Are you using the latest iOS 16 on your iPhone and coming across a message “charging on hold” while trying to charge the battery of your iPhone? Let us understand this warning message and how to fix the Charging on Hold warning in iOS 16.

While setting your iPhone on the charge, if the device’s temperature increases significantly, you will see the charging on hold error warning. To void any damage caused to excessive heat, in iOS 16, the device goes into a halt mode. If you are charging the iPhone, it will stop until the temperature subsides.

Fix Charging on Hold Warning in iPhone iOS 16

The iPhone may heat up if you run several resource-hungry apps simultaneously. It will end up increasing the temperature of the iPhone. The battery on the iPhone may be quite old or has some issues with it. If you use charging bricks with non-MFI certification, then that may cause heating.

Often higher temperatures in the climate may also affect the temperature of the iPhone. This is possible when the iPhone is exposed to sunlight for a long time. Now that we know the possible reasons let us follow some basic tips and tricks to overcome the charging on hold warning in iOS 16.

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1. Do Not Charge the iPhone

If you currently see the Charging on hold message on your iPhone, immediately stop charging. Disconnect the charging brick from the power outlet. Let the iPhone cool down and then you may resume charging. To make the cooling process faster, I suggest switching off the iPhone.

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2. Use Official Apple Accessories for Charging

Always use the official charging adapter from Apple to avoid any electronic mishap. If you do not have access to an official Apple charger, make sure you buy or use an MFI-certified charging brick. MFI stands for “Made for iPhone/iPad”. This means the gadget(charging brick) is suitable for use with an iPhone or iPad.

Never fall for those uber-cheap charging bricks on e-commerce websites, even if they claim to be compatible with iPhones and iPads. Most won’t be MFI certified, hence not secure for charging Apple iPhones. Here is a list of MFI-certified accessory makers [listed by Apple itself] from whom you can buy charging bricks.

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3. Change the Battery of the iPhone

You need to check the battery health of your iPhone. Often after years of use, the iPhone battery may have depleted. It may also have another technical issue causing the iPhone to heat up. Here is how you can check the battery health of the iPhone.

  1. Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health & Charging.
    check battery status iOS

If you see a much lower battery capacity, go to the nearest Apple service center and swap the battery with a new one. Otherwise, if the battery may have some other issue, the technicians at Apple service will fix it.

4. Close the Apps that You Are Not Using

When the need for resource allocation for active apps is minimized, the heat and temperature will also subside on the iPhone. So, close the apps you are not using.

  1. Access the recent apps by tapping the home button or swiping up, depending on your iPhone model.
  2. Navigate through the recent apps.
  3. Tap and swipe up the app cards for any app to close it.
    force close YouTube app iPhone

5. Avoid Charging the iPhone in Sunlight

If you use any wireless charging unit and set your iPhone on the charge, do that indoors. Possibly place the iPhone for charging in a cool environment. When you charge an iPhone, its temperature rises.

When you are outside in the sun or inside a car, the temperature of the phone will rise further. Then you end up seeing the “charging on hold” error message.

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Wrapping Up

I hope these tips and tricks will help reduce heat accumulation on your iPhone. Also, if you ideally use your iPhone, then you may not even come across the iOS 16 “Charging on Hold” warning message.


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