How to fix slow charging problem on your iPhone XR

Slow charging problem occurring with iOS users is usually related to hardware issues like bad charging equipment or a damaged component. However, in many cases, software-related factors need to be blamed. The transpiring symptoms can be either rectifiable or not, depending on the causes.

Tackled in this post is a troubleshooting guide to fix slow charging issue on the iPhone XR. Read on to know how to help your iPhone XR charge faster and how to fix the slow charging problem.

How to troubleshoot your iPhone XR with slow charging problem

Before proceeding with the methods below or taking your iPhone to a Genius bar, try these first few charging tips below for your iPhone first:

  1. Charge your phone from a wall outlet. Your phone can charge faster if it’s charged from a wall outlet than low-power sources.
  2. Don’t use your device while charging it. You should wait for your device to complete charging. Although your iPad is designed for multitask, carrying out heavy loads can slow things down when charging.
  3. Make sure you are using an Apple-certificated adapter. Incompatible adapters cannot have positive results, so you should only the original adapter for your iPhone if possible
  4. Try using different chargers. This can be an option to check if the problem is occurring with the current charger in use. Then, you can decide whether or not to replace your current charger with a new one.

If your iPhone XR is still slow charging after trying all the aforementioned requisites, the next thing is to clear out software factors affecting the charging process. To fix software factors from the underlying cause, performing the following methods below might help. Proceed them once you’re all set to troubleshoot your phone.

First solution: Reboot or Force restart your iPhone XR.

Apps going rogue and erratic services can have a bad impact on the charging system, which might lead to slow charging. The simplest way to clear out random system errant is performing a restart on your phone. You can make a simple reboot or forced restart in this case. To reboot your iPhone XR:

  1. Press and hold the  Power button along with one of Volume buttons at once for a few seconds.
  2. Release them when you see the Slide to Power Off command and then drag the slider to the right.
  3. After 1 minute, press and hold the Power button again until it reboots.

If your iPhone still charges very slowly after a restart, you should force restart your phone by following these steps:

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Do the same with the Volume Down button.
  3. Finally, press Power button and then release it when the device restarts.

A forced restart can clear out bad apps and corrupt services, triggering system glitches. Both these restarts will fix minor system instability without causing the data loss.

Second solution: Manage apps on your iPhone

Bad apps can be the main trigger causing the slow charging problem. Apps that are acting up will eat up a lot of power on your phone and then result to fast battery drain. If there are too many apps running in the background while your phone is charging, the time for your phone to get fully charged will be longer. So, to fix the slow charging problem, you should try updating all your apps first. Apps that misbehave are those that aren’t up-to-date. To install pending app updates follow these steps below:

  1. Open App Store from the Home screen
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on Updates tab. Wait for a few seconds and you will see a list of all apps with pending updates.
  3. Tap on the Update button near each one to install individual updates.
  4. If there are multiple app updates available, tap on Update All button on the top-right corner to install all app updates at once.


If the above method does not help, you should then check which apps from your iPhone are eating up much battery. The, delete and re-install it on your device. To get it done:

  1. Open Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on General > iPhone Storage.
  3. Find the suspected app to delete from your iPhone
  4. Tap on Delete or Uninstall  option

Reboot your iPad after you delete the apps. After that, open App Store again and reinstall them. Removing and reinstalling the app is a good way to clear app cache and data. It’s necessary to solve corrupted apps causing slow charging problem.

Third solution: Update iOS software on your iPhone

Apart from updating your iPhone XR to the latest iOS version can also help solve the problem, especially when the system bugs are the main reason. Once the charging system is ruined by some bugs, the charging process will become unstable. So, you should check for the latest iOS update for your iPhone XR by following these steps

  1. Tap on SettingsGeneral.
  2. Choose Software Update menu

If there is an update available, you will get a notification with the update details. Simply read the information and then follow onscreen instructions to download and install the update on your iPhone XR.

Also see: How to fix iPhone XR that keeps lagging

Fourth solution: Reset all settings on your iPhone XR

To clear out incorrect settings, resetting all settings on your iPhone is necessary. The process will remove all customized settings including invalid configurations that have created some unexpected flaws to the charging system. To get the process done

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen
  2. Tap on General and scroll down to Reset option
  3. Choose Reset all settings option
  4. Enter your passcode when prompted and then follow the onscreen instructions to reset all settings.

Once the reset is completed, you need to activate individual features again, particularly those that are disabled by default. However, if you still face the slow charging problem, then try the next procedure.

Fifth solution: Factory reset your iPhone XR

The latest resort to deal with stubborn symptoms caused by complex system errors is a factory reset. Although this method often yields positive outcomes, all the data will be lost permanently since everything stored your device system will be deleted during the process. So, creating backups beforehand is necessary. After you are done with the backup, you can then factory reset your iPhone XR from the Settings menu:

  1. Open Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on General > Reset.
  3. Choose Erase all content and settings option
  4. When you are prompted, enter your passcode and follow the rest of onscreen instructions to reset the full system.

You should note that the process requires your device battery to be at least 50% so that it can be successful. If necessary, charge your iPhone XR while you reset your phone.

You can also use iTunes to manually backup and then reset your iPhone XR with the help of a computer. However, your computer needs the latest version of iTunes software to be installed so that the process can get done.