Is your iPhone 12 or 12 Pro device having problems when you attempt to charge it with the help of Apple’s new MagSafe charger? You’re not alone. In some cases, the iPhone 12 remains stuck displaying the MagSafe charger animation. The animation doesn’t play out fully. The charging icon isn’t displayed in the middle of the ring and neither does the remaining battery percentage. The device doesn’t start charging and freezes in this state.
Disconnecting the charger doesn’t help!
Force restart your iPhone 12 to fix the MagSafe charging problem! Quickly press and release Volume Up, followed by Volume Down. Next, press & hold the Side Button until the Apple logo is displayed on the screen. Release and be patient until the device reboots!
iPhone 12 MagSafe Charging Bug
However, power cycling your iPhone only helps to revive your device. It doesn’t fix the cause and the problem will reoccur when the same circumstances are met.
Fact: The user that reported this problem to us mentioned that he was using his iPhone 12 Pro with an original Apple Silicone case, when the charging glitch occurred. Rebooting his iPhone was the only way to unfreeze it from displaying the MagSafe charging ring!
Causes for iPhone 12 MagSafe Charging Issue
The problem doesn’t occur when the device is charged naked, without the case. Apparently, the issue is related to the fact that the magnetic case prevents the iPhone from properly communicating with the MagSafe charger. This can be caused by a case manufacturing flaw. We’ve already reported about Apple iPhone 12 Silicone cases that shipped without speaker and microphone holes. Poorly centered MagSafe rings wouldn’t be a surprise!
The iPhone 12 MagSafe charging problem could be also caused by an iOS 14 software bug. To better pinpoint the cause of this issue, we need more reports!
If you also encounter problems when you attempt to charge your iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max with a MagSafe charger, please use the comments section available below and share the problem with us. Do mention if you’re using a case or not.
Fact: This problem was reported through our Report Bugs page. If you’re also experiencing a problem with your iPhone don’t hesitate to ask for help!
Related: Check out our collection of the best iPhone 12 cases!