Published: Tue, October 02, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

IPhone XS and XS Max: 'chargegate' sees some devices fail to charge

IPhone XS and XS Max: 'chargegate' sees some devices fail to charge

At first try, it didn't charge even when I tap on the screen but I managed to get it to charge successfully when I flipped the reversible lightning cable around. Now, the Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are set to go on sale in India from today. Announcing the new iPhone Xr, Xs and Xs Max, Apple announced its support of a faster wireless charging. Truth be said, the new iPhones are among the most expensive devices we've seen thus far, making a rather strong, hmm, case for either phone insurance and investing in a rugged case.

Fixing the restarting issue on your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR is quite easy and there are different methods you can use to do this.

That's despite the fact that the iPhone XR actually has a smaller battery than the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone XS Max, according to recent regulatory filings in China. Some gadget proprietors on Apple's gatherings, Reddit and Unbox Therapy (among others) have revealed that their units won't charge appropriately through the Lightning cable until the point when the screen awakens.

"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". The report indicates that the issue is likely related to USB restricted mode, a feature Apple created to help secure data on the iPhone "against devices" that try and download a phone's data for malicious purposes.

It was suggested the technology giant could use a software update to reduce the impact of the new features.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment or a question about whether a fix will be coming soon. Some users have reported that one side inexplicably works better than the other.

Teething problems are fairly common with new phone launches, and often addressed via a software update. Its impossible for a man to put his iPhone in charging state and keep staring at it so that it gets charged properly...

There have been several reports of the new iPhones not charging automatically when plugged in. While standard AppleCare does not cover against accidental breaks, loss or theft, it does cover against factory defects.

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