Latest iOS 12.1 beta fixes sporadic iPhone and iPad recharging issues

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A bug in the way iOS 12 handles charging that causes devices to not charge when connected to a power source is on its way to being rectified, with a beta release of iOS 12.1 fixing the problem on iPhones and iPads affected by the issue.




Over the weekend, reports from users revealed an issue with either the iPhone XS or iOS 12, where the iPhone failed to charge. The issue surfaced regardless of charging method, occurring both when power is applied by a Lightning cable to a common wall charger, or by using wireless charging with a Qi charging pad.

In some occasions, users would not see a charging symbol showing power was present, nor would hear the charging chime that plays when recharging commences. In some cases, users were able to force the iPhone to detect a power source by plugging it in, waiting between 10 and 15 seconds, and then waking the device.

The second developer beta for iOS 12.1, released on Tuesday, appears to have fixed the problem. In AppleInsider's tests with an affected iPad Pro and iPhone 7 now running the iOS 12.1 beta, the usual charging notifications sounded every time power was presented to the devices, strongly suggesting that is has been fixed in the beta software release.

It is unclear if the fix will be released earlier than iOS 12.1 in a sub-point release, but it will likely make an appearance as part of the full public release of iOS 12.1, later this fall.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    MplsPMplsP Posts: 1,214member
    Good to see. In my 36 hours of use on an iPhone 6s, I haven't experienced the issue yet. Overall 12 already seems to be less buggy than iOS 11 was.
  • Reply 2 of 11
    I thought iOS 12 was the most beta tested version ever? How did all the testers miss this?
  • Reply 3 of 11
    Now how about fixing my ultra slow internet speeds?
  • Reply 4 of 11
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 7,110member
    hentaiboy said:
    I thought iOS 12 was the most beta tested version ever? How did all the testers miss this?
    For the same reason I've had zero problems.
    lkrupp
  • Reply 5 of 11
    I've had this problem with one of my devices for months, back with iOS 11. I always have to unlock to charge.
  • Reply 6 of 11
    erioerio Posts: 17member
    Does this fix Belkin's Powerhouse or Valet Charge Dock?
    Namit Shrivastava
  • Reply 7 of 11
    Namit ShrivastavaNamit Shrivastava Posts: 1unconfirmed, member
    Is the beauty gate issue fixed
  • Reply 8 of 11
    iOS has many issues one is announce calls doesn’t work 
  • Reply 9 of 11
    jcs2305jcs2305 Posts: 701member
    hentaiboy said:
    I thought iOS 12 was the most beta tested version ever? How did all the testers miss this?
    For the same reason I've had zero problems.
    As I said previously I had the same charging issues with my previous iPhone 8 Plus wit iOS 11. So I don’t think it’s ios 12 specifically. 
  • Reply 10 of 11
    evilutionevilution Posts: 1,349member
    Omg, so this problem that affected a handful of people out of millions, that was blown up to be a massive issue was actually patched in days.

    Big new because Apple. Jeez these Apple haters really do clutch at straws.
    ronn
  • Reply 11 of 11
    hentaiboy said:
    I thought iOS 12 was the most beta tested version ever? How did all the testers miss this?

    NM
    edited October 2018
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