How to Tell If Your iPhone Is Charging When It’s On or Off

Long battery life and quick charging are two features that iPhone users like me enjoy on a daily basis. There are various ways that an iPhone can be charged, and there are standard wall, wireless and multi-device chargers to pick from. When your phone is on, it's easy to confirm that it's charging by checking the battery icon. However, if your phone is completely out of juice, how do you know if your iPhone is charging? 

Related: How to Check Your iPhone's Battery Health

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How to Tell If Your iPhone Is Charging When Your Phone Is On

  1. Make sure your iPhone is plugged in, and that the charger is plugged into a power source, such as a wall outlet.
  2. Check the battery icon on your screen.
  3. If the icon is green and there is a lightning bar in the middle, then your iPhone is charging.
  4. If the icon is white or red, then it is not charging.

If you find that your iPhone is not charging at this point, check all cord connections to verify that everything is as it should be, and that there are no problems with the charger cable itself. Another tip is to try another power source, and remember that certain outlets may only be powered when light switches are on!

Image courtesy of Apple

How to Tell If Your iPhone Is Charging When Your Phone Is Off

  1. Make sure your iPhone is plugged in, and that the charger is plugged into a power source, such as a wall outlet.
  2. Check the large battery icon in the middle of your black screen.
  3. If the icon only shows the empty battery as shown in the image above, then your iPhone is charging and will power on soon.
  4. If the icon shows an almost empty battery and a charger as seen above, then your phone is not charging and you may need to verify your charger cable and power source.

As you can see, knowing whether your iPhone is charging can be simple. However, it's one of those things that many people would never recognize unless they had already learned what to look for! 

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Olena Kagui

Olena Kagui is a freelance writer who lives in Rhode Island. With a BA in International Relations from Anglo American University, Olena traveled the world. She has lived in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, China, and the USA. Olena won an excellence award for a controversial article, got a grant to blog from a war-zone, and published a short fictional story. She hopes to publish a full-length novel and continue writing up a storm on every topic under the sun! When she’s not typing or flying, she is loving on animals, crafting bizarre creations, and devouring all-you-can-eat sushi.