Users facing an annoying charging bug in iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

Apple launches 3 new iPhone models on 12 Sept 2018 which are- iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr.

The Apple iPhone XS. Image: Reuters
Appple iPhone Xs Image- Reuters

Recently iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max users complain of an annoying issue while charging. Users says that their iPhones does not start charging automatically when lightning cable is connected, users either need to tap or wakeup the screen to start charging or in some cases users need to unplug the charger and agin plug the charger to start charging.

A YouTube channel name Unbox Therapy also post a video on his channel showing multiple Xs & Xs Max iPhones having this charging issue, where some might claims that it is an software issue which can be fix with a small update.

If your iPhone XS Max, or any iOS device for that matter, is facing similar charging issues, that warrants a deeper look into the iOS 12 settings to see what is happening. Pretty soon, you will land up on Settings -> Face ID and Passcore -> (Allow access when locked) USB Accessories. Chances are, this is toggled off by default. If your phone struggles to detect charge when first plugged in with the screen still turned off, toggle this setting to on. As you can see in below image-

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Apple describes this restriction, “If you don’t first unlock your password-protected iOS device—or you haven’t unlocked and connected it to a USB accessory within the past hour—your iOS device won’t communicate with the accessory or computer, and in some cases, it might not charge. You might also see an alert asking you to unlock your device to use accessories.” 

Apple has not yet commented on the iPhone XS Max charging issues, though we expect the company has taken note of the complaints. The iOS 12.1 update could include a fix—the software is currently in beta testing. 

We wan’t to add a line here that, not all the iPhone Xs & Xs Max model suffering from this bug only some model having this issue. Although Apple didn’t give his statement regarding this charging bug we’re waiting for Apple’s statement.


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