How to fix iPhone XS Max charging very slowly 

There are many factors to be considered looking into when users attempt to fix charging issues. They might include outlets, ports, and the charger in use. You also need to rule out software factors like bad apps from the underlying causes. Charging problems occurring in smartphones can be related to both hardware damage and software errors. Thus, all the phones can encounter this issue.

Highlighted in this post is the charging problem happening with iPhone XS Max. We have already listed a few potential solutions that can be applied to as a free reference. Read on them below to know what to do in case your iPhone is suddenly charging slowly or intermittently.

How to fix iPhone XS Max charging very slowly

Before resolving the software errors that cause problems to your iPhone’s charging system, you should ensure that you are using an Apple’s certificated charger. If you a wireless charger, only the Qi-certified chargers are recommended. These are many chargers for iPhone models supporting wireless charging technology.

Solution 1: Clear all running apps in the background

Most charging issues are usually related to bad apps. Sometimes, the rough apps can be the main reason, while the charging system is still working fine. The culprits are apps that are left running the background too long. So, closing all background apps should be the first potential solutions you should try. Here’s how to close all background apps on your iPhone XS Max:

  1. From the bottom of the screen, swipe your finger up and then pause a second.
  2. The Multitask interface will now appear. Swipe right or left to navigate through apps preview.
  3. Swipe up on an app preview to close it.

Follow the same steps to clear other background apps running on your phone.

Solution 2: Reboot or Force restart your iPhone

Apart from clearing background apps, restarting your phone also helps to get rid of minor software errors including those that have been causing the charging problems. In this case, you can try to perform a simple reboot or a force restart on your iPhone XS Max by following these steps below.

To do a simple restart:

  1. Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds.
  2. Release it when you see the Slide to Power Off.  Next, drag the power off slider to the right to power off your phone.
  3. After 1 minute, press and hold the Power buttonagain until you see the Apple logo.

You can also perform a force restart on your iPhone XS Max. This will force close all running apps and services and then restart them. Here’s how to get it done:

  1. Press and quickly go of the Volume Up button.
  2. Do the same with theVolume Down button.
  3. Finally, press firmly the Power button and then release it until the Apple logo appears.

Your iPhone will instigate the start-up sequence.

Solution 3: Update apps and iOS system to the latest version.

Sometimes, system bugs are the main cause of the charging problems. So, the simplest way to get rid of them is by installing the latest update of your apps and iOS system. Software updates will embed fix patches to get rid of the existing issues like charging problems, which are caused by software bugs. If your phone battery is over 50 percent, has enough memory space, and is connected to a stable Wi-Fi internet access, follow these step below to manually check for and install the new update for your iPhone:

  1. Open Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on General > Software Update.


There will be see an update notification if the latest iOS version is available for grabbing. All you need then is to read the update details. When you’re all set, simply tap on Download and Install new iOS update option. To avoid power interruptions, you should charge your iPhone while updating the system.

Meanwhile, you can also check the battery usage of your iPhone to know which apps are possibly eating up the battery life. Apps causing massive power consumption might also affect your iPhone’s charging functions. Thus, you need to manage or remove them. Here’s how to check them:

  1. Head over to SettingsBattery.
  2. Tap on Recent Usage.
  3. Now, you can check Battery Usageby app.

You can update or reinstall rouge apps to manage them. Installing all pending app updates on your iPhone is also a good idea if the fast battery draining symptom is attributed to outdated apps that have gone rouge after the system transition. Here’s how to do so:

  1. Open the App Store app and then tap onUpdates 
  2. Scroll through apps with pending updates.
  3. Tap the Update button next to an individual app to update it
  4. Tap on Update All button to install all app updates simultaneously.


Once you complete updating all pending app updates on your iPhone, simply reboot it to refresh the apps as well as the system.

If updating doesn’t help and then app still consumes much of your iPhone’s power, you should think about removing the app completely.

Also read: How to fix unable to check for update error on iPhone XS/XS Max

Solution 4: Reset all settings on your iPhone

Invalid settings can also be the main cause of the charging issues especially if the power settings on your iPhone are affected. If the problem occurred after you installed a new iOS update, then a few settings on your iPhone were already overridden, so they resulted to such problems. To solve this, you should try clearing all customized settings and restore the default configurations by following these steps:

  1. Open Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on General > Reset.
  3. ChooseReset all settings It will then  erase all customized options and settings changes on your iPhone XS Max.
  4. If prompted, enter your passcode to proceed.
  5. Confirm settings reset by tapping on the popup at the bottom.


Your iPhone will then start erasing all customized settings and restoring the default configurations on your device. Once the reset is done, your phone will restart by itself. After that, you need to enable individual options and features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi if you want to use them.


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