 mini wireless charging is not working after trying the above steps, check if there’s a software update available. A software update can often be a quick fix for some problems.
4. Reset your iPhone
If you find your iPhone 12 mini not charging on wireless charger and restarting or a software update hasn’t helped, a reset is the final step before taking it to the Apple Store. Unfortunately, resetting also means erasing everything on your iPhone. Although you can back up your data beforehand, a factory reset is not just a simple restart, so you might want to consider this a last resort.
Before Resetting Check:
Is It Your Wireless Charger That Isn’t Working?
1. Check if your wireless charger is plugged in properly
It happens! Cables can loosen, or the socket may lose power. If your wireless charger doesn’t come with an LED indicator to show the charging status, you may not notice a problem straight away.
2. Make sure your wireless charger is of quality
Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the standard for charging mobile devices wirelessly, set up by the Wireless Power Consortium in 2008. It has gradually become the universal standard supported by most mobile phone makers, including Apple.
The iPhone 12 mini is Qi compatible. It should work with Qi-enabled wireless chargers. That said, it may work with non-Qi ones as well. Just make sure your wireless charger is from a reliable brand.
3. Try repositioning your iPhone
When the coils and your iPhone don’t line up, wireless charging doesn’t work. You can place your phone in the charger’s center or move it around to find the sweet spot, but this is extremely annoying.
Fortunately, some wireless chargers are equipped with multiple coils that provide your smartphone with a position-free charging experience. Magnetic wireless chargers can also save you the same kind of hassle by auto-aligning your phone to the charger through magnets.
Is It Something Else?
1. Remove the phone case
Qi wireless chargers work with many cases, but some are too thick or made from metal. Metal segments placed inside the case for magnetic mounts should not affect wireless charging. Just make sure you’re using a slim, wireless charging friendly phone case.
2. Wait for your iPhone to cool down
Your iPhone may get warm while it charges, wired or wirelessly. On the other hand, wireless charging generates more heat since it’s not as efficient as wired charging through cables. When the iPhone 12 mini gets so hot, the protection mechanism is triggered and prevents iPhone 12 mini from charging above 80 percent.
Remove your iPhone from the charger, and try again when the temperature drops.
3. Don’t connect your iPhone to a USB
Some people may connect their phone to a computer with a USB or a USB power adapter while the handset is on a wireless charging pad. The truth is, you can’t have both wired and wireless charging at the same time, and wireless charging stops as soon as an iPhone is connected to a USB cable.
See also: iPhone 12 Pro Max not charging wirelessly?
iPhone 12 mini not charging on wireless charger? Problem fixed
Many factors can contribute to an iPhone 12 mini not working with a wireless charger, but if you try all the steps above, your iPhone has a better chance of charging wirelessly again! If your iPhone 12 mini won’t charge wirelessly after trying all the above steps, it may be a hardware issue. Just do a comparison test, and you’ll find the culprit.