Apple Working to Fix Wireless Charging Issue Plaguing iPhone 12 Owners

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Apple is working on a fix for the iPhone 12 to address a widely reported wireless charging issue. According to reports, the iPhone 12 will not charge wirelessly even when used with Qi-certified charging pads or stands. Customers began noticing the problem shortly after the launch of the iPhone 12 this fall.

The issue was frustrating for iPhone 12 owners who found that they could charge their phones on their wireless charger one day and then couldn’t charge it the next.

This issue occurs with different types of chargers (stands and pads) and chargers made by various manufacturers.

The issue is not caused by a charger itself, as affected iPhone owners report they were able to charge older iPhone models without any issues.

There appears to be no consistency to help pinpoint a cause.

Owners discovered that they could restart their iPhone, and that would fix the problem for a short time. Without any warning, the issue would rear its ugly head after just a few days.

Apple has released a few iOS updates since the launch of the iPhone 12, but none of those updates fixed this issue.

Thankfully, iPhone owners may not have to deal with the problem much longer. Apple reportedly is aware of the issue and working on a fix, says a 9to5Mac reader who spoke to Apple via an online support chat.

Reader: What is the issue with the iPhone 12 Pro Max charging? One day it will charge wirelessly ok, the next day it won’t. After hard reboot, it will charge. On your Apple forums, 700 people have same issue.

Apple: Ok, I do understand your concern We are working on this and it will be resolved in upcoming days.

Reader: So Apple knows that this is an issue?

Apple: Yes we have been going through the issues which customers are facing […] It will be resolved soon.

9to5Mac Reader

The representative did not provide a target date for the update, but we expect to see it soon. Apple is known for its regular software updates that fix both major and minor issues in iOS.

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