What does a dead charging iPhone look like?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

When your iPhone is completely dead and you plug it in to charge, the screen will remain black. However, there are a few different icons that you might see on the screen to indicate the charging process.

The most common icon you’ll see is an empty battery icon. This is a simple outline of a battery, usually white or black, with no fill. This icon means that your iPhone is currently charging and should power on shortly. It’s a good sign that your charger is properly connected and delivering power to your device.

On the other hand, if you see the empty battery icon with a cord next to it, it means that your iPhone is not charging properly. This icon indicates that your iPhone is connected to a power source, but it’s not receiving any power. There could be a few reasons for this:

1. Faulty charging cable: The cable you’re using to connect your iPhone to the charger might be damaged or not working properly. It’s worth trying a different cable to see if that solves the problem. Sometimes the cable can get frayed or bent, leading to a poor connection.

2. Problem with the power adapter: The power adapter itself could be faulty. If you have access to another adapter, try using that to see if it makes a difference. It’s also a good idea to check if the adapter is plugged in securely to the power outlet.

3. Issues with the charging port: Sometimes, the charging port on your iPhone can get clogged with lint or debris, preventing a proper connection with the charging cable. You can try gently cleaning the port using a toothpick or a soft brush. Be careful not to damage the port while doing so.

4. Software issues: In some cases, a software glitch or a frozen device can prevent your iPhone from charging properly. If none of the above solutions work, you can try performing a hard reset on your device. This can be done by holding down the power button and the volume down button simultaneously until the Apple logo appears.

It’s important to note that if your iPhone is extremely low on battery or completely drained, it may take a few minutes for the charging icon to appear on the screen. So, be patient and give it some time to see if it starts charging properly.

A dead charging iPhone will typically display either an empty battery icon or an empty battery icon with a cord next to it. The former indicates that your iPhone is charging and will power on shortly, while the latter suggests an issue with the charging process. By troubleshooting the charging cable, power adapter, charging port, and potential software problems, you can try to resolve the issue and get your iPhone charging properly again.