Have you ever had one of those days when you wake up to find out that your iPhone had not charged? This can be a big problem if you have one of those jobs where you need your iPhone. I hate this! There have been a few times when I have left the house with my iPhone at 10% charge because I thought that the charger was working. But what can you do? I’m going to show you a few things that might help.
Check your Lighting Cable
Cables go bad all the time. This is not anything new. I recently found out that there were a few repairs that did not work because the cable I had was faulty. However, there is not a whole lot you can do about it other than get a new cable. Before you go and buy a new cable make sure to test the cable on a different iPhone. If the iPhone is still not charging check the power adapter and the port. We have a selection of iPhone charging cables just in case you need one.
iPhone chargers break too
I must have been through more of these chargers than I have iPhones. And I have had a lot of iPhones. These chargers can break for all kinds of reasons from power surges to just old age. Before you go to have your iPhone charge port fixed or battery replaced you should consider testing with a different charger using a different cable.
If you have checked the power adapter and the cable do not forget the power strip.
iPhone still not charging bring in your iPhone for repair.
If you have done all the above there is a good chance there is something wrong with your iPhone charge port. This could be as simple as it needs to be cleaned out or that it needs to be replaced. Trust me on this one. I will cross my fingers that it just needs to be cleaned as I hate to replace charge ports. Oh, I can do it no problem just not my favourite repair. But let’s talk about cleaning the port.
iPhones are lint traps
Iphones collect a lot of pocket lint in the port. Most of the time this is not a problem. However, when you plug your phone in to be charged it will compact the lint into the bottom of the port. It does not seem like much until you consider that you do this 365 times or more a year. After a while, it can prevent a lighting cable from getting a good connection.
Bring in your iPhone and I will clean the port for free
I have a rule that if I can fix something in less than 10 minutes it is free. This is because I feel that nobody should ever charge for a quick fix. Removing lint from an iPhone charge port is one of those things that can be done in a few minutes.
Before you go and try it yourself understand there are very tiny connectors that can be damaged if you are not careful. If you break those then you will have to pay to have the port replaced. I have a huge magnifying glass and a microscope that I used to clean out charge ports.
Don’t worry even the cleanest Iphones get lint in the charge port. While some people get embarrassed because they think that a clogged charge port sounds dirty it happens to everyone.
Book an appointment today. Just book a free consultation and we can clear out that charge port for you. and if it is worse than that we can talk about other options to make sure that your iPhone is fully charged.
We are a Mac (Apple Computer) repair and training service located in Lithgow and the Blue Mountains. We service most of the Blue Mountains including Katoomba, Leura, Glenbrook, Lawson, Wentworth Falls, Medlow Bath, Blackheath, Portland, Oberon, Bathurst, and now Rylstone.