“iPhone Charging On Hold”, How To Fix, What it Means?

Apple released the highly anticipated iOS 16. One of the weirdest features on the new iOS is the new Charging On Hold alert that you get due to increase in iPhone temperature.

This notification is a part of the Battery Optimisation functionality offered by iOS 16.

Apple says iPhones operate best in the temperature range of 62° to 72° F (16° to 22° C).

But if the heat increases Apple puts iPhone charging on hold. This should also be noted that temperature higher than 95° F (35° C), can permanently damage the battery capacity of iPhones.

If you received the new Battery Charging Being Held alert then there’s nothing much to worry about.

In this article, we have shared a very simple solution for fixing iPhone Charging On Hold issue, by using which you can stop this notification to appear on the screen again.

How To Fix iPhone Charging On Hold

When iPhone detects a significant temperature increase it will automatically turn off charging.

While we suggest users to let the iPhone cool down normally. You can try the workarounds mentioned below.

Here is how to fix iPhone charging on hold issue by turning off optimized Battery Charging features in iPhone.

  • Go to iPhone “Settings” options.

iPhone settings

  • Scroll down to select “Battery

Battery in iPhone settings

  • Tap on “Battery Health“.

  • Toggle off the “Optimised Battery Charging” setting.

iPhone battOptimised battery charging featureery health settings

Charging will resume when iPhone returns to the normal temperature you can try the other way to fix this problem by bringing your iPhone to a cooler environment.

If you have an air conditioner in your vicinity then turn it on. Once the iPhone cools down then the battery charging will resume automatically.

How To iPhone Avoid Charging On Hold Notification

  • Lower the brightness of your iPhone
  • Limit background App usage.
  • Avoid running multiple apps together.
  • Check if your iPhone’s phone Cover is not letting the heat out.
  • Avoid charging and using iPhones together.
  • Turn on Airplane mode for a while
  • Turn off your iPhone for a while
  • Use genuine charger and cable only
  • Avoid high powe power adapters for fast charging
  • If you are driving, Turn on the AC of the vehicle.
  • If your vehicle (Car) is heated in the sun, your phone might get heated too. better open the window and start AC when needed.

NOTE: turning off this feature can result in reduced battery life.


Also Read: How to Fix iPhone Battery Drain Issues

Why does iPhone Charging On Hold Alert Show Up?

To increase the battery lifespan of your iPhone Apple introduced optimized battery charging a few years ago with iOS 13.

iPhones use Lithium-ion batteries which when exposed to high temperature prevents the normal function of the battery and cause reduce performance, degraded battery health, or battery aging.

This feature either completely stops or slows down battery charging. Earlier, this feature used to work silently in the background without any alerts.


However, with iOS 16 users now get a notification when the iPhone battery stops charging that reads Charging On Hold.

After going into the battery page of the settings app you will get to see “charging was on hold due to iPhone temperature” message.

There you can also find out the duration for which your iPhone charging was on hold.

Similarly, iPhone slows down the charging speed once the battery level reaches 80% to prevent overheating and increase the overall life of the battery. Luckily, if required this feature can be turned off.

So clearly this alert is neither an Error nor a Problem.

Battery Showing Unknown Part

If your Battery Health settings under the Battery options in iPhone settings is showing Unknown Part then you may not be able to turn off Optimised Battery Charging.

battery health unknown part

You will need to Visit Apple care in that condition. While there is a DIY on How to fix it but we will not suggest trying it.

All you can do to prevent ‘iPhone Charging On Hold’ to show on your iPhone is by cooling down your Phone. Keep background apps in check. Low brightness and other features to decrease the load on your iPhone thus avoiding heating in iPhone.

Also Read: How To Remove The Home Screen Search Button


We hope after reading this article you’re no longer worried about the Charging On Hold notification.

Apple in upcoming updates can do something to decrease the frequency by which these notifications pop up on your screen.

Anubhav Tyagi
Anubhav Tyagi
Just a normal guy who listen to lots of music, but apart from that I love Tech!


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