Does your iPhone take a long time to charge? This is the problem — 2022

If you're having trouble with the iPhone charging times , don't worry. It is not ruled out that they are major problems, but a priori it could be a small problem with an easy solution within your reach. There are several aspects to review that can make your iPhone charge faster or, at least, charge at normal times if it is now excessively slow. We tell you all about it in this post.

These problems might not really exist

If you have recently purchased the iPhone or you have never noticed the charging times, you should know that Apple smartphones do not exactly stand out for having a good fast charge. Let's see, it's not that it's bad, but it's not the fastest and even less so if we compare it with the record times set by other competing devices.

In the most recent iPhone models, these aspects have been improved, but in no case will you find the possibility of charging it from 0% to 100% in less than an hour or an hour and a half. Therefore, and despite the fact that in the following sections we will explain what checks you can do, you should take this into account because it may be a bad perception on your part.

About wireless charging

In line with this, if you are charging your iPhone using a charging base, we can foresee that the problem is there. It's not that it can't be recharged in this way, since this capability exists in iPhone 8 and later models. However, the Qi standard, which Apple uses to allow this charging, may not be entirely beneficial for charging times.

Although it not only depends on the base as such, but also on the adapter, the truth is that in some accessories of this type it is possible to find that the iPhone automatically charge slower as a preventive measure. In some cases, the device can suffer a certain overheating that could be harmful to it and the system is the one in charge of reducing the charging times, causing it to not even recharge at times.

MagSafe imitation

In this case, the recommendation would be that you try to buy a charging base that gives your iPhone greater protection, guaranteeing good times. Failing that, you can use the classic charging cable which, although it may be less cool, in the end is the method by which the best charging times for the Apple mobile are guaranteed.

Possible problems with charging accessories

Again and as we indicated with the case of the charging bases, if you are doing via cable , the first thing you should consider is that it is this or the adapter that fails. Below we will explain the main problems of these.

Check if they have MFi certificate

If you didn't know, MFi stands for Made For iPhone, also valid for iPod or iPad. It is a certificate that some accessories carry for these devices that, despite not being manufactured by Apple, have full guarantees of operation as if they were the originals. You can check if your charging cable and/or adapter is original in its box or instruction book. If you threw it away, you can check it with the model name on the internet.

apple mfi tags

If your accessory does not have this certificate, and despite the fact that what we will comment on later for the originals can also help you with these, there is a high possibility that its inauthenticity is the cause of the problems. Therefore, in these cases, what we recommend is to get an MFi charger pack, which can cost a little more than non-original ones, but can also be cheap.

If they are the original Apple or MFi

If the cable and/or adapter you are using is the one that came in the iPhone box, there is no doubt that it is original. Therefore there should be no problems regarding its compatibility or safety of use. Same if it's MFi. Now, why does your iPhone charge so slowly? Well, there are several factors.

The first of them is charging adapter power . The cube that you connect to the current must have a power not less than 5w , this being the iPhone charging standard. Although it is also the slowest. It should be noted that although the current limits of the most recent models are 18w, you can use one with much more power, although it will always be limited to those 18w.

usb c cable and apple adapter

Something that we recommend you do to avoid problems with what comes to be the cable, is that you try unplug it and plug it back in . It sounds absurd, yes, but it is possible that it had not made good contact with the iPhone and therefore the charge was slower. Once you rule out this being the problem you should try clean the phone connector.

No matter how careful you are with your smartphone, it is inevitable that small particles of dust or other traces of dirt in the charging port . After all, it is exposed to it and it will be enough for you to carry it in your pocket so that some kind of fluff can sneak in. And what this does in the end is prevent a correct connection.


To clean it, two accessories are especially recommended: a soft bristle toothbrush or a lint-free swab . And although there are special ones for these tasks, the ones you use to care for your teeth or your ears could come in handy. And although you could also try cleaning it with a small handheld vacuum cleaner , keep in mind that this in the end can also move the dirt elsewhere. It is not even ruled out that it can be introduced inside the device, so in the end it is not one of the best options.

Once you have cleaned it you should try to see if the load is working correctly. And if not, and in order to completely rule out accessories, we advise you to try another cable or charger. If you have to buy it, you should make sure, as far as possible, that it is possible to return it in case the ones you already had finally worked correctly and were not the cause of the slow loading.

The faults can also be in the iPhone itself

Ruled out that it is the accessories that are causing problems, it is time to look at the iPhone. What should you do to check it? Well, in addition to having followed what was pointed out in previous sections, it is advisable that you try update the device .

Keeping the iPhone on its latest software version available will prevent software problems. And yes, it is true that this failure looks more like a hardware failure. However, there may be cases that due to some type of error present in the operating system, the loading can be slowed down. This would be fixed in a newer version, so we recommend that you go to Settings > General > Software and check if there are any pending downloads.

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Defective battery or connector

Discarded the above, the only cause that occurs to us of an excessively slow charge is that it is the connector that presents some type of failure. And, failing that, the battery itself that had a factory defect or excessive wear caused by a bad charge. Be that as it may, both cases escape at the end of your reach and it is most convenient to resort to technical support .

Surely you have to request an appointment in person to receive assistance, either in an Apple Store or SAT. For this reason, we recommend that you go to the apple support website and look for this way to go to a professional who can review the device and offer you a solution. If the terminal is still under warranty and it is verified that it has not been misused, the repair will be completely free.