Emergency Override Charging iPhone: Turn ON/OFF?

Since summer is here, I often go to the beach or pool to have the best time in the water with the family on hot summer days. One of my nieces used my iPhone to click pictures in the pool during my recent picnic with friends. As a result, my iPhone started showing “Liquid Detected in Lightning Connector” or “Charging Not Available” message on the screen. It indicates when the device detects water or moisture in the Lightning port.

It also pops up with the message “Liquid has been detected in the lightning connector. Unplug to let the connector dry. Charging now may damage your iPhone.” At that point, it would be foolish to charge the device as it may cause damage to your iPhone. The device also offers two options; Emergency waiver and rejection. If you are stuck in the same situation, we will show you how to disable or enable iPhone charging in emergency.

Your iPhone already has a moisture detecting sensor integrated into it. Since being in the water for extended periods of time can cause serious damage, this feature will help you reduce that risk.

How to enable or disable iPhone emergency charging?

Emergency charge iPhone charging

This warning appears when you connect your iPhone to a charger due to the presence of water or moisture in the charging port of the iPhone. If your phone shows this warning then it indicates that it cannot charge from the charging port at this time.

In a nutshell, this notification conveys the meaning that charging is disabled. This is a preventative mechanism in iOS that aims to prevent corrosion, which can cause permanent damage to the phone’s internal components if the charging port is damp and charging is performed when the device is damp. In addition, it can lead to a short circuit.

Once the phone detects that there is no more moisture in the port, it will remove this notification on its own. By complying with this notice, you can choose between the following three basic actions:

Choose “Emergency Cancellation”

By selecting this option, you can charge your iPhone despite the fact that it is set to prevent it from charging automatically. If your phone needs to be charged immediately, you should select this option in the event of a crisis.

This will start charging but there is a possibility that it could damage your iPhone as well. You should only choose this path if you are in a difficult situation.

Let your iPhone dry naturally

If you are not in a difficult situation, unplug the charging cord from the device, wait for a while, and then continue to use the device without plugging in until you are sure that the port and cable are free of moisture. Over time, water will evaporate and you can charge your iPhone again. It may take a few hours for this to dry out completely.

Use a wireless charging station

In the event that you are in a precarious situation, you can still use a wireless charger to charge your iPhone even if the Lightning connector is soaked, as moisture will not interfere with wireless charging. To use this option, both your smartphone and the wireless charger you have must support wireless charging in order to use it. You can take advantage of wireless charging on your iPhone if you have a model released after the iPhone 8.

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