“Charging was on hold due to iPhone Temperature” Error, Any Fix?

iOS 16 brings a lot of new features to iPhone. It also brings Battery Optimisation as well. “Charging was on hold due to iPhone Temperature” is the recent error many noticed in their iPhone Battery section.

In the latest iOS 16.4 running iPhones, users are seeing “Charging on Hold” and “Charging will resume when iPhone returns to normal temperature.messages as well.

Don’t worry; Apple has implemented some notifications to let us know when optimized charging is in effect and a few more.

What is the Charging on Hold iPhone Issue? In the background, iPhone automatically reduces the charging speed or cuts off the charging. But we never get notified, or the battery page shows a “charging was on hold due to iPhone temperature” message.

So this is not an Error or a Problem. iOS 16 does have plenty of Bugs and UI-related problems.

We will see more problems getting fixed in upcoming iOS 16 updates. I expect iOS 16.0.1 to address some important UI bug fixes in a few weeks. If you are getting Apple Watch Fully Charged Notification NOT WORKING? How to Fix? Do check the article for a solution.

iOS 16 Update Not Available?

If you still haven’t gotten iOS 16 update, then do try the following suggestions to fix the problem and get the update on your iPhone.

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It is good that iPhone automatically reduces charging speed or cuts off when it detects overheating when the iPhone charging. Apple implemented some hardware-level and software-level measures to prevent any damage, the explosion of the battery, or other display and hardware-related problems.

Also Read, Unable to CHECK for Update or INSTALL Update Error on iPhone, How to Fix?

What is the Normal Temperature for Charging on Hold iPhone?

The normal temperature for charging an iPhone on hold is below 35°C (95°F). It is important to avoid charging your iPhone at temperatures above 35°C (95°F) or below 0°C (32°F) as it may cause damage to the battery or reduce its lifespan. Read about iPhone not charging after 80 Percent, How to Fix? here.

Charging your iPhone in direct sunlight or hot or humid environments is not recommended, as this can affect the battery’s performance.

Why is it Bad to use your iPhone while charging?

It is not recommended to use your iPhone while charging. Here are the common reasons and possible damages you could do, by using your iPhone while charging.

  1. Overheating: Using your phone while it is charging can cause it to heat up, harming the battery and other internal components. If your phone gets too hot, it may damage the battery or cause other issues.
  2. Slower charging: Using your phone while charging can slow the charging process, as the battery also supplies power to the phone’s functions. This means your phone may take longer to reach full charge.
  3. Risk of electric shock: Using your phone while charging can increase the risk of electric shock, especially if you use a non-certified charger or the charging cable is damaged.

Is it Possible to Turn OFF Charging on Hold?

There is no toggle to turn off such charging optimization features even if you turn off Optimised Charging feature; this Changing on hold because the iPhone temperature increase error message will not go away.
It is hard coded to protect the device from physical explosion and damage to other hardware components.
Thanks for reading, and I hope this article helped you to understand why you are seeing the “Charging was on hold due to iPhone temperature” error message. Have a wonderful day.

About the Author: Robin C

Security Consultant, Engineer, Technology Enthusiast and Blogger.

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