(Fixed) iPhone Has Been Charging for Hours but Won’t Turn On

  1. Published on Jan 20, 2022
  2. Updated on Jan 26, 2022
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When your iPhone’s battery is low, the most logical thing to do is plug it into a charger and after a few hours of charging, you expect the device to turn on and work normally.

But sometimes, because of problems with the iOS system or the battery itself, this doesn’t always happen.

In this article, we will show you what to do when your iPhone has been plugged into a charger for a number of hours, but still won’t turn on.

Let’s start at the most logical place.

First, Troubleshooting the Charging Process

The software on your iPhone controls every aspect of the device. So, if the iPhone has been plugged in for quite a while, but it still will not charger, there is a problem with the software and not the hardware.

The solutions below should help you resolve any issues that may be affecting the charging process.

Clean Out the Charging Port

Dirt in the charging port can affect the connection between the charger and the device, slowing down or even stopping the charging process.

Use an anti-static brush to clean the charging port, or you can use a clean, unused toothbrush as well.

A simple and light back and forth movement of the brush can remove the debris and dust in the charging port.

Use a Different Lightning Cable

The next thing you can try to do is to use a different Lightning cable. This is a good solution if you suspect that the cable you are using could be faulty.

To rule out your charging paraphernalia, you can try using a different wall charger, car charger or USB port.

Try Another Wall Socket or Power Extension  

While it is rare, the wall socket or power extension that you are using could be causing the problem.

To rule them out, try connecting the device to a different wall socket, using another power extension. Power extensions in particular can get damaged without your knowledge.

Once the device is connected to the new wall socket, let it charger of at least 30 minutes before pressing the power button to try and turn it on again.

Force Restart Your iPhone

Once you are certain that all of your charging components are working properly, but you’re still having trouble charging the device, it is time to consider a system issue.

One of the best ways to fix minor system glitches that could be affecting the device’s ability to charge is a hard reset.

The method to perform a hard reset will depend on the iPhone model that you have. Here’s how to do it:

iPhone 8 and Newer:

Press and release the Volume Up button, press and release the Volume Down button. Then, press and hold the Side button until the screen turns off and then back on.

When you see the Apple Logo on the screen, release the Side button and let the device turn on normally.

Force Restart iPhone 12

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:

Press and hold both the Power and the Volume Down button at the same time. Continue to hold both buttons until the screen goes black and you see the Apple Logo appear on the screen.

Force Restart iPhone 7

iPhone 6 and earlier:

Press and hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time. Release the buttons when you see the Apple Logo appear on the screen.

Force Restart iPhone 6S

Apply iOS System Repair Tool for a Quick Fix

If a hard reset doesn’t work, then you may be dealing with far deeper system issues and in this case, we recommend using TinyFix to repair the device.

This is a professional, iOS system repair tool designed to get rid of the most common iOS system issues, including a device that will not turn on.

The following are its main features:

  • It will fix all common iOS stuck issues and system problems without causing data loss
  • It is very easy to use: you can easily repair your device even if you don’t have any technical knowledge
  • It fully supports all iPhone and iPad models as well as all versions of iOS
  • It is also a good way to enter and exit recovery mode very quickly

To use TinyFix to fix a device that won’t turn on, download and install the program on to your computer and then follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open TinyFix and then connect the iPhone to the computer. Click on “iOS System Repair”> “Standard Mode” in the main page.

 main screen of TinyFix

Step 2: You will then be prompted to download the firmware needed to repair the device. Select the most suitable firmware for your device and then click “Download” to begin downloading the firmware.

get the appropriate firmware

Step 4: Once the firmware has been downloaded, click on the “Start” button to begin the repair process. in a few minutes the system issue will be resolved and your device will restart in normal mode.

repairing the device

The iPhone Still Won’t Turn On?

If you have tried all the solutions above but the device still won’t turn on, even after being connected to a power source for more than an hour, the problem is likely one of the following:

  • The iPhone’s battery may be completely dead. This is rare, but it can happen.
  • The USB charger that you are using could be defective and therefore unable to charge the device adequately. Most common if you are using a third-party cable.
  • The iPhone or a component of the iPhone is broken. This can happen if the device is exposed to water or suffers extensive hardware damage.
  • The iPhone could also be defective. This is rare, although it has happened and Apple will typically replace the device.

If you suspect that hardware damage is to blame, you may want to make an appointment at your local Apple Store.

The technicians will be able to help repair the device even if it has suffered damage that may not be covered by the warranty.

Provide as much information as possible about the problem and how it happened to avoid a lengthy diagnostic and repair process.

To Conclude

We hope that you have been able to get your device to turn on. If the problem was software related, then you will find more than one solution here that should be helpful.

As usual, if you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

Sovan Mandal

A tech enthusiast to the core, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments from the world of technology. Android and iPhone trouble-shooting is another aspect that interests me a lot, as do a few of the more recent developments such as self-driving automobiles, AI, and such.
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